Longman Anthology of Drama and Theater A Global Perspective

ISBN-10: 0321088980

ISBN-13: 9780321088987

Edition: 2002

Authors: Michael L. Greenwald, Roger Schultz, Roberto D. Pomo

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Divided into three parts, this brief, chronologically-organized, fully-integrated drama anthology offers a global emphasis and extensive critical and historical material of 23 indispensable plays. No other anthology offers such a richly varied selection from the traditional Western canon, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. This anthology contains many examples of rituals, ceremonies, and folk customs. The role of the storyteller is examined and chronicled to illustrate the impulses that have prompted humans to create theater. Center Stage Essays present dramatic descriptions of special performances, in many cases, the first performance of a well-known play. Spotlight Essays identify and discuss the wide variety of staging conventions of particular theaters. Forum Essays present important critical documents by critics, theoreticians, and theater artists. Lavish maps and annotated timelines familiarize the reader with different cultures and periods. Each play is introduced by a thorough headnote; each includes in-depth biographical information about the playwright and the historical context of the play. Photographs and illustrations help the reader visualize the performance of the play they are reading. For anyone interested in drama and theater.
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Book details

List price: $133.40
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

The Theoretical And Practical Foundations Of The Theater
Stories, Rituals, and Theater: A Foundation for the Theatrical Arts
The Theatrical Impulse
The Storyteller
Forum: "The Theater as It Was and Is"
The Balinese Barong
A Broadway Musical
Rituals vs. Theatre
An American Football Game
Center Stage: "The Abydos Passion Play."
The Origins of Theatre
Common Ground for Uncommon Cultures
Reading a Play
Susan Glaspell: TRIFLES
From Theatre to Drama
The Dramatic Impulse
The Poetics of Aristotle
Forum: "from The Poetics" by Aristotle
The Elements of Drama
The Principal Genres of Drama
Spotlight: "Melodrama and Farce."
Styles and Conventions
An Anthology Of Western Drama: From The Ancient To The Contemporary Theater
The Theatre of Greece and Rome
The Origins of Theater in Greece
Spotlight: "The Hellenistic Theatre."
The Greek Mind
Playwrights and Acting
Spotlight: "The Conventions of Greek Theatre."
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 Fete"
Spotlight: "Greek Old Comedy and Aristophanes's Lysistrata. "
The Development of Roman Theater
Playwrights and Popular Entertainments
Theaters and Acting
The Fall of Rome
The Early Modern Theater
The Middle Ages
Rites and Folk Drama
Religious Drama
Performance Conventions
Anonymous, The Brome Play Of Abraham And Isaac
Anonymous, Everyman
The European Renaissance
The Renaissance Mind
Center Stage: "The Commedia dell'arte."
The Need for Order
Center Stage: The Masque
Hierarchies on Stage and Off
The Role of Tragedy
Playhouses and Scenery
Playwriting: The Neoclassicists vs. the Romantics
Spotlight: "Making Shakespeare's Language User-Friendly."
Center Stage: "Shakespeare's Two Theatres."
Center Stage: Hamlet at the Globe Theatre, 1601
Forums: (Three Reviews) "Hamlet: Picturesque and Refined"
"Theater: Richard Burton as Hamlet"
"Shakespeare a la Russe: Kozintsev's Hamlet"
Spotlight: The Spanish Theater: The Corrales
Moliere, Tartuffe
Spotlight: The French Theater Tartuffe in Performance
Center Stage: The (Third) Opening Night of Tartuffe
Center Stage: Tartuffe at the Teatre du Soliel, 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
Spotlight: The Conventions of Restoration Theater
Sentimental Comedy
Laughing Comedy
Bouregois Tragedy
The Modern Theatre
The Melodrama
The Romantic Revolution and Hernani
Spotlight: America's Greatest Hit: Uncle Tom's Cabin
Spotlight: The Minstrel Show
Realism and Naturalism
The Well-Made Play
Influences on Realism
The Problem Play
The Rise of the Director
The Fathers of Realism: Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov
Intimate Theatres
The Second Generation of Realists
A Doll's House
Center Stage: The Tarantella and Other Healing Dances
The Cherry Orchard
Expressionism and the Epic Theatre
The Epic Theater
Spotlight: Theater in the Industrial Age
The Good Woman Of Setzuan
Death Of A Salesman
Forum: "Tragedy and the Common Man"
Forums (Three Reviews)
Death of a Salesman: Powerful Tragedy"
"Even as You and I"
"Willy Loman Gets China Territory"
Waiting for Godot: The Modern Masterpiece."
The American Dream
The Contemporary Theatre
Influences on Contemporary Theater
Postmodernism and the Theater
Artaud and the Theater of Cruelty
Theater Collectives and Aletrnative Theater
Acting in Contemporary Plays
Contemporary Dramatic Criticism: Deconstructionism and Others
Top Girls
Angels In America, Part One: Millenium Approaches
Forum: "Embracing All Possibilities in Art and Life"
Forum: from "Tony Kushner Considers the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness"
An Introduction To Non-Western Theater: Asia, Africa And The African Diaspora, And Latin America
The Theatre of Asia
The Origins of Indian Drama
The Types of Indian Drama
The Conventions of the Classical Indian Theater
Dance and Folk Drama in India
The Modern Theater of India
The Recognition of Sakuntala: India's Masterpiece."
The History of Chinese Theatre The Peking Opera
Center Stage: "Spring Festival in China."
The Conventions of Chinese Theatre
Center Stage: "A Night at the Hua-gu Opera."
Anonymous, The Qing Ding Pearl
The Noh Theater
Center Stage: "The Tanabata Festival of Japan."
The Kabuki Theatre
The Contempiorary Japanese Theater: Shingeki
Namiki Gohei III, Kanjincho
African and the African Diaspora
The Roots of African Theatre
Postcolonial Drama in Africa
The Conventions of African Theatre
Center Stage: South African Township Theater
Master Harold...and the boys
Spotlight: "South Africa's Market Market Theater and the Independent Theater Phenomenon."
Death And The King's Horseman
Center Stage: "Yoruban Obatala Festival in Ede, Nigeria, West Africa."
African-American Theatre
The Development of African American Theater
A Raisin in the Sun: America in Transition."
August Wilson, FENCES
The Caribbean
Puerto Rico
Haiti and Jamaica
TI-Jean And His Brothers
Center Stage: "The Trinidad Carnival."
Latin American Theater
The Development Latin American Theater
Spotlight: "Popular Theater in Latin America."
Center Stage: "The Theatre of Mesoamerica."
The Divine Narcissus
Center Stage: "The Yaqui Easter."
No Saco Nada De La Escuela
A Solid Home
Center Stage: "El Dia de los Muertos in Mexico."
Paper Flowers
The Student as Critic
The Production Review
Critical Essays
A Few Technical Notes
General Questions About a Play in Performance
Sample Outline for a Critical Essay on Ti-Jean and His Brothers
Glossary of Terms
Text Credits
Photo Credits
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