Types of Drama: Plays and Contexts

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Sylvan Barnet
Longman, 1997 - Drama - 1078 pages
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The seventh edition of Types of Drama provides a complete course in drama in an easily portable book. This text offers a full range of plays from ancient Greece to the present, along with an introductory chapter on how to read plays; biographical notes for each dramatist; introductory comments for each play; topics for critical thinking and writing for each play; critical contexts (for instance, interviews with the authors) for fourteen plays; stage histories for most plays, often including reviews or interviews with directors; five photo-essays: "The Language of Drama"; "Ancient Greek Drama Today"; "Staging Shakespeare Today"; "African Americans on the Stage"; and "Representations of Gender in the Theater"; eleven short historical essays, such as "A Note on Hispanic-American Theater" and "A Note on Women's Theater"; and a substantial glossary of dramatic terms.

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Contents

WHAT IS DRAMA?
3
HOW TO READ A PLAY
16
Lady Gregory Spreading the News
25
Copyright

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Barnet is former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University.

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