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The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama

The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama
  • Author : Lee A. Jacobus
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  • Release Date :2012-10-05
  • Total pages :1072
  • ISBN : 9781457606335
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Summary : Offering a carefully chosen selection of plays from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach and the features students need at a compact size and an affordable price. Twenty-eight chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, staging, and acting style, and a wealth of photographs and illustrations help students visualize plays in performance. A fresh new design highlights the contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site.

The Bedford Introduction to Drama

The Bedford Introduction to Drama
  • Author : Lee A. Jacobus
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  • Release Date :2012-09-14
  • Total pages :1824
  • ISBN : 9781457606328
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Summary : Offering a broad survey of drama from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach in a collection flexible enough to serve your needs in a variety of courses. Fifty-four chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, staging, and acting style, and a wealth of photographs and illustrations help students visualize plays in performance. A fresh new design highlights the rich contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site.

The Bedford Introduction to Literature

The Bedford Introduction to Literature
  • Author : Michael Meyer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :2156
  • ISBN : 9780312115630
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A Cultural History of Theatre

A Cultural History of Theatre
  • Author : Jack Clair Watson,Grant Fletcher McKernie
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  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :528
  • ISBN :
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Summary : This comprehensive, multicultural text presents the history of theater within a framework of cultural and social ideas.

Approaching Great Ideas

Approaching Great Ideas
  • Author : Lee A. Jacobus
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  • Release Date :2016-01-08
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781457699948
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Politics and Drama

Politics and Drama
  • Author : Onder Cakirtas
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  • Release Date :2019-01-03
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 1532669070
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Summary : By comparing the literary works of two of the greatest playwrights of our time, Önder Cakirtas reveals the similarities and contrasts between their political views and the political backdrop of their respective nations. In Britain, George Bernard Shaw, the leading British dramatist for the first half of the twentieth century, wrote his plays to explicitly reflect his socialist political and economic views, and highlight the need for equal rights for women. In Turkey, decades later, Orhan Asena confronted similar issues with plays that challenged the dominant political powers of his time - a stance which ultimately led to his political exile from Turkey.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
  • Author : Sophocles
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  • Release Date :2012-12-18
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 1451686048
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Summary : The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

A World of Ideas

A World of Ideas
  • Author : Lee A. Jacobus
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  • Release Date :2009-03-03
  • Total pages :880
  • ISBN : 9780312385330
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Summary : The most successful reader of its kind, A World of Ideas introduces first-year writing students to the thinkers and writers whose ideas have shaped civilization: for example, Niccolò Machiavelli on government, Elizabeth Cady Stanton on justice, and Sigmund Freud on the mind. Because students perceive these writers as important, they take the writing course seriously: they learn to read more attentively, think more critically, and write more effectively. No other composition reader offers a comparable collection of important readings along with the supportive apparatus students need to understand, analyze, and respond to them.

The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit

The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit
  • Author : Bella Merlin
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  • Release Date :2014-06-19
  • Total pages :340
  • ISBN : 9781848424067
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Summary : A revised and updated edition of Bella Merlin's essential guide to Stanislavsky. The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit collects together for the first time the terms and ideas developed by Stanislavsky throughout his career. It is organised into three sections: Actor-Training, Rehearsal Processes and Performance Practices. Key terms are explained and defined as they naturally occur in this process. They are illustrated with examples from both his own work and that of other practitioners. Each stage of the process is explored with sequences of practical exercises designed to help today's actors and students become thoroughly familiar with the tools in Stanislavsky's toolkit. 'Bella Merlin magically converts her extensive knowledge into real-world practice and on-the-floor technique.

Challenges and Prospects in African Education Systems

Challenges and Prospects in African Education Systems
  • Author : Soji Oni
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  • Release Date :2013-11-14
  • Total pages :970
  • ISBN : 1490715762
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Summary : Challenges and Prospects in African Education System: The general idea this book is trying to disseminate is to inform readers about the compelling challenges and prospects in African system of education. As we all know, when issues of Africa educational system is raised, the first set of thoughts that come to mind is decline in standard, deterioration of facilities, examination malpractices, cult crises or school-based violence, shortage of teachers, underqualified teachers, and poor teachers performance, which results in poor learning standards, lack of classroom discipline that is exacerbated by insufficient resources and inadequate infrastructure, failure of appropriate inspection and monitoring, and confusion caused by changing curricula without proper communication and training. All these have led to massive demoralization and disillusionment among teachers and a negative and worsening perception of African system of education. This, therefore, calls for in-depth analysis aimed at tutoring every stakeholder in education on how their action and inactions have individually and collectively contributed to the collapsing state of education in Africa. However, the prospect is that Africas recovery and sustainable development can only be guaranteed through expansion and sustenance of both quantitative and qualitativeof the continents stock of human capital through education. In order for education to realize its key role in development, it must be provided to the younger segments of African society as quickly as human and financial resources permit, with the ultimate goal of developing a comprehensive, meaningful and sustainable system of education at all levels and for all age groups. This is the message that this book puts across in the six knitted sections.

