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

By R. S. Gwynn

Published by Longman

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.


    This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

    Package ISBN-13: 9780205986033

    Includes this title packaged with:

    • Enjoyment of Theatre, The, 9th Edition
      Jim A. Patterson, Tim Donahue
    • Evaluating a Performance
      Michael L. Greenwald

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    Purchase Info

    ISBN-10: 0-205-03216-8

    ISBN-13: 978-0-205-03216-7

    Format: Alternate Binding

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