The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama
The first and best single-volume reference of its kind, this comprehensive work traces world drama from its earliest ritual forms to modern times. Focusing on the literary content of the plays, it features articles by nearly 100 distinguished contributors, including Eric Bentley, Alfred Harbage, Jacques Guichamaud, Cedric Whitman, and Wallace Fowlie.nbsp;350 black-and-white illustrations.
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Basic Documents in Dramatic Theory
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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