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Known through three editions as the boldest and most distinguished introduction to drama, William Worthen's pace-setting text continues to provide exciting plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts.
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W. B. Worthen, Alice Brady Pels Professor in the Arts, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theater at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2003) Shakespeare and the Authority of Performance (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theater (University of California Press, 1992), The Idea of the Actor: Drama and the Ethics of Performance (Princeton University Press, 1984), Modern Drama: Plays, Criticism, Theory (Wadsworth, 1995), and of many articles on modern drama, Shakespeare, and theories of performance. Professor Worthen received his B. A. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his Ph.D. in English from Princeton University, and has held research fellowships form the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment of the Humanities. He is past editor of Theatre Journal and current coeditor of Modern Drama.Review:
"I love this book; it's simply one of the best anthologies on the market. It has breadth, giving due recognition to the traditional canon, but at the same time going well beyond it by including non-western plays and a considerable number of works by under-recognized women playwrights."
"The [Wadsworth] is a better text than either of the anthologies I use now; it offers a better selection of plays and some really useful supporting material."
"I was favorably impressed--the book is about as comprehensive as possible without weighing too much or costing too much."
"I wished I had this anthology when I was a student!"
"Overall, I have found the book to have a valuable selection of plays, to be well organized and formatted, and through its introductory and critical materials to strike a nice balance between drama as literature and theatre in performance."
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Book Description Thomson/Wadsworth, Boston, MA, 2004. Softcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Fourth Edition. Never opened, never used. In excellent condition. Size: 26 cm. 1716 pp. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Theatre & Plays; ISBN: 0838407501. ISBN/EAN: 9780838407509. Dewey Code: 808.82 22. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1561005197. Seller Inventory # 1561005197