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Types of Drama : Plays and Contexts,9780321065063

Types of Drama : Plays and Contexts

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Edition: 8th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/1/2001
Publisher(s): Longman

Summary

Types of Drama, 8/e offers a full range of plays from ancient Greece to the present. Like the earlier editions, this collection gives strong representation of such familiar authors as the Greek dramatists, Shakespeare, Ibsen, and O'Neill as well as to contemporary classic authors such as Miller, Williams and Churchill. New to the eighth edition are twenty-eight works including a commedia dell'arte scenario, a Noh play, an opera by Gertrude Stein, a farce by Dario Fo, Elizabeth Robins's neglectedVotes for Women , and Suzan-Lori-Parks's newest play,In the Blood . For individuals interested in expanding their knowledge and critical understanding of dramatic performances, their histories and the important role of reviewers.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
PART ONE Getting Started
What is Drama?
1(2)
A Medieval Example of Drama
1(1)
Anonymous Whom Do You Seek? (Quem Quaeritis)
2(1)
Mistakes, Conflicts, and Audience-Awareness
3(1)
Mistakes and Conflicts
3(1)
Audience-Awareness
3(1)
Plot, Character, Theme
4(12)
Photo-Essay: The Language of Drama/The Language of the Theater
6(1)
Drama and Theater
6(1)
Playing-Spaces
7(1)
Sets
8(1)
Performers
9(1)
Costumes and Gestures
10(6)
In Brief: How to Read A Play
16(9)
Trifles
18(5)
Susan Glaspell
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
23(2)
A Second Short Play For Study: A Performer-Generated Script
25(7)
My Brazil: A Recital
26(5)
Rachel Rosenthal
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
31(1)
Some Kinds of Drama
32(11)
Tragedy and Comedy
32(7)
Tragicomedy
39(2)
Drama and Society: Six Questions
41(2)
PART TWO A Collection of Plays
Classical Greek Theater: With a Note on Roman Drama
43(118)
The Playing Space in Greek Theater
44(1)
The Origins of Greek Drama and the Structure of Greek Tragedy
45(1)
A Note on Roman Drama
46(8)
Photo Essay: Ancient Greek Drama Today
49(5)
Sophocles Oedipus Rex
54(23)
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
77(1)
A Context for Oedipus Rex
78(5)
The Poetics
78(5)
Aristotle
The Play in Performance
83(4)
King Oedipus in Canada
83(1)
Tyrone Guthrie
Directing Oedipus
84(3)
Alan MacVey
Sophocles Antigone
87(19)
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
106(1)
The Play in Performance
106(3)
Antigone in Modern Dress
107(2)
Michael Billington
Euripides Medea
109(20)
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
129(1)
The Play in Performance
130(6)
Directing Medea
132(2)
L. L. West
Medea with Diana Rigg
134(2)
David Richards
Lysistrata
136(24)
Aristophanes
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
160(1)
The Play in Performance
160(1)
Medieval Theater: England and Japan
161(54)
England
162(3)
Japan
165(1)
The Wakefield Master The Second Shepherds' Play
166(13)
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
179(1)
The Play in Performance
179(3)
Anonymous Everyman
182(15)
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
197(1)
The Play in Performance
197(6)
Everyman in Toronto
200(3)
John Astngton
Anonymous Dojoji
203(8)
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
211(1)
A Context for Dojoji
211(2)
No Theatre and Samuel Beckett
211(2)
Leonard Pronko
The Play in Performance
213(2)
English Renaissance Theater
215(6)
The Elizabethan Playhouse
217(2)
The Theatrical Companies
219(2)
Doctor Faustus
221(157)
Christopher Marlowe
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
253(1)
The Play in Performance
254(11)
The Royal Shakespeare Company Production of Doctor Faustus
257(1)
Gareth Lloyd Evans
Photo Essay: Staging Shakespeare, Then and Now
258(7)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
265(33)
William Shakespeare
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
298(1)
The Play in Performance
299(3)
Directing A Midsummer Night's Dream
300(2)
Alan MacVey
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
302(68)
William Shakespeare
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
370(1)
The Play in Performance
371(7)
What is the Text of a Play by Shakespeare?
378(9)
The Play Text as a Collaboration
378(1)
Editing Texts
379(1)
The Texts of Hamlet
380(7)
Seventeenth-Century Drama: England and the Continent
387(160)
The End of the Renaissance, the Puritan Interregnum, the Restoration, and the Introduction of Actresses
388(1)
The Development of the Seventeenth-Century Proscenium Theater
389(2)
Fuente Ovejuna
391(35)
Lope de Vega
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
426(1)
The Play in Performance
426(1)
The CID: A Tragedy
427(27)
Pierre Corneille
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
454(1)
