The Drama 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Plays of All Time
by Daniel S Burt (9780816060733)

The Drama 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Plays of All Time
 
Daniel S Burt
Release Date: 01 December 2007
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 612
Category: Drama
ISBN: 9780816060733
ISBN-10: 0816060738



Which plays are truly great, and why? Compiled in consultation with literary scholars, this fascinating reference profiles 100 of the greatest plays drawn from all cultures and periods of literature. The Drama 100 is sure to engage students and theatergoers in a spirited discussion of literary values. Each entry provides a plot summary and assessment, with an emphasis on details about the play's creation, critical reception, and contribution to literary and theatrical history. Additional features include a chronology, a list of honorable mentions ("A Second Hundred"), and an index. Among the works selected are Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos, August Wilson's Fences. Tang Xianzu's The Peony Pavilion, and many more.

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