A Pocketful of Plays: Vintage Drama, Volume 1

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Thomson, Wadsworth, Apr 15, 2005 - Drama - 480 pages
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As with the first Vintage anthology in the Pocketful series, this selection of some of the most commonly taught plays is aimed at satisfying the need for a concise, quality collection that students will find inexpensive sand that instructors will enjoy teaching. The reception of this series has supported the original assumption that students and teachers would welcome an innovative alternative to huge anthologies, which are rarely used in their entirety, tend to be too bulky to carry and to handle in class. A POCKETFUL OF PLAYS: VINTAGE DRAMA contains six plays that research reveals to be currently among the most commonly studied in class around the country. The plays include source materials to encourage further discussion and analysis, Among these enhancement are author's comments, biographical and critical commentaries, and reviews of actual productions.

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Contents

Susan Glaspell Trifles I
17
Shakespearean Festival presentation of Oedipus the King
69
William Shakespeare Hamlet
75
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

David Madden "is Donald and Velvia Crumbley Professor of Creative Writing and founding director of the United States Civil War Center at Louisiana State University. He is the author of several novels, including the Civil War novel Sharpshooter (1996). Cassandra Singing (1999), "and has edited Beyond the Battlefield: The Ordinary Life and Extraordinary Times of the Civil War Soldier (2000). Remembering James Agee (1977), Classics of Civil War Fiction (1991), and other books.

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