The Play in Performance
455(4)
The French Academy on ``The Cid''
456(1)
The Playwright Replies to His Critics
457(1)
The ``Cid'' Superb and Anti-Heroic
458(1)
Jean-Louis Perrier
Anonymous The Insane Asylum: A Commedia Dell'arte Scenario
459(6)
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
465(1)
The Play in Performance
466(1)
Tartuffe
467(31)
Moliere
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
498(1)
The Play in Performance
498(2)
The Rover; or, The Banished Cavaliers
500(42)
Aphra Behn
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
542(1)
The Play in Performance
543(4)
Directing The Rover
544(3)
Carol Elliott MacVey
Classic Modern Drama
547(164)
A Doll's House
551(31)
Henrik Ibsen
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
582(1)
Contexts for A Doll's House
583(1)
Notes for the Tragedy of Modern Times
583(1)
Henrik Ibsen
Adaptation of A Doll's House for a German Production
584(1)
Speech at the Banquet of the Norwegian League for Women's Rights
584(1)
The Play in Performance
584(5)
Directing A Doll's House
586(3)
Carol Elliott MacVey
Miss Julie
589(16)
August Strindberg
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
605(1)
A Context for Miss Julie
606(2)
Selections from Stridberg's Preface
606(2)
The Play in Performance
608(2)
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
610(25)
Oscar Wilde
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
635(1)
The Play in Performance
636(1)
The Cherry Orchard
637(24)
Anton Chekhov
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
661(1)
The Play in Performance
662(4)
Directing The Cherry Orchard
663(1)
Alan MacVey
Review of Peter Brook's The Cherry Orchard
664(2)
Frank Rich
Major Barbara
666(37)
Bernard Shaw
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
703(1)
A Context for Major Barbara
704(4)
Selections from Shaw's Preface
704(4)
The Play in Performance
708(3)
American Theater Comes of Age
711(236)
The Emperor Jones
715(15)
Eugene O'Neill
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
730(1)
The Play in Performance
731(3)
A Review of The Emperor Jones
732(2)
Heywood Broun
Machinal
734(31)
Sophie Treadwell
Topics for Ciritical Thinking and Writing
765(1)
The Play in Performance
765(1)
Waiting for Lefty
766(14)
Clifford Odets
Odet's Notes For Production
780(1)
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
781(1)
The Play in Performance
781(2)
Our Youth Had Found Its Voice
782(1)
Harold Clurman
The Mother of us All
783(16)
Gertrude Stein
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
799(1)
Contexts for The Mother of Us All
800(4)
Letters and Other Writings
800(4)
Virgil Thomson
Death of a Salesman
804(38)
Arthur Miller
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
842(1)
Contexts for Death of a Salesman
843(2)
Tragedy and the Common Man
843(2)
Arthur Miller
Willy Loman's Ideals
845(1)
The Play in Performance
845(2)
The American Musical
847(2)
Gypsy: A Musical
849(35)
Arthur Laurents
Stephen Sondheim
Jule Styne
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
884(1)
The Play in Performance
884(1)
Suddenly Last Summer
885(21)
Tennessee Williams
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
906(1)
The Play in Performance
906(4)
The Unkindest Cut
908(2)
The Sandbox
910(5)
Edward Albee
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
915(1)
A Context for The Sandbox
916(1)
Interview
916(1)
Edward Albee
African American Theater
917(8)
Photo Essay: African Americans on the Stage
919(6)
Funnyhouse of a Negro
925(9)
Adrienne Kennedy
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
934(1)
The Play in Performance
935(1)
Hispanic American Theater
936(1)
Lost Vendidos
937(7)
Luis Valdez
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
944(1)
The Play in Performance
945(2)
Directing Los Vendidos
945(2)
Jorge Huerta
The World Stage in the Twentieth Century
947(270)
Women's Theater
950(3)
Votes for Women
953(34)
Elizabeth Robins
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
987(1)
The Play in Performance
988(1)
Purgatory
989(8)
William Butler Yeats
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
997(1)
A Context for Purgatory
998(2)
Poetic Drama
998(1)
William Butler Yeats
The Reform of the Theater
999(1)
Remarks about Purgatory
1000(1)
Tragic Joy
1000(1)
The Play in Performance
1000(6)
Directing Purgatory
1001(5)
Jeffery Jones
The Good Woman of Setzuan
1006(32)
Bertolt Brecht
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1038(1)
The Play in Performance
1039(1)
The Dumb Waiter
1040(14)
Harold Pinter
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1054(1)
The Play in Performance
1055(1)
Krapp's Last Tape: A Play in One Act
1056(5)
Samuel Beckett
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1061(1)
The Play in Performance
1062(2)
The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite
1064(35)
Wole Soyinka
