Modern Drama: Selected Plays from 1879 to the Present by Walter LevyModern Drama: Selected Plays from 1879 to the Present by Walter Levy

Modern Drama: Selected Plays from 1879 to the Present

byWalter Levy

Paperback | October 21, 1998

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This comprehensive and balanced anthology offers a collection of 25 works of modern and contemporary drama from the 1870s through the early 1990s. Features twenty-five plays that often demonstrate a significant breakthrough in maturity of expression and style for each playwright — important leaders in the development of modern and contemporary drama.

Title:Modern Drama: Selected Plays from 1879 to the PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:985 pages, 9.1 × 7.5 × 2.1 inPublished:October 21, 1998Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132267217

ISBN - 13:9780132267212

Appropriate for ages: 16


Table of Contents


Henrik Ibsen.

A Doll's House

August Strindberg.

Miss Julie

Oscar Wilde.

The Importance of Being Earnest

George Bernard Shaw.


Anton Chekhov.

The Cherry Orchard

Luigi Pirandello.

Six Characters in Search of an Author

John Millington Synge.

The Playboy of the Western World

Susan Glaspell.

The Verge.

Eugene O'Neill.

Desire Under the Elms

Thornton Wilder.

Our Town

Bertold Brecht.

The Threepenny Opera

Lillian Hellman.

The Children's Hour

Samuel Beckett.


Eugène Ionesco.


Tennessee Williams.

The Glass Menagerie

Arthur Miller.

All My Sons

Edward Albee.

The Zoo Story

Lorraine Hansberry.

A Raisin in the Sun

Harold Pinter.

The Birthday Party

Wole Soyinka.

The Lion and the Jewel

Tom Stoppard.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Sam Shepard.

Buried Child

August Wilson.

The Piano Lesson

Marsha Norman.

'night Mother

Wendy Wasserstein.

The Sisters Rosensweig


George Bernard Shaw.

The Technical Novelty of Ibsen's Plays.

August Strindberg.

Author's Preface toMiss Julie

Francis Fergusson.

From The Idea of a Theater

Luigi Pirandello.

Preface to Six Characters in Search of an Author

Karen Malpede.

Reflections on The Verge

Doris Alexander.

Desire Under the Elms.

Thornton Wilder.

Some Thoughts on Playwriting.

Bertolt Brecht.

Selected Writings on The Threepenny Opera

Martin Esslin.

Samuel Beckett: The Search for Self.

Eugène Ionesco.

FromNotes and Counter Notes: Writings on the Theatre

Geoffrey Borny.

The TwoGlass Menageries:Reading Edition and Acting Edition.

Arthur Miller.

Ibsen and the Drama of Today.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Chitlin Circuit.

Katherine H. Burkman.

The Demeter Myth and Doubling in Marsha Norman's'night Mother

Chronology of Drama, History and Culture.Glossary.Credits.