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The Bedford Introduction to Drama [Paperback]

Lee A. Jacobus

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Sept. 1 2008 0312474881 978-0312474881 6
The Bedford Anthology of Drama is the most comprehensive introductory drama resource available. Its 54 chronologically arranged plays represent every major period from classic times to the present. With in-depth treatment of 3 major playwrights, the strongest representation of plays by women and American multicultural plays, and an exciting contemporary section loaded with prize winners, The Bedford Anthology of Drama has the plays you want to teach and features designed to help students think critically about all aspects of a play as a work of literature and as a performance.

Giving students a rich understanding of the plays and the contexts from which they emerge the anthology offers 57 commentaries, 4 Casebooks, the most extensive collection of theater photographs available in a text of this kind, coverage of writing about drama, and a robust companion web site with help for students and instructors.


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LEE A. JACOBUS is professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut and the author/editor of popular English textbooks, among them A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers, Seventh Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006); and The Longman Anthology of American Drama. Professor Jacobus has written scholarly books on Paradise Lost, on the works of John Cleveland, and on the works of Shakespeare, including Shakespeare and the Dialectic of Certainty. He is also a playwright; two of his plays — Fair Warning and Long Division — were produced in New York by the American Theater of Actors; Dance Therapy , three one-act plays, was produced in New York at Where Eagles Dare Theatre.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.  Volcanic Jesus, his book of short stories, is set in Hawaii.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Textbook Sept. 18 2011
By Nikolas Churik - Published on Amazon.com
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This textbook contains some of the finest plays in the Western canon. The background notes and the analyses allow the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the play.
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty good March 1 2014
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It is convenient and fast enough. I get it as soon as possible. I don't have to wait for a really long time.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Drama Anthology: Greeks to the Present Aug. 15 2013
By Patrick Cronin - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the best anthology out there for Drama survey courses I teach Theatre History, Dramatic Structure and this is the text I use and have for the past 10 years
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product for school April 9 2013
By Veronica Belknap - Published on Amazon.com
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I received the book in a very timely fashion. Really appreciate it because I needed it for a class. It was for school, not for personal use.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! March 4 2013
By Ryan - Published on Amazon.com
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Although somewhat impractical, at times. This book is great because you can get a bunch of classic plays for a lot cheaper than the cost of buying them all separately. Also, there is an introduction on the play, playwright, time period, etc. before every play.
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