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Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series), 5th Edition

By R. S. Gwynn

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 24, 2011


A nice alternative to lengthier and more expense anthologies, Drama: A Pocket Anthology  is the perfect choice for professors who want to see several books in an Introduction to Drama course.  Chronologically organized, changes to the new edition include:


  • Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning comedy The God of Carnage, produced on Broadway with a cast including James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels, reflects the robust strength of today’s Broadway and of contemporary comedy.
  • Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night brings a classic comedy to this collection for the first time.
  • Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    * indicate new selections.



    The Play’s the Thing.

    Origins of Drama.

    Aristotle on Tragedy.






    Brief History and Description of Dramatic Conventions.

    Film Versions:  A Note.

    Writing About Drama.



    Sophocles (496?-406 B. C.), Antigone, translated by Robert Fagles

    * William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Twelfth Night, edited by David Bevington

    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), An Enemy of the People, adapted by Arthur Miller.

    Susan Glaspell (1882-1948), Trifles.

    Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), The Glass Menagerie.

    Edward Albee, (B. 1928), The Sandbox.

    Athol Fugard (B. 1932), “Master Harold” . . . and the boys.

    August Wilson (B. 1945-2005), The Piano Lesson

    David Ives (B. 1950), Sure Thing.

    Milcha Sanchez-Scott (B. 1953), The Cuban Swimmer

    * Yasmina Reza  (B. 1959) The God of Carnage




    List of Critical Terms.



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