Drama: A Pocket Anthology

Paperback | September 26, 2014

byR. S. Gwynn

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A nice alternative to lengthier and more expense anthologies, Drama: A Pocket Anthology  is the perfect choice for professors who want to see several books in an Introduction to Drama course.  Chronologically organized, changes to the new edition include:

 

  • Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning comedy The God of Carnage produced on Broadway with a cast including James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels, reflects the robust strength of today’s Broadway and of contemporary comedy.
  • Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night  brings a classic comedy to this collection for the first time.
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    ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Cours...

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    R. S. Gwynn has edited several other books, including Fiction: A Pocket Anthology; Poetry: A Pocket Anthology; Literature: A Pocket Anthology; Inside Literature: Reading, Responding, Writing (with Steven Zani); The Art of the Short Story (with Dana Gioia); andContemporary American Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (with April Lindner).  He ...

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    Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 1.3 inPublished:September 26, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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    ISBN - 10:0133961729

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    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction


    The Play’s the Thing
    Origins of Drama
    Aristotle on Tragedy
    Plot
    Characterization
    Theme
    Diction
    Melody
    Spectacle
    Brief History and Description of Dramatic Conventions

     

    Writing About Drama

    DRAMA

    Sophocles
         Antigone, translated by Robert Fagles
    William Shakespeare
         Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, edited by David Bevington
    Henrik Ibsen
         An Enemy of the People, adapted by Arthur Miller
    Susan Glaspell
         Trifles

    Tennessee Williams
         The Glass Menagerie
    Edward Albee
         The Sandbox
    Athol Fugard
         “Master Harold” . . . and the boys

    August Wilson
        The Piano Lesson
    David Ives
        Sure Thing
    Milcha Sanchez-Scott
         The Cuban Swimmer
    Yasmina Reza
         The God of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton


    Acknowledgments

    Index of Critical Terms