Summary: This anthology of 17 plays offers a convenient and affordable alternative to ordering individual play scripts, with the additional benefit of a general introduction and headnotes.
Photographs: A black and white photo program featuring production shots from the plays has been added to the text.
Three new plays: Ibsen's A Doll's House; Leguizamo's Freak; and Churchill's Blue Heart...show more
Includes selections from the classics of theater to contemporary playwrights and plays.
A general introduction to the Anthology acquaints students with the process of reading a play script.
Headnotes to each script provide background on both the play and the playwright.
Available in an inexpensive package with The Theater Experience, 8th edition; Theater: The Lively Art, 3rd edition; or The Living Theater: A History, 3rd edition.
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 01 Cover: Paperback Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2001 International: No
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How to Read a Play
Where and When the Play Takes Place:The Setting and Circumstances Who the Participants Are:The Characters What Kind of Play It Is: Categories and Genres How the Play Unfolds:Action and Theme The Play Begins The Play Progresses The Theme The Conclusion
The Anthology of Plays
Sophocles, Antigone, trans: Peter D. Arnott Plautus, The Menaechmus Brothers, trans. and ed: E.F.Watling Abraham and Isaac adapted by the editors Kwanami Kiyotsugu, Sotoba Komachi, trans. Arthur Waley William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ed. and with notes by Tucker Brooke and Jack Randall Crawford Moliere, Tartuffe, trans. Richard Wilbur Susanna Centlivre, The Busy Body Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, trans. Eva Le Gallienne Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, trans. Constance Garnett August Strindberg, A Dream Play, trans. Walter Johnson Bertolt Brecht, The Good Woman of Setzuan trans. Eric Bentley and Maja Apelman Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie Samuel Beckett, Krapp's Last Tape Charles Ludlam, The Mystery of Irma Vep August Wilson, Joe Turner's Come and Gone Caryl Chuchill, Blue Heart John Leguizamo, Excerpts from Freak
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