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Modern Armenian Drama An Anthology

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ISBN-10: 0231116306

ISBN-13: 9780231116305

Edition: 2001

Authors: Nishan Parlakian, S. Peter Cowe

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Available in English for the first time, Modern Armenian Dramapresents seven classic works from the Armenian stage. Spanning over a century (1871--1992), the plays explore such diverse themes science and religion, socioeconomic injustice, women's emancipation, and political reform through the medium of all the major European dramatic genres. Nishan Parlakian and S. Peter Cowe provide a comprehensive introduction to the history of Armenian drama, giving a valuable overview of its importance and development in Armenia, as well as a brief biography for each playwright. A preface to each play helps in placing the work within the context of historical and cultural issues of the time. Like the plays of Ibsen and O'Neill, the plays presented in this anthology are considered modern classics. They have an enduring quality and appeal to audiences who see them today. The editors have collected translations of the best examples of Armenian theater from its renaissance in the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Nishan Parlakian is emeritus professor of drama at John Jay College. He is a playwright and a director who has staged plays in Armenian and in English. He has written extensively on Armenian theater, and he has translated numerous plays. He is a past president of the Pirandello Society and coeditor of Modern Armenian Drama: An Anthology(Columbia University Press, 2001).

Preface
Introduction
Gabriel Sundukian
Pepo (1871)
Hagop Baronian
Honorable Beggars (1880)
Aleksandr Shirvanzade
For the Sake of Honor (1904)
Lewon Shant
Ancient Gods (1908)
Derenik Demirchyan
Nazar the Brave (1923)
Perch Zeytuntsyan
Unfinished Monologue (1981)
Anahit Aghasaryan
Madmen of the World, Unite! (1992)
Notes on Contributors
Table of Transliteration