Understanding Plays

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Allyn and Bacon, 2004 - Drama - 738 pages
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Understanding Plays As Texts for Performance offers seventeen plays with critical commentaries that span the range of Western writing for the theatre from the Greeks to the post-moderns. This book introduces readers to dramatic writing as “pre-texts” for theatrical performance—written not only to be read, but also to be performed by actors before audiences.

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From Text to Performance
3
Understanding Play Structure
15
William Shakespeare
22
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

A past president of the National Theatre Conference and the American Theatre Association and member of The College of Fellows of the American Theatre, Milly Barranger is highly regarded and a well-respected author of many books and articles on theatre and drama. She is currently Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theatre History and Theory at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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