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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

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Anyone with an academic, professional, amateur, or recreational interest in the theater is likely to want to look up details of particular plays sometimes--perhaps to check on the author, or on when they were first performed, or perhaps to see how many characters they have, and whether or not they would be suitable for their theater company or drama group to perform.

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays provides essential information on the 1000 best-known, best-loved, and most important plays in world theater. Each entry includes details of title, author, date of composition, date of first performance, genre, setting, and the composition of the cast, and more. A synopsis of the plot and a brief commentary, perhaps on the context of the play, or the reasons for its enduring popularity, follow. Around 80 of the most significant plays-- from The Oresteia to Waiting for Godot--are dealt with in more detail. Genres covered include: burlesque, comedy, farce, historical drama, kabuki, masque, melodrama, morality play, mystery play, No, romantic comedy, tragicomedy, satire, and tragedy.

An index of characters enables the reader to locate favorite characters, and trace the trajectory of major historical and legendary characters--such as Iphigenia--through world drama, including in plays that do not have entries in the Dictionary. An index of playwrights, with dates, allows the reader to find all the plays included by a particular author.

About the Author

Michael Patterson is professor of theatre at De Montfort University, Leicester. He has published six books on German theatre and one on political theatre.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Select Bibliography

Family Tree of main Characters in Shakespeare's History Plays

Thematic List of Plays

A-Z of Plays

Index of Characters

Index of Playwrights

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198604174
Author:
Patterson, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Michael
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Performing Arts - Theater
Subject:
Theater - Reference
Subject:
Film, Media,
Subject:
Film, Media, and Performing Arts | Theater
Subject:
Film, Media, & Performing Arts | Theater
Subject:
Drama-Reference
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 halftones
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
5.9 x 9.1 x 1.5 in 2.119 lb

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