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1099(1)
The Play in Performance
1099(3)
Directing The Bacchae of Euripides
1099(3)
Ezekiel Kofoworola
We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!
1102(22)
Dario Of
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1124(1)
The Play in Performance
1125(2)
Fo's Farce Works: Pay Is Reward
1125(2)
Ed Siegel
Pantomime
1127(19)
Derek Walcott
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1146(1)
The Play in Performance
1147(1)
Oft-Staged Walcott Play Reaches Playwright's Neighborhood
1147(1)
Frederick H. Guidry
Top Girls
1148(30)
Caryl Churchill
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1178(1)
The Play in Performance
1178(3)
Making It
1179(2)
Erika Munk
The Real Thing
1181(31)
Tom Stoppard
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1212(1)
The Play in Performance
1213(4)
The Real Stops Here
1214(1)
Erika Munk
Poor Henry! He's So Clever, So Glib...So Vulnerable!
1214(3)
Ben Brantley
Contemporary American Visions
1217(258)
True West
1222(25)
Sam Shepard
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1247(1)
The Play in Performance
1247(4)
Sam Shepard on True West
1249(2)
Bruce Weber
Glengarry Glen Ross
1251(20)
David Mamet
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1271(1)
A Context for Glengarry
1272(2)
Glen Ross
On the American Myth: Interview with David Mamet
1272(2)
Matthew Roudane
The Play in Performance
1274(2)
Terminal
1276(17)
Susan Yankowitz
Joseph Chaikin
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1293(1)
A Context for Terminal
1293(3)
Writing for a Collective: Interview between Susan Yankowitz and Arthur Sainer
1293(3)
Asian American Theater
1296(2)
The Dance and the Railroad
1298(13)
David Henry Hwang
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1311(1)
The Play in Performance
1311(2)
An Interview with David Henry Hwang: ``I Write Plays to Claim a Place for Asian-Americans''
1312(1)
Eric Pace
Fences
1313(28)
August Wilson
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1341(1)
A Context for Fences
1342(3)
Talking about Fences
1342(3)
August Wilson
The Conduct of Life
1345(11)
Maria Irene Fornes
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1356(1)
The Play in Performance
1357(2)
The Conduct of Life
1357(2)
Herbert Mitgang
Fires in the Mirror
1359(35)
Anna Deavere Smith
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1394(1)
The Play in Performance
1395(9)
Bewitching the Other
1396(3)
Greg Tate
Photo Essay: Representations of Gender in the Theater
1399(5)
Angels in America, Part One: The Millennium Approaches
1404(34)
Tony Kushner
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1438(1)
The Play in Performance
1439(3)
Angels Gets Even Better
1440(2)
Steven Winn
In the Blood
1442(28)
Suzan-Lori Parks
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1470(1)
The Play in Performance
1470(5)
The Scarlet Letter, Alive and Bitter in the Inner City
1470(2)
Margo Jefferson
Alien Baby: An Interview
1472(3)
Bonnie Metzgar
Suzan-Lori Parks
PART THREE Writing About Drama
Writing About Drama?
1475(38)
Basic Matters
1475(10)
Why Write?
1475(1)
Analysis
1475(1)
Finding a Topic
1475(1)
From Topic to Thesis
1476(1)
A Sample Analysis: Fairy Mischief and Morality and A Midsummer Night's Dream
1477(2)
Writing a Review
1479(1)
A Sample Review: An Effective Macbeth
1480(1)
Writing a Comparison
1481(1)
A Simple, Effective Organization for a Comparison
1482(1)
Communicating Judgments
1482(1)
Asking Questions to Get Answers
1483(1)
The Play on Film
1484(1)
Writing about a Film Based on a Play
1485(17)
Film as a Medium
1485(1)
Film Techniques
1486(2)
Getting Ready to Write
1488(1)
A Sample Essay on Visual Symbols: ``A Japanese Macbeth''
1488(4)
Will Saretta, Branaugh's film of Hamlet
1492(1)
The Big Picture
1492(1)
A Sample Review of a Film Version of a Play
1492(1)
Will Saretta, Branaugh's Film of Hamlet
1492(2)
Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing
1494(1)
A Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing About a Film Based on a Play
1494(1)
Organizing an Essay
1494(1)
Summary: How to Write an Effective Essay
1495(1)
Suggestions for Writing with a Word Processor
1496(2)
Basic Manuscript Form
1498(1)
Quotations and Quotation Marks
1499(2)
A Note on Footnotes and Endnotes
1501(1)
A Note on Internal Citations
1501(1)
A Sample Student Essay, Using Sources: The Women in Death of a Salesman
1502(7)
Using Electronic Sources
1509(4)
Cautionary Words
1509(1)
A Checklist for Evaluating Sources on the World Wide Web
1510(1)
Theater Web Sites
1510(1)
Citing a Web Source
1511(1)
A Checklist for Citing WWW Sources
1511(1)
Recommended Web Sites for Scholarly Citation and the Internet/WWW
1511(2)
A Glossary of Dramatic Terms 1513(17)
Bibliography 1530(13)
List of Video Resources 1543(10)
Acknowledgments 1553(6)
Index of Authors and Titles 1559

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