Fall 2003: Modern Drama: Selected Plays from 1879 to the Present Walter Levy, Pace University ISBN: 0-13-226721-7 Prentice Hall Paper; 985 pp Published: 10/21/1998
ShowCases: 3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
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2003 Modern Drama (textbook): This comprehensive and balanced anthology offers a collection of 25 works of modern and contemporary drama from the 1870s through the early 1990s. Features twenty-five plays that often demonstrate a significant breakthrough in maturity of expression and style for each playwright — important leaders in the development of modern and contemporary drama.
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SummaryRe-examine Structure (Aristotle): Plot, Character, Idea.
2005 & After
[ Who knows how long it will take to developed this new directory and pages! Use the main one for now. ]
Another problem: I want to take the webbing to the next generation -- new hyper-structure. Webmaster (me) is too much behind (I am not a compuer scientist)."As we have seen often throughout our study of the theater, the form of a play often reflects its content. The Greeks and Neoclassicists believed in a harmonious universe, and their plays were carefully structured affairs in which problems were resolved (although not always happily) in five compact acts. By contrast, the absurdists wrote about the great "rut of existence" and devised cyclic plots to show the meaninglessness of our actions. Many contemporary dramatists — because they see the world as a series of artificial constructs whose meanings change according to time, circumstance, and personal experience — resist a single explanation for issues, characters, and plots, and thus fragmentation is often a characteristic of postmodern plays." [ The Longman Anthology ]
Metaphor and Theme Analysis
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