The Seagull Reader: Plays / Edition 2

The Seagull Reader: Plays / Edition 2

by Joseph Kelly
ISBN-10:
0393933245
ISBN-13:
9780393933246
Pub. Date:
12/03/2008
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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The Seagull Reader: Plays / Edition 2

Compact, portable, and inexpensive, The Seagull Reader: Plays, Second Edition, offers 8 classic (and contemporary classic) plays, 2 of them—Death of a Salesman and A Raisin in the Sun—new to this edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393933246
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/03/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Note on Datesx
Introductionxi
What Is Drama?xi
Dramatic Conventions Then and Nowxii
Cultural Contextxiii
Page versus Stagexiv
The Parts of a Playxvi
Plotxvi
Characterxix
Spectaclexxi
Symbolismxxiii
Tragedyxxv
Comedyxxviii
Major Moments in the History of Theaterxxix
Greek Theaterxxix
Elizabethan Theaterxxxii
Nineteenth-Century Middle-Class Theaterxxxv
The Provincetown Playersxxxvi
Contemporary American Theaterxxxviii
Regional Theatersxl
Conclusionxl
Plays
Sophocles, Oedipus the King3
William Shakespeare, Hamlet54
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll House182
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest254
Susan Glaspell, Trifles317
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie332
August Wilson, Fences400
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly469
Biographical Sketches535
Glossary541
Permissions Acknowledgments547

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