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Wadsworth Anthology of Drama

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ISBN-10: 1413017673

ISBN-13: 9781413017670

Edition: 5th 2007

Authors: W. B. Worthen

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Known through four editions as the boldest and most distinguished introduction to drama, William Worthen's pace-setting text continues to provide exciting plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts. In its fifth edition, THE WADSWORTH ANTHOLOGY OF DRAMA broadens its scope to offer even more plays than ever before.
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Book details

List price: $172.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1680
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Introduction: Drama, Theater, and Culture
Reading Drama and Seeing Theater
Drama and Theater in History
Dramatic Genres
Dramatic Form
The Stage in Critical Practice
Reading the Material Theatre
Classical Athens
Aside: Roman Drama and Theater
Reading the Material Theater: Pronomos Painter
Aeschylus, The Orestia
Sophocles, Oedipus the King
Euripides, Medea
Aristophanes, Lysistrata
Critical Contexts: Aristotle, from The Poetics
Critical Perspectives: Sue-Ellen Case, from Classic Drag: the Greek Creation of Female Parts
Classical Japan
Aside: Sanskrit Drama and Theater
Reading the Material Theater: A Portrait of Seki Sanjuro II
Kan'ami Kiyotsugu, Matsukaze
Nakamura Matagoro II and James R
Brandon, adaptors, Chushingura: The Forty-Seven Samurai
Critical Contexts: Zeami Motokiyo, from A Mirror Held to the Flower
Critical Perspectives: Graham Ley, Aristotle's Poetics, Bharatamuni's Natyasastra, and Zeami's Treatises: Theory as Discourse
Medieval And Renaissance England
Aside: The Jacobean Court Masque
Reading the Material Theater: Titus Andronicus title page
Anonymous, The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Pageant
Anonymous, Everyman
Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
William Shakespeare, The Tempest
Critical Contexts: Sir Philip Sidney, from Apology for Poetry
Critical Perspectives: Phyllis Rackin, Misogyny is Everywhere
Early Modern Europe
Aside: Commedia Dell' Arte
Reading the Material Theater: Betterton's acting style
Pedro Calder?n de la Barca, Life Is a Dream
Moli?re, Tartuffe
Jean Racine, Phaedra
Aphra Behn, The Rover
Sor Juana In?s de la Cruz, Loa to The Divine Narcissus
Critical Contexts: John Dryden, Preface to Troilus and Cressida, Containing the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy
Critical Perspectives: Katharine Eisaman Maus, from 'Playhouse Flesh and Blood': Sexual Ideology and the Restoration Actress
Modern Europe
Aside: Melodrama
Reading the Material Theater: Ibsen's Notes for the Modern Tragedy
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House
August Strindberg, Miss Julie
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of being Earnest
Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard
Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters In Search of an Author
Bertolt Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children
Jean Genet, The Balcony
Samuel Beckett, Endgame
Harold Pinter, The Homecoming
Heiner M?ller, Hamletmachine
Caryl Churchill, Cloud Nine
Sarah Kane, Blasted
David Hare, Stuff Happens
Critical Contexts: Friedrich Nietzsche, from The Birth of Tragedy
?mile Zola, from Naturalism in the Theatre
Constantin Stanislavski, from "Direction and Acting"
Bertolt Brecht, "Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction"
Antonin Artaud, from The Theater and Its Double
Augusto Boal, from Theater of the Oppressed
Critical Perspectives: Martin Esslin, from The Theatre of the Absurd
Fredric Jameson, from "Postmodernism and Consumer Society"
Una Chaudhuri, from Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama
The United States
Aside: The Federal Theater Project
Aside: Performance Art
Reading the Material Theater: "A Jury of Her Peers," by Susan Glaspell
Dion Boucicault, The Octoroon
Susan Glaspell, Trifles
Eugene O'Neill, The Hairy Ape
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
*Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones, Dutchman
Luis Valdez, Zoot Suit
Sam Shepard, True West
August Wilson, Fences
David Henry Hwang, M
Tony Kushner, Angels in America,
Milennium Approaches
Anna Deavere Smith, Fires In the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog
Critical Contexts: Arthur Miller, Tragedy and the Common Man
Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones, "The Revolutionary Theatre"
Critical perspectives: August Wilson, The Ground on Which I Stand
Robert Brustein, Subsidized Separatism
World Stages
Aside: Intercultural Performance
Reading the Material Theater: Program Notes for Translations
Aim? C?saire, A Tempest
Griselda Gambaro, Information for Foreigners
Wole Soyinka, Death and the King's Horseman
Brian Friel, Translations
Athol Fugard, "Master Harold"
and the boys
Louis Nowra, The Golden Age
Gao Xingjian, The Other Shore
Vaclev Havel, Temptation
Tomson Highway, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
Manjula Padmanabhan, Harvest
Vassily Sigarev, Black Milk
Critical Contexts: Frantz Fanon, from "The Fact of Blackness Critical Perspectives: Helen Gilbert and Joanne Tompkins, from Post-Colonial Drama
Glossary List of Illustrations and Photographs