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The Compact Bedford Introduction To Drama

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Adapted from the fifth edition of The Bedford Introduction to Drama, this concise version provides more plays, more commentaries, and more editorial features than any other brief anthology, making it — like the longer edition — the most comprehensive anthology of its kind.

About the Author

LEE A. JACOBUS is professor of English at the University of Connecticut and the author/editor of popular English textbooks, among them A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers, Sixth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002); The Longman Anthology of American Drama; and Literature: An Introduction to Critical Reading. Professor Jacobus has written scholarly books on Paradise Lost, on the works of John Cleveland, and on the works of Shakespeare, including Shakespeare and the Dialectic of Certainty. He is also a playwright; two of his plays — Fair Warning and Long Division — were produced in New York by the American Theater of Actors.

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors

    

  Introduction: Thinking about Drama

    What Is Drama?

    Drama and Ritual

    Drama: The Illusion of Reality

    Seeing a Play Onstage

    Reading a Play

    The Great Ages of Drama

    Genres of Drama

    Elements of Drama

    Lady Gregory, The Rising of the Moon

    

    GREEK DRAMA

    Origins of Greek Drama

    Genres of Greek Drama

    The Great Age of Greek Drama

    Greek Drama Timeline

    Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald)

       Oedipus Rex in Performance

       Commentaries on OEDIPUS REX

       Aristotle, Poetics: Comedy and Epic and Tragedy

       Sigmund Freud, The Oedipus Complex

       Claude Lévi-Strauss, From The Structural Study of Myth

    Antigone (translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald)

       Antigone in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON ANTIGONE

       Oliver Taplin, Emotion and Meaning in Greek Tragedy

       Jean Anouilh, From Antigone

    Aristophanes, Lysistrata (translated by Dudley Fitts)

    

    ROMAN DRAMA

    Indigenous Sources

    The Greek Influence

    The Roman Stage

    Roman Drama Timeline

    Roman Dramatists

    Plautus, Excerpt from The Twin Menaechmi (Act III)

    Terence, Excerpt from The Brothers (Act V)

    Seneca, Excerpt from Thyestes (Act V, Scene ii)

    

    MEDIEVAL DRAMA

    The Role of the Church

    Miracle Plays

    Mystery Plays

    Morality Plays

    The Medieval Stage

    The Actors

    Medieval Drama Timeline

    Hrosvitha, Dulcitius (translated by K. M. Wilson)

       Dulcitius in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON HROSVITHA

       Marla Carlson, Reading Hrotsvit's Tormented Bodies

       Sue Ellen Case, Re-viewing Hrotsvit

   *Zeami Motokiyo, Lady Han (Hanjo) (edited and translated by Royall Tyler)

       Lady Han in Performance

    Everyman

    Everyman in Performance

    

    RENAISSANCE DRAMA

    Italian Drama

    Elizabethan Drama

    Spanish Drama

    Renaissance Drama Timeline

    William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

       A Midsummer Night's Dream in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

       Enid Welsford, Masque Elements in A Midsummer Night's Dream

       Linda Bamber, On A Midsummer Night's Dream

       Peter Brook, The Play Is the Message . . .

       Clive Barnes, Review of A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Othello

       Othello in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON OTHELLO

       A. C. Bradley, Othello's Character

       Virginia Mason Vaughan, Macready's Othello

       John Holstrom, Going It Alone: A Review of Olivier's Othello

    A CULTURAL CASEBOOK: The Issue of Race and Othello

       Sir John Mandeville, From Mandeville's Travels

       Richard Eden, From Decades of the New World

       Leo Africanus and John Pory, From A Geographical Historie of Africa

       G. K. Hunter, From "Othello and Color Prejudice"

       Margaret Webster, Shakespeare without Tears

    Ben Jonson, The Masque of Blackness

       The Masque of Blackness in Performance

       COMMENTARY ON JOHNSON

       Eldred Jones, Africa in English Masque and Pageantry

 
    LATE SEVENTEENTH- AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DRAMA

    The Restoration: Rebirth of Drama

    Theater on the Continent: Neoclassicism

    Theater in England: Restoration Comedy

    Late Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Drama Timeline

    Molière, The Misanthrope (translated by Richard Wilbur)

       The Misanthrope in Performance

       COMMENTARY ON MOLIERE

       Lionel Gossman, Alceste's Love for Célimène

   *Chikamatsu Monzaemon, The Love Suicides at Sonezaki

       The Love Suicides at Sonezaki in Performannce

    A CROSS-CULTURAL CASEBOOK:

    Kabuki, J-oruri, and Bunraku Theater

       Jacob Raz, The Genroku Period — The Golden Age

       Faubion Bowers, Return to the Puppets

       Tsuruo Ando, The Playwright Chikamatsu

       Donald H. Shively, The Development of Theater Buildings

       Earle Ernst, The Evolution of the Kabuki Stage

       Benito Ortolani, Background of Kabuki and J-oruri

    

