The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama

The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama

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Dover Pubns
The first and best single-volume reference of its kind, this comprehensive work traces world drama from its earliest ritual forms to modern times. Focusing on the literary content of the plays, it features articles by nearly 100 distinguished contributors, including Eric Bentley, Alfred Harbage, Jacques Guichamaud, Cedric Whitman, and Wallace Fowlie. 350 black-and-white illustrations.

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The focus is on drama as literature rather than as theater, so no entries discuss such topics as actors, theatrical troupes, or costumes. Considerable space is devoted to dramatic theory in order to provide a theoretical context for the factual and interpretive material that forms the bulk of the coverage. The 1969 edition was published by the Thomas Y. Crowell company; it is here unabridged but slightly corrected. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Dover, 2002
Edition: Dover ed
ISBN: 9780486420646
Characteristics: xi, 1030 p. illus. 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Quinn, Edward 1932-


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