Stages of Drama: Classical to Contemporary Theater

Stages of Drama: Classical to Contemporary Theater
Author: Carl H. Klaus
Language English
Pages: 1731
ISBN10: 031239733X
Genre: Plays
Goodreads Rating: 3.85
ISBN13: 9780312397333
Published: December 25th 2002 by Bedford/St. Martin's

With a distinctive emphasis on performance and a comprehensive selection of classic and contemporary plays — Stages of Drama truly engages students by presenting plays not only as texts on the page, but also as works that come to life on the stage. Contents: Reading and witnessing a play Classical theater Medieval theater Renaissance English theater Neoclassical theater Modern theater Contemporary theater Ideas of drama : classical to contemporary. The plays: Agamemnon / Aeschylus Oedipus Rex / Sophocles The Bacchae / Euripides Lysistrata / Aristophanes A funny thing happened on the way to the wedding (casina) / Plautus The second shepherds' play / The Wakefield Master Everyman / Anonymous The tragical history of the life and death of Doctor Faustus / Christopher Marlowe Much ado about nothing ; The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice / William Shakespeare Volpone, or The foxe / Ben Jonson The misanthrope / Molière The rover / Aphra Behn The school for scandal / Richard Brinsley Sheridan Woyzeck / Georg Büchner A doll's house / Henrik Ibsen Miss Julie / August Strindberg The importance of being Earnest / Oscar Wilde In the shadow of the glen / John Millington Synge The cherry orchard / Anton Chekhov Pygmalion / Bernard Shaw Six characters in search of an author / Luigi Pirandello Homecoming / Eugene O'Neill The house of Bernarda Alba / Federico García Lorca Galileo / Bertolt Brecht Death of a salesman / Arthur Miller Cat on a hot tin roof / Tennessee Williams The on / Eugène Ionesco Endgame / Samuel Beckett The zoo story / Edward Albee A raisin in the sun / Lorraine Hansberry Dutchman / Amiri Baraka Landscape / Harold Pinter Absurd person singular / Alan Ayckbourn Death and the King's horseman / Wole Soyinka Pantomime / Derek Walcott Translations / Brian Friel "Master Harold" and the boys / Athol Fugard Top girls / Caryl Churchill 'night mother / Marsha Norman Fences / August Wilson M. Butterfly / David Henry Hwang