Wadsworth Anthology of Drama

ISBN-10: 1413029183

ISBN-13: 9781413029185

Edition: 5th 2007 (Brief Edition)

Authors: W. B. Worthen

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THE WADSWORTH ANTHOLOGY OF DRAMA, BRIEF EDITION offers you a bold and most distinguished introduction to drama packed with exciting plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts.
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Book details

List price: $158.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 2/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 982
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Drama, Theater, and Culture
Reading Drama and Seeing Theater
Drama and Theater in History
Dramatic Genres
Dramatic Form
The Stage in Critical Practice
Interpreting the Material Past
Classical Athens
The City Dionysia
The Theater of Dionysus
Theater and Social Life
Drama and Performance
Women in the Athenian Theater
Forms of Greek Drama
Greek Drama in Performance History
Aside: Roman Drama and Theater
Reading the Material Theater
Oedipus the King
Medea
Lysistrata
Critical Contexts
from The Poetics
Classical Japan
The Development of Noh Theater
The Development of Doll Theater
The Development of Kabuki Theater
Classical Japanese Drama in Performance History
Aside: Sanskrit Drama and Theater
Reading the Material Theater
Matsukaze
adaptors Chushingura: The Forty-Seven Samurai
Critical Contexts
from "A Mirror Held to the Flower"
Medieval and Renaissance England
Drama and Theater in Medieval England
Staging Medieval Drama
Drama and Theater in Renaissance London
The Professional Theater and Its Society
Aside: Shakespeare's Globe
Drama and Performance
Women in Drama and Performance
Aside: The Jacobean Court Masque
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in Performance and History
Reading the Material Theater
Everyman
Hamlet
The Tempest
Critical Contexts
from Apology for Poetry
Early Modern Europe
The Political Climate
Theater in France, 1660-1700
Theater in England, 1660-1737
Theater in Spain's Golden Age, 1580-1680
Dramatic Innovation in France, England, and Spain
Aside: Commedia dell' Arte
Neoclassicism, Drama, and Theater
Early Modern Drama in Performance and History
Reading the Material Theater
Life Is a Dream
Tartuffe
The Rover
Loa to The Divine Narcissus
Critical Contexts
"Preface to Troilus and Cressida, Containing the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy"
Modern Europe
Theater and Culture to 1950
Aside: Melodrama
Theater and Culture Since 1950
Modern European Drama in Performance and History
Reading the Material Theater
A Doll House
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Cherry Orchard
Major Barbara
Mother Courage and Her Children
Endgame
Cloud Nine
Blasted
Critical Contexts
from The Birth of Tragedy
from Naturalism in the Theatre
"Direction and Acting"
"Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction"
from The Theater and Its Double
from Theatre of the Oppressed
The United States
"The" American Theater?
European Influence and American Innovation
Postwar Experiments
African-American Drama and Theater
Aside: The Federal Theater Project
Popular Theater and Mass Culture
American Drama in Performance and History
Aside: Performance Art
Reading the Material Theater: Susan Glaspell, "A Jury of Her Peers"
Trifles
The Glass Menagerie
Death of a Salesman
Zoot Suit
Fences
Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches
Critical Contexts
from "Tragedy and the Common Man"
from "The Revolutionary Theatre"
World Stages
A Global Theater?
Postcolonial Perspectives
Postcolonial Drama in Performance and History
Analyzing Postcolonial Theater and Drama
Reading the Material Theater
Aside: Intercultural Performance
Information for Foreigners
Translations
"Master Harold" ...and the boys
Harvest
Critical Contexts
from "The Fact of Blackness"
Glossary
Credits
Index
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