Plays for the Theatre: A Drama Anthology

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Oscar Gross Brockett, Robert J. Ball
Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 582 pages
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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.

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User Review  - sholt2001 - LibraryThing

A nice collection of plays from a variety of time periods and cultures. Each has a brief introduction on background and themes. Not nearly as comprehensive as some collections, say, the Wadsworth, but also much more brief and easy to digest. Read full review


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Brockett is of the University of Texas at Austin.

Robert J. Ball has ample experience as a successful teacher of Introduction to Theatre and Theatre Appreciation courses at a number of large and small universities, including Trinity University, the University of Texas, and Vanderbilt University. He is also a practicing actor and director with numerous professional credits in American regional theatres, as well as credits for national and international touring productions. Dr. Ball received his Ph.D. in theatre history and criticism from the University of Texas and is currently the Chair and Artistic Director of the Theatre Arts program at University of the Incarnate Word.

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