The Drama Handbook: A Guide to Reading Plays

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This book provides an accessible guide to drama, its craft, and its technique using extensive examples from the major dramatists' most frequently studied plays. It aims to make students familiar with technical vocabulary and critical concepts that will deepen their reading of drama. With a special section on exam technique and a glossary of terms, this is an ideal introduction to the concepts and issues students will find useful when reading drama.

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John Lennard teaches at the Universities of Cambridge and Notre Dame, and for the British American Drama Academy in London. He is the author of 'But I Digress' (1991), the best-selling 'The Poetry Handbook' (1996), and an on-line guide, 'Reading Contemporary Poetry' (2001). Mary Luckhurst is Lecturer in Modern Drama at the University of York. She is an award-winning playwright, and has worked as a director. She has edited 'The Creative Writing Handbook', 'On Directing' (2001), and 'On Acting' (forthcoming 2002) for Faber and Faber.

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Could be read with profit and pleasure by any theatregoer. Steven Poole, The Guardian 09/03/02

`....students will doubtless benefit from the immense amount of information provided and ambitious scope of the book.'
Theatre Research International, Vol 27.

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