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The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama [Paperback]

Lee A. Jacobus


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Oct. 5 2012 145760633X 978-1457606335 7

Offering a carefully chosen selection of plays from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach and the features students need at a compact size and an affordable price. Twenty-eight chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, staging, and acting style, and a wealth of photographs and illustrations help students visualize plays in performance. A fresh new design highlights the contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site.


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Lee A. Jacobus is professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut and the author/editor of popular English and drama textbooks, among them the full and compact versions of The Bedford Introduction to Drama, Sixth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009); and The Longman Anthology of American Drama. He 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 and author of fiction. Two of his plays — Fair Warning and Long Division — were produced in New York by the American Theater of Actors, and Dance Therapy, three one-act plays, was produced in New York at Where Eagles Dare Theatre.  He has recently written a book of short stories, Volcanic Jesus, which is set in Hawaii.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book March 16 2014
By Alexis Correa Ramos - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book that I use in my theater class it has all the plays were doing and more
4.0 out of 5 stars Introduction Dec 10 2013
By Jessica Recce - Published on Amazon.com
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Good assortment of plays and playwrights. Covers multiple genres and includes the most important plays of several different eras- good read for an overview of the most popular parts of theatre. Also includes good introductions and overviews for each author, style of the play, and it's critical reception.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Deal June 12 2013
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This book was a great deal, and is in excellent condition. Also, it got here really fast. This textbook seems to be an excellent resource for my class this fall.
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