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Offering a carefully chosen selection of plays from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach and the features students need at a compact size and an affordable price. Twenty-eight 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. A fresh new design highlights the contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Lee A. Jacobus
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Release: 2012-10-05
File: 1072 Pages
ISBN-13: 145760633X

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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. Fifty-four 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. A fresh new design highlights the rich contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Lee A. Jacobus
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Release: 2012-09-14
File: 1824 Pages
ISBN-13: 1457606321

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Genre: College readers
Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: 1996
File: 2156 Pages
ISBN-13: 0312115636

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This comprehensive, multicultural text presents the history of theater within a framework of cultural and social ideas.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Jack Clair Watson
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release: 1993
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015027273484

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Lee A. Jacobus
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Release: 2016-01-08
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 145769994X

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By comparing the literary works of two of the greatest playwrights of our time, Önder Cakirtas reveals the similarities and contrasts between their political views and the political backdrop of their respective nations. In Britain, George Bernard Shaw, the leading British dramatist for the first half of the twentieth century, wrote his plays to explicitly reflect his socialist political and economic views, and highlight the need for equal rights for women. In Turkey, decades later, Orhan Asena confronted similar issues with plays that challenged the dominant political powers of his time - a stance which ultimately led to his political exile from Turkey.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Onder Cakirtas
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2019-01-03
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781532669071

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A revised and updated edition of Bella Merlin's essential guide to Stanislavsky. The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit collects together for the first time the terms and ideas developed by Stanislavsky throughout his career. It is organised into three sections: Actor-Training, Rehearsal Processes and Performance Practices. Key terms are explained and defined as they naturally occur in this process. They are illustrated with examples from both his own work and that of other practitioners. Each stage of the process is explored with sequences of practical exercises designed to help today's actors and students become thoroughly familiar with the tools in Stanislavsky's toolkit. 'Bella Merlin magically converts her extensive knowledge into real-world practice and on-the-floor technique.

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Genre: Method acting
Author: Bella Merlin
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Release: 2014-06-19
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: 184842406X

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The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2012-12-18
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451686043

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The most successful reader of its kind, A World of Ideas introduces first-year writing students to the thinkers and writers whose ideas have shaped civilization: for example, Niccolò Machiavelli on government, Elizabeth Cady Stanton on justice, and Sigmund Freud on the mind. Because students perceive these writers as important, they take the writing course seriously: they learn to read more attentively, think more critically, and write more effectively. No other composition reader offers a comparable collection of important readings along with the supportive apparatus students need to understand, analyze, and respond to them.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Lee A. Jacobus
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Release: 2009-03-03
File: 880 Pages
ISBN-13: 0312385331

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Challenges and Prospects in African Education System: The general idea this book is trying to disseminate is to inform readers about the compelling challenges and prospects in African system of education. As we all know, when issues of Africa educational system is raised, the first set of thoughts that come to mind is decline in standard, deterioration of facilities, examination malpractices, cult crises or school-based violence, shortage of teachers, underqualified teachers, and poor teachers performance, which results in poor learning standards, lack of classroom discipline that is exacerbated by insufficient resources and inadequate infrastructure, failure of appropriate inspection and monitoring, and confusion caused by changing curricula without proper communication and training. All these have led to massive demoralization and disillusionment among teachers and a negative and worsening perception of African system of education. This, therefore, calls for in-depth analysis aimed at tutoring every stakeholder in education on how their action and inactions have individually and collectively contributed to the collapsing state of education in Africa. However, the prospect is that Africas recovery and sustainable development can only be guaranteed through expansion and sustenance of both quantitative and qualitativeof the continents stock of human capital through education. In order for education to realize its key role in development, it must be provided to the younger segments of African society as quickly as human and financial resources permit, with the ultimate goal of developing a comprehensive, meaningful and sustainable system of education at all levels and for all age groups. This is the message that this book puts across in the six knitted sections.

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Genre: Education
Author: Soji Oni
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release: 2013-11-14
File: 970 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781490715766

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