Eighth Edition   ©2018

The Bedford Introduction to Drama

Lee A. Jacobus (University of Connecticut)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05479-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05479-3; Format: Paper Text, 1800 pages

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The plays you love to teach with the support your students need to appreciate them.

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 including introduction to drama or theater, theater appreciation, play analysis, or theater history. Fifty 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. Students are fully supported in the course with a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and additional resources for reading and understanding plays in LaunchPad Solo for Literature.