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The Longman Anthology of Drama and Theater 1th edition

ISBN:0321291387

ISBN13:9780321291387

Publisher:Longman

Authors:Michael Greenwald, Mike Greenwald, Roger Schultz, Roberto Dario Pomo

The Longman Anthology of Drama and Theater Description

The Longman Anthology of Drama and Theater: A Global Perspective 1 Edition Preface. I. THE THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THEATER. 1. Stories, Rituals, and Theater: A Foundation for the Theatrical Arts. The Theatrical Impulse. The Story Teller. The Barong or Trance Dance of Bali. Forum: The Theatre as It Was and as It Is by Robert Edmund Jones. A Broadway Musical. Rituals Versus Theater. An Autumnal Ritual in America. Forum: Acting in Everyday Life and Everyday Life in Acting by Victor Turner. The Origins of Theater. Common Ground for Uncommon Cultures. Center Stage: The Abydos Passion Play. Reading a Play. Anonymous, Master Pierre Pathelin. 2. From Theater to Drama. The Dramatic Impulse. The Poetics of Aristotle. Forum: from The Poetics by Aristotle. The Elements of Drama. Forum: General Considerations of Theatrical Entertainment in China by Tao Ching Hsu. The Principal Genres of Drama. Spotlight: Melodrama and Farce Forum: The Mythos of Spring: Comedy by Northrup Frye. Styles and Conventions. 3. From the Page to the Stage: Theater Artists at Work. Choices. The Actor. Forum: When Writing Is Art by Constantin Stanislavsky. The Playwright. Forum: Some Thoughts on Playwriting by Thornton Wilder. The Director. Forum: Julie Taymor on Directing The Lion King. The Designers. Forum: Designing a Play: Death of A Salesman by Jo Mielziner. The Critic. II. AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE WORLD'S DRAMA. 4. The Theater of Greece and Rome Greece. Greece. The Origins of the Theater in Greece. Spotlight: The Hellenistic Theater. The Greek Mind. Playwrights and Acting. Spotlight: The Conventions of Greek Theater. Aeshylus, Prometheus Bound. Sophocles, Oedipus the King. Spotlight: The Curse on the House of Thebes. Center Stage: The First Performance of Oedipus the King. Center Stage: Oedipus the King at the Teatro Olympico, 1585. Forums: Ode to Oedipus by Tyrone Guthrie. Guthrie Directs 'Ritual' Performance of Oedipus Rex at Edinburgh Fête by Patrick Gibbs. Euripides, Medea. Aristophanes, Lysistrata. Spotlight: Greek Old Comedy. Rome. The Development of Roman Theater. Playwrights and Popular Entertainments. Theaters and Acting. The Fall of Rome. Terence, Brothers. Forum: The Art of Poetry (Ars Poetica) by Horace. 5. The Theater of India, China, and Japan.India. The Origins of Indian Drama. Forum: from The Natyasastra by Bharata. The Types of Indian Drama. The Conventions of Classical Indian Theater. Dance and Folk Drama in India. The Modern Theater of India. Kalidasa, The Recognition of Sakuntala. Rabindranath Tagore, The Post Office. Forum: The Formal Characteristics of [Indian] Folk Theatre by Jacob Srampickal. China. The History of Chinese Theatre. Center Stage: A Night at the Chinese Opera: The Hua-Gu Opera of Hunan. The Conventions of Chinese Theater. Ma Chih-yuan, Autumn in the Palace of Han. Anonymous, The Qing Ding Pearl. Forum: The World of Chinese Drama by Tao-Ching Hsu. Japan. The Nõh Theater. Forum: Style and the Flower from The Kadensho by Zeami. Forum: House and Family [Suzuki on the Nõh Theater] by Tadashi Suzuki. The Kabuki Theater. The Contemporary Japanese Theater: Shingeki. Zeami, Komachi at Sekidira. Center Stage: The Tanabata Festival of Japan. Namiki Gohei III, Kanjincho. Kobo Abe, The Man Who Turned into a Stick. 6. The Early Modern Theater.The Middle Ages. Rites and Folk Drama. Religious Drama. Performance Conventions. Anonymous, The Brome Play of Abraham and Isaac . Three Morality Plays. Anonymous, Everyman. Anonymous, Mankind. Anonymous, The Apple Tree. The European Renaissance. The

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