    NINETEENTH-CENTURY DRAMA THROUGH THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    Technical Innovations

    Romantic Drama

    Melodrama

    The Well-Made Play

    The Rise of Realism

    Nineteenth-Century Drama Timeline

    Henrik Ibsen, A Doll House (translated by Rolf Fjelde)

       A Doll House in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON A DOLL HOUSE

       Henrik Ibsen, Notes for the Modern Tragedy

       Bernard Shaw, A Doll's House

       Muriel C. Bradbrook, A Doll's House: Ibsen the Moralist

    August Strindberg, Miss Julie (translated by Harry G. Carlson)

       Miss Julie in Performance

       COMMENTAYR ON Strindberg

       August Strindberg, From the Preface to Miss Julie

    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

       The Importance of Being Earnest in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON WILDE

       Peter Raby, An Unpublished Letter from Oscar Wilde on The Importance of Being Earnest

       Peter Raby, The Origins of The Importance of Being Earnest

    Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard (translated by Ann Dunnigan)

       The Cherry Orchard in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON CHEKHOV

       Anton Chekhov, From Letters of Anton Chekhov

       Maxim Gorky, From Recollections

       Virginia Woolf, On The Cherry Orchard

       John Corbin, Review of The Cherry Orchard

       Peter Brook, On Chekhov

    

    DRAMA IN THE EARLY AND MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY

    The Heritage of Realism

    Realism and Myth

    Myth and Culture

    Poetic Realism

    Social Realism

    Realism and Expressionism

    Antirealism

    Epic Theater

    Absurdist Drama

    Early and Mid-Twentieth Century Drama Timeline

    Susan Glaspell, Trifles

       Trifles in Performance

       COMMENTARY ON GLASPELL

       Christine Dymkowski, On the Edge: The Plays of Susan Glaspell

    Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author - A Comedy in the Making (translated by Edward Storer)

       Six Characters in Search of an Author in Performance

       COMMENTARY ON PIRANDELLO

       John Corbin, Review of Six Characters in Search of an Author

    Eugene O'Neill, Desire under the Elms

    Bertolt Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children: A Chronicle of the Thirty Years' War (translated by John Willett)

       Mother Courage in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON BRECHT

       Bertolt Brecht, The Alienation Effect

       Bertolt Brecht, Notes for Mother Courage, Scene 12

    Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

       The Glass Menagerie in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON THE GLASS MENAGERIE

       Lewis Nichols, Review of The Glass Menagerie

       Donald Spoto, Laurette Taylor in The Glass Menagerie

       Benjamin Nelson, Problems in The Glass Menagerie

    Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

       Death of a Salesman in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON MILLER

       Arthur Miller, In Memoriam

       Arthur Miller, Tragedy and the Common Man

       Michiko Kakutani, A Salesman Who Transcends Time

   *Samuel Beckett, Happy Days

       Happy Days in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON BECKETT

      *Deirdre Bair, The French Production of Happy Days

      *Sidney Holman, Happy Days: Creation in Spite of Habit

      *Eugene Webb, On Happy Days

    Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

       A Raisin in the Sun in Performance

    

    CONTEMPORARY DRAMA

    Experimentation

    Experimentation within the Tradition

    Contemporary Drama Timeline

    Athol Fugard, "MASTER HAROLD" . . . and the boys

       "MASTER HAROLD" . . . and the boys in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON FUGARD

       Heinrich von Staden, Interview with Athol Fugard

       Athol Fugard, From Notebooks

    August Wilson, Fences

       Fences in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON WILSON

       David Savran, Interview with August Wilson

       Frank Rich, Review of Fences

    Paula Vogel, How I Learned to Drive

       How I Learned to Drive in Performance

       COMMENTARIES ON VOGEL

       Christopher Bigsby, Paula Vogel

       David Savran, Paula Vogel

       Jill Dolan, Review of How I Learned to Drive

   *Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog

       Topdog/Underdog in Performance

       COMMENTARY ON PARKS

      *Joshua Wolf Shenk, Beyond a Black-and-White Lincoln

   *Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Tropics

       Anna in the Tropics in Performance

       COMMENTARY ON CRUZ

      *Christine Dolen, Anna in the Tropics Shines on Broadway

    

  Appendices

    Writing about Drama

    Why Write about Drama?

    Conventions in Writing Criticism about Drama

    Approaches to Criticism

    From Prewriting to Final Draft: A Sample Essay on The Rising of the Moon

    How to Write a Review

    

  Glossary of Dramatic Terms

  Selected Bibliography

  Selected List of Film, Video, and Audiocassette Resources

    

    

   * new to this edition

   

  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312436971
Author:
Jacobus, Lee A.
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Edition Description:
Fifth Edition
Publication Date:
20050221
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1060
Dimensions:
10.00 x 8.00 in

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