Longman Anthology of Drama and Theater A Global Perspective

ISBN-10: 0321015592
ISBN-13: 9780321015594
Edition: 2001
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Description: The Longman Anthology of World Drama and Theatre is a fully-integrated text/anthology of drama with a global emphasis for the Introduction to Drama course. Divided into two parts: Part One covers the origins of drama: genres, conventions, styles and  More...

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Book details

List price: $94.60
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 8/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1824
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 5.148
Language: English

The Longman Anthology of World Drama and Theatre is a fully-integrated text/anthology of drama with a global emphasis for the Introduction to Drama course. Divided into two parts: Part One covers the origins of drama: genres, conventions, styles and descriptions of roles, and Part Two is a six chapter anthology of plays, including plays from around the world with a solid core of western plays. Each chapter in Part Two includes visuals, maps, timelines, biographical and contextual headnotes, and an overview of the history and conventions of each period that help students gain a better understanding of the drama and theater being presented.

Preface
The Theoretical and Practical Foundations of Theater
Stories, Rituals, and Theater: A Foundation for the Theatrical Arts
The Theatrical Impulse
The Story Teller
The Barong or Trance Dance of Bali
Forum: The Theatre as It Was and as It Is
A Broadway Musical
Rituals Versus Theater
An Autumnal Ritual in America
Forum: Acting in Everyday Life and Everyday Life in Acting
The Origins of Theater
Common Ground for Uncommon Cultures
Center Stage: The Abydos Passion Play
Reading a Play
Anonymous, Master Pierre Pathelin
From Theater to Drama
The Dramatic Impulse
The Poetics of Aristotle
Forum: from The Poetics
The Elements of Drama
Forum: General Considerations of Theatrical Entertainment in China
The Principal Genres of Drama
Spotlight: Melodrama and Farce
Forum: The Mythos of Spring: Comedy
Styles and Conventions
From the Page to the Stage: Theater Artists at Work
Choices
The Actor
Forum: When Writing Is Art
The Playwright
Forum: Some Thoughts on Playwriting
The Director
Forum: Julie Taymor on Directing The Lion King
The Designers
Forum: Designing a Play: Death of A Salesman
The Critic
An Anthology of the World's Drama
The Theater of Greece and Rome Greece
Greece
The Origins of the Theater in Greece
Spotlight: The Hellenistic Theater
The Greek Mind
Playwrights and Acting
Spotlight: The Conventions of Greek Theater
Aeshylus, Prometheus Bound
Sophocles, Oedipus the King
Spotlight: The Curse on the House of Thebes
Center Stage: The First Performance of Oedipus the King
Center Stage: Oedipus the King at the Teatro Olympico, 1585
Forums: Ode to Oedipus
Guthrie Directs 'Ritual' Performance of Oedipus Rex at Edinburgh F�te
Euripides, Medea
Aristophanes, Lysistrata
Spotlight: Greek Old Comedy
Rome
The Development of Roman Theater
Playwrights and Popular Entertainments
Theaters and Acting
The Fall of Rome
Terence, Brothers
Forum: The Art of Poetry (Ars Poetica)
The Theater of India, China, and Japan
India
The Origins of Indian Drama
Forum: from The Natyasastra
The Types of Indian Drama
The Conventions of Classical Indian Theater
Dance and Folk Drama in India
The Modern Theater of India
Kalidasa, The Recognition of Sakuntala
Rabindranath Tagore, The Post Office
Forum: The Formal Characteristics of Indian Folk Theatre
China
The History of Chinese Theatre
Center Stage: A Night at the Chinese Opera: The Hua-Gu Opera of Hunan
The Conventions of Chinese Theater
Ma Chih-yuan, Autumn in the Palace of Han
Anonymous, The Qing Ding Pearl
Forum: The World of Chinese Drama
Japan
The N�h Theater
Forum: Style and the Flower from The Kadensho
Forum: House and Family Suzuki on the N�h Theater
The Kabuki Theater
The Contemporary Japanese Theater: Shingeki
Zeami, Komachi at Sekidira
Center Stage: The Tanabata Festival of Japan
Namiki Gohei III, Kanjincho
Kobo Abe, The Man Who Turned into a Stick
The Early Modern Theater
The Middle Ages
Rites and Folk Drama
Religious Drama
Performance Conventions
Anonymous, The Brome Play of Abraham and Isaac
Three Morality Plays
Anonymous, Everyman
Anonymous, Mankind
Anonymous, The Apple Tree
The European Renaissance
The Renaissance Mind
Center Stage: The Commedia dell'arte
Center Stage: Native American Performance
The Need for Order
Center Stage: The Masque
Hierarchies On Stage and Off
The Role of Tragedy
Playhouses and Scenery
Acting
Playwriting: The Neoclassicists Versus The Romantics
England
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Spotlight: Making Shakespeare's Language User-Friendly
Center Stage: The Midsummer Festivals of Europe
Center Stage: A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe Theatre
Forum Four Reviews: A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1853
A Review of A Midsummer Nights's Dream
Moonbeams and Menaces
Shakespeare as Carnival in Amazonean 'Dream'
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Spotlight: Shakespeare's Two Theaters
Spain and the Americas
Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Life's a Dream
Spotlight: The Spanish Theater: The Corrales
Center Stage: Theater in Mesoamerica
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, The Divine Narcissus
Center Stage: The Yaqui Easter of the Southwest United States
France
Moli�re Tartuffe
Center Stage: The French Theater
Center Stage: The (Third) Opening Night of Tartuffe
Tartuffe at the Th��ter du Soleil, 1995
Spotlight: The Secret Life of a Con Man: Antony Sher on Playing Tartuffe (An Interview by Francesca Simon)
The Late Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Spotlight: The Comedy of Manners
The Conventions of the Restoration Theater
Sentimental Comedy
Forum: A Comparison Between Sentimental and Laughing Comedy
Laughing Comedy
Bourgeois Tragedy
Forum: Dedication to The London Merchant
Aphra Behn, The Rover
Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
The Modern Theater
Romanticism
The Melodrama
The Romantic Revolution and Hernani
Victor Hugo, Hernani
George Aikin (adapted from the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe)

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