Print and the Poetics of Modern Drama by W. B. WorthenPrint and the Poetics of Modern Drama by W. B. Worthen

Print and the Poetics of Modern Drama

byW. B. Worthen

Paperback | March 19, 2009

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The question of the materiality of the book has surprising consequences when applied to dramatic writing. W.B. Worthen asks how the print form of drama bears on how we understand its dual identity--as play texts and in performance. Beginning with the most salient modern critique of printed drama, arising in the field of Shakespeare editing, Worthen then looks at the ways such playwrights and performance artists as Bernard Shaw, Gertrude Stein, Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Anna Deavere Smith, and Sarah Kane stage the poetics of modern drama in the poetics of the page.
Title:Print and the Poetics of Modern DramaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:March 19, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521602696

ISBN - 13:9780521602693


Table of Contents

Introduction: booking the play; 1. Prefixing the author or, As it was Plaide: Shakespeare, editing and the design of modern drama; 2. Accessory acts; 3. Something like poetry; Epilogue: whom the reader will remember; Notes; Works Cited; Index.