Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama

ISBN-10: 031247489X
ISBN-13: 9780312474898
Edition: 6th 2009
Authors: Lee A. Jacobus
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Description: The Compact Bedford Anthology of Dramapresents a well-balanced selection of plays, commentaries, and casebooks in a concise, affordable format. Its 29 chronologically arranged plays represent every major period from classic times to the present.  More...

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Book details

List price: $80.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 9/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1088
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

The Compact Bedford Anthology of Dramapresents a well-balanced selection of plays, commentaries, and casebooks in a concise, affordable format. Its 29 chronologically arranged plays represent every major period from classic times to the present. With in-depth treatment of William Shakespeare, a strong representation of plays by women and American multicultural plays, and an exciting contemporary section loaded with prize winners,The Compact Bedford Anthology of Dramahas the plays you want to teach and features designed to help students think critically about all aspects of a play as a work of literature and as a performance. Giving students a rich understanding of the plays and the contexts from which they emerge, the anthology offers 33 commentaries, 2 Casebooks, the most extensive collection of theater photographs available in a text of this kind, coverage of writing about drama, and a robust companion web site with help for students and instructors.

Preface for Instructors
Introduction: Thinking about Drama
What Is Drama?
Drama and Ritual
Drama: The Illusion of Reality
Seeing a Play Onstage
Theaters and Their Effect
Reading a Play
The Great Ages of Drama
Greek Drama
Roman Drama
Medieval Drama
Renaissance Drama
Late Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Drama
Nineteenth-Century Drama through the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Drama in the Early and Mid-Twentieth Century
Contemporary Drama
Genres of Drama
Tragedy
Comedy
Tragicomedy
Elements of Drama
Plot
Characterization
Setting
Dialogue
Music
Movement
Theme
Lady Gregory, The Rising of the Moon
Greek Drama
Origins of Greek Drama
The Greeks and Their Gods
The Greek Stage
*The Greek Actor
Genres of Greek Drama
Tragedy
Satyr Plays
Comedy
The Great Age of Greek Drama
Greek Drama Timeline
Oedipus Rex (Translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald)
Oedipus Rex in Performance
Commentaries on Oedipus Rex
Aristotle, Poetics: Comedy and Epic and Tragedy
Sigmund Freud, The Oedipus Complex
Claude L�vi-Strauss, From The Structural Study of Myth
Aristophanes, Lysistrata (Translated by Dudley Fitts)
Lysistrata in Performance
Roman Drama
Indigenous Sources
The Greek Influence
The Roman Stage
*The Roman Actor
Roman Drama Timeline
Roman Dramatists
Plautus, Excerpt from The Twin Menaechmi (Act III)
Terence, Excerpt from The Brothers (Act V)
Seneca, Excerpt from Thyestes (Act V, Scene ii)
Medieval Drama
The Role of the Church
Miracle Plays
Mystery Plays
Morality Plays
The Medieval Stage
*The Medieval Actor
Medieval Drama Timeline
Hrosvitha, Dulcitius (Translated by K.M. Wilson)
Dulcitius in Performance
Commentary on Hrosvitha
Sue-Ellen Case, Re-viewing Hrotsvit
Anonymous, Everyman (Edited by A.C. Cawley)
Everyman in Performance
Renaissance Drama
Italian Drama
The Italian Theater
Commedia dell���Art

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