Drama: Between Poetry and Performance

Drama: Between Poetry and Performance

Author(s): W. B. Worthen

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405153416

Online ISBN: 9781444317374

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317374

About this Book

An engaging book spanning the fields of drama, literary criticism, genre, and performance studies, Drama: Between Poetry and Performance teaches students how to read drama by exploring the threshold between text and performance.

  • Draws on examples from major playwrights including Shakespeare, Ibsen, Beckett, and Parks
  • Explores the critical terms and controversies that animate the performance and study of drama, such as the status of language, the function of character and plot, and uses of writing
  • Engages in a theoretical, disciplinary, and cultural repositioning of drama, by exploring and contesting its position at the threshold between text and performance

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