Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)

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9780321277220: Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)
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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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PENGUIN ACADEMICS compact yet complete–and always at a reasonable price!


We’ve created the Penguin Academics series with ease of use in mind–the books are conveniently portable, highly readable, attractively designed, and all at a great price.  

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.  Chronologically organized, this anthology includes playwrights from classical Greece to contemporary Broadway, reflecting the work of the genre’s most distinguished playwrights.


Why do you need this new edition?

- A one-act play by Chicana playwright Milcha Sanchez-Scott (The Cuban Swimmer) reflects the struggle of a Cuban-American as she finds her way in American mainstream culture.

- A one-act play by Arlene Hutton (I Dream Before I Take the Stand) has the makings of a feminist classic, according to one reviewer.

- New selections offered echoes of today’s politics: Sophocles’ Antigone, an adaptation by Arthur Miller of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, and a classic from one of America’s most admired playwrights, August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.


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About 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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