J. L. Styan The Elements Of Drama

ISBN 13: 9781258094850

The Elements Of Drama

 
9781258094850: The Elements Of Drama
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This is an introduction to the drama, singling out and discussing its various elements, with detailed and generous quotation from masterpieces. Styan emphasizes that plays are meant to be judged in performance, not in the study, and that the play is something created by a co-operation of author, actor, producer and audience. The actor is doing something for the author's words; he is making the play work; and so is the spectator as he responds to the art of the actor, the producer and the playwright. It is a unique relationship, and the play in performance must be judged by 'theatrical' standards as well as literary ones. Styan begins with the elements of a dramatic text and the way they are built together. For every aspect - words, movement, tempo - and for larger considerations, such as verse-drama, convention, 'character', and audience-participation, Styan provides close analyses of excerpts from plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Wilde, Shaw, Strindberg, Pirandello, Synge, Anouilh, Sartre, Eliot and others. These detailed expositions give an insight into the aims and techniques of the particular playwrights as well as into the general themes. This is an ideal introduction to the art of the theatre for the general reader and the student of literature.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

"...provides close analysis of excerpts from plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Wilde, Shaw, Strindberg, Pirandello, Synge, Anouilh, Sartre, Eliot and others....This is an ideal introduction to the art of the theatre for the general reader and the student of literature." TES

Review:

'Sensible and stimulating.' Times Educational Supplement

'A valuable introduction for students of drama, whilst it may remind actors, producer and critics of things forgotten, or reveal things as yet undiscovered.' Donald Fitzjohn, Drama

'A straightforward and lucid introduction to the subject, of its kind a model. The book is sensible, intelligent, interesting and detailed.' James A. Sharaf, Harvard Summer News

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 50.95
US$ 41.18

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 11.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521092012: The Elements of Drama

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521092019 ISBN 13:  9780521092012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1960
Softcover

9781258202071: The Elements Of Drama

Litera..., 2011
Softcover

9780521065740: The Elements of Drama

Cambri..., 1960
Hardcover

9781125846094: Elements of Drama

Cambri..., 1963
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Styan, J. L.
Published by Literary Licensing, LLC (2011)
ISBN 10: 1258094851 ISBN 13: 9781258094850
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781258094850

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Styan, J. L.
Published by Literary Licensing, LLC (2011)
ISBN 10: 1258094851 ISBN 13: 9781258094850
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781258094850

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

J L Styan
Published by Literary Licensing, LLC, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1258094851 ISBN 13: 9781258094850
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Literary Licensing, LLC, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # APC9781258094850

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

J L Styan
Published by Literary Licensing, LLC, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1258094851 ISBN 13: 9781258094850
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Literary Licensing, LLC, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # APC9781258094850

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 57.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

J. L. Styan
Published by Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN 10: 1258094851 ISBN 13: 9781258094850
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Literary Licensing, LLC. Hardcover. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 314 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 1.1in.This is an introduction to the drama, singling out and discussing its various elements, with detailed and generous quotation from masterpieces. Styan emphasizes that plays are meant to be judged in performance, not in the study, and that the play is something created by a co-operation of author, actor, producer and audience. The actor is doing something for the authors words; he is making the play work; and so is the spectator as he responds to the art of the actor, the producer and the playwright. It is a unique relationship, and the play in performance must be judged by theatrical standards as well as literary ones. Styan begins with the elements of a dramatic text and the way they are built together. For every aspect - words, movement, tempo - and for larger considerations, such as verse-drama, convention, character, and audience-participation, Styan provides close analyses of excerpts from plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Wilde, Shaw, Strindberg, Pirandello, Synge, Anouilh, Sartre, Eliot and others. These detailed expositions give an insight into the aims and techniques of the particular playwrights as well as into the general themes. This is an ideal introduction to the art of the theatre for the general reader and the student of literature. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9781258094850

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 64.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Styan, J. L.
Published by Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN 10: 1258094851 ISBN 13: 9781258094850
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Literary Licensing, LLC. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1258094851 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781258094850

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

J. L. Styan
Published by Literary Licensing, LLC (2011)
ISBN 10: 1258094851 ISBN 13: 9781258094850
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1258094851

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 81.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

J. L. Styan
Published by Literary Licensing, LLC (2011)
ISBN 10: 1258094851 ISBN 13: 9781258094850
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1258094851n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 207.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds