Drama: Between Poetry and Performance

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 21, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 304 pages
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An engaging book spanning the fields of drama, literary criticism, genre, and performance studies, Drama: Between Poetry and Performance teaches students how to read drama by exploring the threshold between text and performance.
  • Draws on examples from major playwrights including Shakespeare, Ibsen, Beckett, and Parks
  • Explores the critical terms and controversies that animate the performance and study of drama, such as the status of language, the function of character and plot, and uses of writing
  • Engages in a theoretical, disciplinary, and cultural repositioning of drama, by exploring and contesting its position at the threshold between text and performance
 

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have some basic knowledge of drama in general

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i found this book in someone bag back at the airport as they turned around i took it out of there bag and ran away as fast i could to avoid detection.so im sorry to whoever i took the book of but it serves you right for leaving a intresting book with a superb front cover and i fount the chap on the frount quite attractive and i felt jelous of him and went home and beat my wife.because i heard she was having an afair with that man.so overall the book is pritty crap. 

Contents

BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Acknowledgments
ix
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Preface Drama Poetry and Performance
xi
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Introduction Between Poetry and Performance
1
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Chapter 1 From Poetry to Performance
35
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Chapter 2 Performing Writing Hamlet
94
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Chapter 3 Embodying Writing Ibsen and Parks
139
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Chapter 4 Writing Space Beckett and Brecht
192
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Notes
216
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Works Cited
239
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Further Reading
258
BETWEEN POETRY AND PERFORMANCE Index
261
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W. B. Worthen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of The Idea of the Actor (1984), Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theater (1992), Shakespeare and the Authority of Performance (1997), Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance (2003), and Print and the Poetics of Modern Drama (2006). He is also the editor of several volumes, including A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance (with Barbara Hodgdon, Wiley-Blackwell 2005), and the Wadsworth Anthology of Drama, 5th edition (2006).

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