Dramatists and Dramas

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 324 pages
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Dramatists and Dramas presents the best of acclaimed critic and scholar Harold Bloom's writings on the world's greatest dramatists and their timeless plays. Bloom's coverage ranges from the ancient Greeks to the modern day, with a particular emphas
  

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Contents

Aeschylus
1
Sophocles
4
Euripides
12
Aristophanes
16
Christopher Marlowe
19
William Shakespeare
30
Ben Jonson
125
John Webster
132
Thornton Wilder
222
Bertolt Brecht
224
Samuel Beckett
227
Tennessee Williams
238
Eugene Ionesco
248
Arthur Miller
249
Neil Simon
258
Edward Albee
260

Moliere
136
John Gay
139
Henrik Ibsen
142
Oscar Wilde
146
George Bernard Shaw
155
Anton Chekhov
179
Luigi Pirandello
186
John Millington Synge
190
Sean O Casey
195
Eugene O Neill
206
TS Eliot
218
Harold Pinter
268
Tom Stoppard
273
Sam Shepard
281
August Wilson
283
David Mamet
285
Tony Kushner
288
Further Reading
293
Index
295
About the Author
307
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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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