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Plays for the Theatre

Plays for the Theatre - 8th edition

Plays for the Theatre - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780534577865

ISBN10: 0534577865

Plays for the Theatre by Oscar G. Brockett and Robert J. Ball - ISBN 9780534577865
Edition: 8TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published:
International: No
Plays for the Theatre by Oscar G. Brockett and Robert J. Ball - ISBN 9780534577865

ISBN13: 9780534577865

ISBN10: 0534577865

Edition: 8TH 04

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Summary

PLAYS FOR THEATRE continues its rich tradition of providing engaging plays for the contemporary stage. The plays provide historical and contemporary drama. PLAYS FOR THEATRE is a great companion to THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, EIGHTH EDITION, which places selections from plays within historical and cultural context, providing a richer and more rewarding exploration of the people and ideas that have shaped today's theatre.

Benefits:

  • An opening essay sets the context for the reading of the play.
  • This anthology represents a wide historical range from ancient Greece to the modern day.
  • The selections reflects the vibrant diversity of contemporary American theatre
  • NEW!-Four new plays and accompanying introductions are included in this edition: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson, How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, The Shrine in the Fields by Zeami, andThe Strong Breed by Wole Soyinka.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, English version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerals.
2. Noah and His Sons by Anonymous, Edited by Oscar G. Brockett.
3. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare.
4. Tartuffe by Moli (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), Translated into English by Richard Wilbur.
5. The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, English version by Edward J. Dent.
6. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, Translated by William Archer (with emendations by Oscar G. Brockett).
7. The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill.
8. The Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht, Revised English version by Eric Bentley.
9. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams.
10. Happy Days by Samuel Beckett.
11. Roosters by Milcha Sanchez-Scott.
12. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson.
13. How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel.
14. The Shrine in the Fields by Zeami.
15. The Strong Breed by Wole Soyinka.