The Romantic Soul of Emma Now

The Romantic Soul of Emma Now
  • Author : Lee A. Jacobus
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  • Release Date :2016-03-06
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 9780980189469
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Summary : Emma is a romantic idealist. Suffering from a breakup in London, she becomes director of the Hollister Foundation in Beauport, MA. Vernon, an old flame, follows her and joins the fishing community alarmed by trawling in the Georges Bank. Emma discovers an aged folk sculptor whose unknown cemetery monuments to his ancient family astonish her. Determined to bring his work to light, she offends the Foundation and must make a painful choice. Because of a rash judgment, she brings disaster down on the sculptor. Ultimately, she dedicates herself to saving his work for posterity and making her own life over again with hope for a true renewal.

The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature

The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature
  • Author : Sean Keilen,Nick Moschovakis
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  • Release Date :2017-03-31
  • Total pages :334
  • ISBN : 1317041674
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Summary : In this wide-ranging and ambitiously conceived Research Companion, contributors explore Shakespeare’s relationship to the classic in two broad senses. The essays analyze Shakespeare’s specific debts to classical works and weigh his classicism’s likeness and unlikeness to that of others in his time; they also evaluate the effects of that classical influence to assess the extent to which it is connected with whatever qualities still make Shakespeare, himself, a classic (arguably the classic) of modern world literature and drama. The first sense of the classic which the volume addresses is the classical culture of Latin and Greek reading, translation, and imitation. Education in the canon of pagan classics bound Shakespeare together with other writers in what was the dominant tradition of English and European poetry and drama, up through the nineteenth and even well into the twentieth century. Second—and no less central—is the idea of classics as such, that of books whose perceived value, exceeding that of most in their era, justifies their protection against historical and cultural change. The volume’s organizing insight is that as Shakespeare was made a classic in this second, antiquarian sense, his work’s reception has more and more come to resemble that of classics in the first sense—of ancient texts subject to labored critical study by masses of professional interpreters who are needed to mediate their meaning, simply because of the texts’ growing remoteness from ordinary life, language, and consciousness. The volume presents overviews and argumentative essays about the presence of Latin and Greek literature in Shakespeare’s writing. They coexist in the volume with thought pieces on the uses of the classical as a historical and pedagogical category, and with practical essays on the place of ancient classics in today’s Shakespearean classrooms.

Literature to Go

Literature to Go
  • Author : Michael Meyer
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  • Release Date :2013-08-02
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1457659468
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Summary : Drawn from our best-selling anthology, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Literature to Go is a brief and inexpensive collection of stories, poems, and plays supported by the superior instruction you expect from a Michael Meyer anthology. With literature from many periods, cultures, and diverse voices, the book is also a complete guide to close reading, critical thinking, and thoughtful writing about literature. The second edition features a new thematic chapter on our working lives and a new in-depth chapter on the fiction of Dagoberto Gilb, created in collaboration with the author himself—continuing the anthology’s mission to present literature as a living, changing art form.

An Introduction to Fiction

An Introduction to Fiction
  • Author : X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
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  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :743
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Kennedy/Gioia'sAn Introduction to Fiction, 10econtinues to inspire readers and writers with a rich collection of fiction and engaging insights on reading, analyzing, and writing about stories. This bestselling anthology includes sixty-six superlative short stories, blending classic works and contemporary selections. Written by noted poets X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, the text reflects the authors' wit and contagious enthusiasm for their subject. Informative, accessible apparatus presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, and supported by interludes with the anthologized writers. This edition features 11 new stories, three new masterwork casebooks, extensively revised and expanded chapters on writing, and a fresh new design. New students of fiction.

The Norton Introduction to Literature

The Norton Introduction to Literature
  • Author : Kelly J. Mays
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  • Release Date :2019-07-15
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780393420463
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Summary : Develop close readers and confident writers--at an affordable price.