Plays for the Theatre, Enhanced

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Authors : Oscar G. Brockett; Robert J. Ball


656 Pages  Paperback 

11th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004

©2014, Published


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Enhance your course with plays in this companion anthology to Brockett/Ball's THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, Enhanced 10e. The 14 plays are correlated to play synopses provided in the main text. These plays represent a wide historical range as well as the vibrant diversity of contemporary American theatre. ... more


The anthology represents a wide historical and cultural range of selections, from seven different countries on four different contents spanning from 500 BC to 2008.

An opening essay sets the context for each play, helping students to get more out of the reading by reviewing each piece with an infor... more

New to this Edition

Three new plays, Sam Shepard's "True West," August Wilson's "Fences," and Tony Kushner's "Angels in America, Part I: Millenium Approaches" have been added to the Anthology.

Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape," August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," and Steven Dietz's "Becky's New Car" have been r... more