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The Harcourt anthology of drama

Author: William B Worthen
Publisher: Fort Worth : Harcourt College Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Brief edView all editions and formats
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" ... offers a convenient collection of classic and contemporary plays from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Designed to be used in a variety of drama and theater courses, in general surveys of drama and theater, in courses on tragedy and/or comedy, or in classes on modern theater ..."--Preface.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William B Worthen
ISBN: 0155063952 9780155063952
OCLC Number: 49416089
Notes: "Based on the full-length Harcourt Brace anthology of drama"--Page iii.
Description: ix, 997 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Oedipus the king / Sophocles --
Medea / Euripides --
Lysistrata / Aristophanes --
Critical contexts: Aristotle, from The poetics ; Niall W. Slater, from The idea of the actor --
Matsukaze / Kan'ami Kiyotsugu --
Chushingura: the forty-seven Samurai / Nakamura Matagoro II and James R. Brandon, adaptors --
Critical contexts: Zeami Motokiyo, from Teachings on style and the flower --
Everyman / Anonymous --
Hamlet ; The tempest / William Shakespeare --
Critical contexts: Sir Philip Sidney, from Apology for poetry ; Louis Montrose, Anatomies of playing --
Life is a dream / Pedro Calderón de la Barca --
Tartuffe / Molière --
The rover / Aphra Behn --
Loa to the divine Narcissus / Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz --
Critical contexts: John Dryden, Preface to Troilus and Cressida, containing the grounds of criticism in tragedy ; Katharine Eisaman Maus, from Playhouse flesh and blood': sexual ideology and the restoration actress --
A doll house / Henrik Ibsen --
The cherry orchard / Anton Chekhov --
Major Barbara / Bernard Shaw --
Mother courage and her children / Bertolt Brecht --
Endgame / Samuel Beckett --
Cloud nine / Caryl Churchill --
Critical contexts: Friedrich Nietzsche, from The birth of tragedy ; Emile Zola, from Naturalism in the theatre ; Constantin Stanislavski, Direction and acting ; Bertolt Brecht, Theatre for pleasure or theatre for instruction ; Antonin Artaud, from The theater and its double --
Trifles / Susan Glaspell --
The glass menagerie / Tennessee Williams --
Los vendidos / Luis Valdez --
Fences / August Wilson --
M. Butterfly / David Henry Hwang --
Angels in America, Part I: millennium approaches / Tony Kushner --
The America play / Suzan-Lori Parks --
Critical contexts: Arthur Miller, Tragedy and the common man ; Henry Louis Gates Jr., Beyond the culture wars --
A tempest / Aimé Césaire --
Death and the King's horseman / Wole Soyinka --
Translations / Brian Friel --
Gangsters / Maishe Maponya --
Dry lips oughta move to Kapuskasing / Tomson Highway --
Valley song / Athol Fugard --
Critical contexts: Frantz Fanon, The fact of blackness ; Helen Gilbert and Joanne Tompkins, from Post-colonial drama.
Other Titles: Harcourt Brace anthology of drama.
Responsibility: [compiled by] W.B. Worthen.
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