The Broadview Anthology of Drama, Volume 1: From Antiquity Through the Eighteenth Century

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Craig S. Walker, Jennifer Wise
Broadview Press, Jul 9, 2003 - Drama - 865 pages

The Broadview Anthology of Drama: Plays from the Western Theatre is a chronological presentation of 43 plays in two volumes, ranging from the ancient theatre world to the present day. Each chapter focuses on a specific period and begins with an insightful introduction sketching the historical and theatrical landscape of that period. Contextualization for each play is provided through a thorough account of the literary and dramatic background of the play along with clear and comprehensive annotation. In addition, the editors have provided a glossary of terms used in the anthology to better equip students with a vocabulary for discussing the world of the stage.


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1 The Ancient Theatre
2 Medieval Drama
3 The Renaissance
4 The Enlightenment Stage

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Jennifer Wise is Associate Professor of Theatre History at the University of Victoria and is the author of Dionysus Writes: The Invention of Theatre in Ancient Greece (Cornell University Press, 1998).

Craig S. Walker is Associate Professor of Drama at Queen’s University and is the author of The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001).

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