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Drama for students. Volume 1 : presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied dramas

Author: David Galens; Lynn Spampinato
Publisher: Detroit : Gale [Research], ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to understanding drama, featuring entries on sixteen separate works, each including an introduction to the story and its author, a plot summary, character sketches, discussion of themes and techniques, information about the historical and cultural context of the work, and a critical overview.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Galens; Lynn Spampinato
ISBN: 0787616834 9780787616830
OCLC Number: 39566357
Notes: Each entry contains author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, historical context, critical overview, and criticism.
Description: xix, 350 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Antigone / Sophocles --
The cherry orchard / Anton Chekhov --
Cyrano de Bergerac / Edmond Rostand --
Death of a salesman / Arthur Miller --
Doctor Faustus / Christopher Marlowe --
A doll's house / Henrik Ibsen --
The glass menagerie / Tennessee Williams --
The king and I / Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein, II --
The little foxes / Lillian Hellman --
Medea / Euripides --
Oedipus Rex / Sophocles --
Our town / Thornton Wilder --
Pygmalion / George Bernard Shaw --
She stoops to conquer / Oliver Goldsmith --
A streetcar named Desire / Tennessee Williams --
You can't take it with you / George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart.
Responsibility: David Galens, Lynn Spampinato, editors.

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A guide to understanding drama, featuring entries on sixteen separate works, each including an introduction to the story and its author, a plot summary, character sketches, discussion of themes and techniques, information about the historical and cultural context of the work, and a critical overview.

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