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The drama 100 : a ranking of the greatest plays of all time

Author: Daniel S Burt
Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents literary criticism of one hundred plays of world literature, providing plot summaries for each play, a profile of the author, and an assessment of the play's characters and major themes.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel S Burt
ISBN: 9780816060740 0816060746
OCLC Number: 148693355
Notes: Includes "A second hundred (honorable mentions)."
Includes index.
Description: xii, 612 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: King Lear --
Oedipus the king --
Hamlet --
Oresteia --
Macbeth --
Long day's journey into night --
Othello --
Waiting for Godot --
Medea --
Twelfth night --
A doll's house --
The cherry orchard --
Bacchae --
The importance of being Earnest --
Antigone --
Tartuffe --
Antony and Celopatra --
Mother Courage and her children --
Lysistrata --
Doctor Faustus --
Death of a salesman --
Woyzeck --
Volpone, or the fox --
Henry IV --
The way of the world --
A streetcar named desire --
The tempest --
Major Barbara --
Endgame --
Śakuntalá --
Miss Julie --
The Peony Pavilion --
The misanthrope --
Three sisters --
Life is a dream --
Hedda Gabler --
The school for scandal --
The playboy of the western world --
The iceman cometh --
The love suicides at Sonezaki --
Everyman --
Angels in America: a gay fantasia on national themes --
A midsummer night's dream --
Six characters in search of an author --
Man and superman --
Phèdre --
Romeo and Juliet --
Look back in anger --
The homecoming --
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? --
The plough and the stars --
The alchemist --
Trojan women --
Saint Joan --
Blood wedding --
The marriage of Figaro --
The glass menagerie --
The good person of Setzuan --
She stoops to conquer --
Murder in the cathedral --
The bald soprano --
The ghost sonata --
The inspector general --
The crucible --
Marat/Sade --
Translations --
The Beggar's opera --
Amphitryon --
No exit --
A raisin in the sun --
Our town --
The country wife --
Travesties --
The lower depths --Private lives --
Fool for love --
A flea in her ear --
Glengarry Glen Ross --
King Ubu --
Cloud nine --
At the Hawk's well --
Orpheus --
"Master Harold" ... and the boys --
The well-curb --
The other shore --
The little Foxes --
Fences --
The Dybbuk --
The visit --
The weavers --
Le Cid --
The rover --
Awake and sing! --
The brothers --
The balcony --
Accidental death of an anarchist --
The hostage --
The Heidi chronicles --
The king's the best magistrate --
Peter Pan.
Other Titles: Drama one hundred
Responsibility: Daniel S. Burt.

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Which plays are truly great, and why? This reference profiles 100 of the greatest plays drawn from all cultures and periods of literature. The plays include: ""Waiting for Godot""; ""The Cherry  Read more...

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