The Harbrace Anthology of Drama, 4th Edition
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The Harbrace Anthology of Drama 4e offers a wide and diverse selection of great plays by past and contemporary masters from all parts of the English-speaking world. Significant recent Canadian works round out the selection and offers readers in our own country an opportunity to experience Canadian plays in an international context. Along with a general introduction, The Harbrace Anthology of Drama includes and introduction to the genre, strategies for writing about literature, and a glossary of literary terms.
- New play by Mary Pix entitled The Beau Defeated
- New play by Linda Griffiths entitled Maggie and Pierr
- Plays are organized chronologically according to the birth dates of playwrights - this allows for a broad range of responses to each work, unencumbered by artificial or technical groupings.
- Date ordering emphasizes the historical continuity of literature by highlighting technical and thematic similarities found within different periods.
- Approaching the material chronologically allows readers to discover the influence earlier works had on later ones.
- Plays are prefaced by a headnote establishing the biographical and literary context.
- Explanatory footnotes identify historical, fictional, and mythological personages; literary and artistic works; real and fictional places; and terms not often found in standard dictionaries to assist readers in the personal creation of meaning.
- The "Writing About Literature in College and University" section is an indispensable student guide to academic writing that covers a variety of topics from basic essay composition and outline preparation to overcoming writer's block. It also offers specific instruction on writing techniques such as free writing and tree diagramming.
- The "Glossary of Literary Terms" has been tailored to offer definitions of key terms, providing for readers both an awareness of essential concepts and a standard vocabulary for discussing drama.
Table of Contents
- William Shakespeare
- The Tempest
- Mary Pix
- The Beau Defeated
- Oscar Wilde
- The Importance of Being Earnest
- George Bernard Shaw
- Caesar and Cleopatra
- Tennessee Williams
- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
- Sharon Pollock
- Blood Relations
- Interview with Sharon Pollock
- Judith Thompson
- Linda Griffiths
- Maggie and Pierre