This is a play-analysis textbook that contains 15 essays on a number of geographically diverse, historically significant dramas and dramatists—among them, Phaedra, Buried Child, Fernand Crommelynck, Antigone, A Streetcar Named Desire, David Hare, The Hairy Ape, Our Town, The Glass Menagerie, Death of a Salesman, Wassily Kandinsky, The Homecoming, Old Times, Bertolt Brecht, Miss Julie, Ubu Roi, The Little Foxes, Henry V, Love’s Labour’s Lost, John Steinbeck, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, The Merchant of Venice, David Mamet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Written with university students (and possibly also advanced high school students) in mind, these critical essays thus cover some of the central plays treated—and central issues raised—in today’s dramatic literature courses and will provide students with practical models to help them improve their own writing and analytical skills. The author is a “close reader” committed to a detailed yet relatively objective examination of the structure, style, imagery, and language of a play. Moreover, he is concerned chiefly with dramatic analysis that can be of benefit to directors, designers, and even actors—that is, with analysis of character, action, dialogue, and setting that can be translated into concepts for theatrical production, or that can at least provide the kind of understanding of a play with which a theater practitioner could fruitfully quarrel.
|Imprint||Glasstree Academic Publishing|
|Copyright||2017, R. J. Cardullo|
|Copyright License||Standard Copyright License|
|Product Details||8.5 x 11 Standard Mono Matte Perfect Bound|
|Page Count||243 pages|
|Type of Publication||Textbook|
|Keywords||Dramatic literature, Play analysis, Dramatic theory & criticism, Theater history, Comparative drama|