The perfect alternative to lengthy drama anthologies, this brief, affordable collection of the discipline's most widely taught plays provides a concise, but complete, introduction to the study of drama. In keeping with the objectives of the Penguin Academics series, Drama: A Pocket Anthology offers highly respected playwrights and a quality trade-format book at a very affordable price. This expanded edition features five new selections-including plays by Paula Vogel and Athol Fugard-and a revised, updated section on "Writing about Drama."
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The ideal alternative to longer anthologies, this brief, affordable, and diverse collection of widely taught and influential plays provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the study of drama. This chronologically organized anthology includes playwrights from classical Greece to contemporary Broadway, reflecting the work of the genre’s most distinguished playwrights.
Gwynn’s Drama is a terrific and affordable collection of plays...I recommend to students that they keep [this volume] after the class is over to read for pleasure and to use for reference.
Laura Early, University of Louisville
The plays in [this] text are a perfect spring board for everything that needs to be covered in the class. It is a text that gets straight to the point of theatre. I appreciate this fact and the fact that it is actually affordable. The students like that.
Elizabeth M. Sloan, Northeast State Community College
In addition to offering a strong selection of plays, Gwynn...introduces students, in fluent prose, not only to key traditions in drama but also to the working vocabulary they’ll need for the course.
Randy Hendricks, University of West GeorgiaAbout the Author:
R. S. Gwynn has edited several other books, including Fiction: A Pocket Anthology; Poetry: A Pocket Anthology; Literature: A Pocket Anthology; Inside Literature: Reading, Responding, Writing (with Steven Zani); The Art of the Short Story (with Dana Gioia); and Contemporary American Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (with April Lindner). He has also authored five collections of poetry, including No Word of Farewell: Selected Poems, 1970-2000. He has been awarded the Michael Braude Award for verse from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gwynn is University Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
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