The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama
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Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
Release Date : 2012-10-05
ISBN 10 : 9781457606335
Pages : 1072 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Offering a carefully chosen selection of plays from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach and the features students need at a compact size and an affordable price. Twenty-eight chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, staging, and acting style, and a wealth of photographs and illustrations help students visualize plays in performance. A fresh new design highlights the contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site.

The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama

by Lee A. Jacobus

Offering a carefully chosen selection of plays from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach and the features students need at a compact size and an affordable price. Twenty-eight chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, staging, and acting style,

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The Bedford Introduction to Drama

by Lee A. Jacobus

Offering a broad survey of drama from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach in a collection flexible enough to serve your needs in a variety of courses. Fifty-four chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, staging, and acting style, and

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A Cultural History of Theatre

by Jack Clair Watson,Grant Fletcher McKernie

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Writing about Theatre and Drama

by Suzanne Hudson

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Oedipus the King

by Sophocles

The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

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The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit

by Bella Merlin

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Politics and Drama

by Onder Cakirtas

By comparing the literary works of two of the greatest playwrights of our time, Önder Cakirtas reveals the similarities and contrasts between their political views and the political backdrop of their respective nations. In Britain, George Bernard Shaw, the leading British dramatist for the first half of the twentieth century, wrote his plays to explicitly reflect his socialist political and economic views, and highlight the need for equal rights for women. In Turkey, decades later, Orhan Asena confronted similar issues

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Challenges and Prospects in African Education Systems

by Soji Oni

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The Romantic Soul of Emma Now

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Emma is a romantic idealist. Suffering from a breakup in London, she becomes director of the Hollister Foundation in Beauport, MA. Vernon, an old flame, follows her and joins the fishing community alarmed by trawling in the Georges Bank. Emma discovers an aged folk sculptor whose unknown cemetery monuments to his ancient family astonish her. Determined to bring his work to light, she offends the Foundation and must make a painful choice. Because of a rash judgment, she brings disaster

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A World of Ideas

by Lee A. Jacobus

The most successful reader of its kind, A World of Ideas introduces first-year writing students to the thinkers and writers whose ideas have shaped civilization: for example, Niccolò Machiavelli on government, Elizabeth Cady Stanton on justice, and Sigmund Freud on the mind. Because students perceive these writers as important, they take the writing course seriously: they learn to read more attentively, think more critically, and write more effectively. No other composition reader offers a comparable collection of important readings along

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John Cleveland

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Presents the life and works of English poet John Cleveland. Includes a chronology.

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The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature

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In this wide-ranging and ambitiously conceived Research Companion, contributors explore Shakespeare’s relationship to the classic in two broad senses. The essays analyze Shakespeare’s specific debts to classical works and weigh his classicism’s likeness and unlikeness to that of others in his time; they also evaluate the effects of that classical influence to assess the extent to which it is connected with whatever qualities still make Shakespeare, himself, a classic (arguably the classic) of modern world literature and

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Drawn from our best-selling anthology, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Literature to Go is a brief and inexpensive collection of stories, poems, and plays supported by the superior instruction you expect from a Michael Meyer anthology. With literature from many periods, cultures, and diverse voices, the book is also a complete guide to close reading, critical thinking, and thoughtful writing about literature. The second edition features a new thematic chapter on our working lives and a new in-depth chapter on

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by Henrik Ibsen

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by Edith Skinner

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Literature, 9/e, the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genresFiction, Poetry, and Drama. As in past editions, the authors' collective poetic voice brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories, poems, and plays. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example Latin American Poetry. Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia

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Thinking and Writing about Poetry

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