2008 iPod * biblio

my google books list

* other BOOKS pages


Books Page -- Drama, Literature, Analysis *
Fall 2003: Modern Drama: Selected Plays from 1879 to the Present Walter Levy, Pace University ISBN: 0-13-226721-7 Prentice Hall Paper; 985 pp Published: 10/21/1998 I made "books" pages in each directy for my min-reviews on what I read. notes

Featured Pages: Write Directory

Links Script/Drama The Dramatist's Toolkit

Solving Your Script

Art Of Dramatic Writing It would be nice to have not only books, but videos and CDs listings, but I tried only with the Shakespeare on the screen -- and gave up.

Originally, I had Old Books Page in every major directory (Directing, Acting), later I had to open BOOKS directory for theatre and Film Books. Do not confuse them with the reading or recommended lists! Although I prefer to list the books I like.

NEW: to use Bar, Themes, Subject.txt files as I plan to use topics.txt? Shrew04 Kabuki-Style
^ This is DramLit "showcase" ^


"Modern Drama" (textbook): This comprehensive and balanced anthology offers a collection of 25 works of modern and contemporary drama from the 1870s through the early 1990s. Features twenty-five plays that often demonstrate a significant breakthrough in maturity of expression and style for each playwright — important leaders in the development of modern and contemporary drama. THR413


No, I do not have my reviews on theatre books I read, but I use the quotations, references, some comments (mostly on the textbooks I use for classes).


2004 case study: The Taming of the Shrew + Oedipus Rex Watts-Galatea
Pygmalion 2005
* Shaw * online *
The Possessed 2003
Next: THR215 DramLit -- Fall 2004 * 2005 * The Poetics online

Postmodernism @ eBooks.com

Fall 2004 THR215 DramLit -- Bedford Compact Into to Drama: Bedford/St. Martin's; 4th edition (January 2001) ISBN: 0312255950 Artaud-Directing

Theatre Theory



Books in ACTING & DIRECTING (how to link?)

Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays by David Ball; Southern Illinois University Press, 1983 : - Part One: Shape - 1: What Happens That Makes Something Else Happen? - 2: And What Happens Next? - 3: But Do It Backwards - 4: Stasis and Intrusion - 5: Obstacle, Conflict - 6: Ignorance is Bliss (or: the Very Cause of Everyone's Lunacy About Hamlet) - 7: Things Theatrical - Part Two: Methods - 8: Exposition - 9: Forwards: Hungry for Next - 10: Missing Persons (character) - 11: Image - 15: Families - 16: Generalities: Mood, Atmosphere - 17: The Unique Factor - 18: Changing Eras - 19: Climax - 20: Beginnings/Endings - 21: Rereading - 22: What Next?

* Twentieth-Century Theatre: A Sourcebook by Richard Drain; Routledge, 1995 [ *** ]

The Poetics of Aristotle, Its Meaning and Influence by Lane Cooper; Marshall Jones Company, 1923


2006: Beckett Year!

picasa albums w/links

biblio pages in other directories !



2006. You are on your own...

Pinter - Theatre Books

Script Directory, Books

The pages in script.vtheatre.net are old, some belong to the "third" and some even to the "second" generation of my webpages. Update them I can, only while I teach drama classes; see you here in the Fall of 2004 and 2005.
* Theatre Books Directory (main) *

2004: I should try to use Bedford Intro to Drama in both classes: THR215 Dramlit and THR413 Plyascript Analysis (I can't cover all plays in one semester).

215: From the Greeks to Chekhov

413: From Chekhov to postmodern

Each class has its own main aim: DramLit = Grammar of Drama, Playscript = Theatre as Philosophy.

Expected that students take THR215 before they enroll in THR413!

Changes: in DramLit -- DVDs (12 Angry Men -- craft of drama, Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf -- characters, Mamet -- drama and acting?)

How to organize the viewing? Assignments with the fragments in class (order). (Dreams!)

Big issue for THR413 -- When can I introduce the "Plato Club" (critical readings of philosophy)?

* The shows I direct, while I teach class, are a part of required readings and reviews: "Shrew04" and "Oedipus X" (2004-2005 season) [see links and pix ].

From notes (for myself) page: my other directories do have assigned showcases (classic scripts); Stage Directing -- Hamlet, Method Acting -- 3 Sisters... Should I do the same with the drama classes? CaseStudy for Dramatic Literature -- Oedipus, Shrew, Pygmalion? Which is better to study "Grammar of Drama"?


See scripts-online (public domain) in PLAYS directory!

Read "The Importance of Being Earnest" or other shows directory files.

Could be Wilde as useful for Modern and Postmodern talk as Chekhov was?


Critical Reading : Basic Theories of the Century (list -- methods)

VTheatre: Shawcases of the Classical Literature for Theatre



Please use the older Books directories and webpages, like Mining Film or Theatre Books (also, see the listing at the top).

[ if you want to follow my open classes, order the textbook and subscribe to eForum ]


Recommended Lists: Dramatic Theory and Criticism_. Marvin Carlson's _Theories of the Theatre_

Modern Theories of Drama by George W. Brandt, Oxford ISBN 0198711395 ****

"Modern Theories of Drama" -- Clarendon Press (THR413 only)

[ * where are the reviews of the textbooks I read? ]

Next: back to Title Page
In Russian: А.П.Чехов в воспоминаниях современников * Издательство "Художественной литературы", Москва, 1960 и 1986 * OCR & SpellCheck: Zmiy (zmiy@inbox.ru), 25 августа 2002 года Chekhov05 Theatre/Theory/Theatre : The Major Critical Texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and Havel $13.57 496 pages Publisher: Applause Books (November 1, 2003) ISBN: 1557835276
Amadeus Theories of the Theatre: A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present by Marvin Carlson $24.95 553 pages Publisher: Cornell University Press; Expanded edition (August 1, 1993) ISBN: 0801481546

Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series), 3/E R. S. Gwynn, Lamar University © 2006 / 0-321-27722-8 / Longman

Longman Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Drama, The: A Global Perspective Michael Greenwald, Texas A&M University Roberto Dario Pomo, California State University, Sacramento Anne Marie Welsh, University of California, San Diego Roger Schultz, Texas A&M University © 2004 / 0-321-10791-8 / Longman

Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series), 2/E R.S. Gwynn, Lamar University © 2002 / 0-321-09175-2 / Longman

Longman Anthology of Drama and Theater, The: A Global Perspective, Compact Edition Michael L. Greenwald, Texas A&M University Roger Schultz, Texas A&M University Roberto Dario Pomo, California State University, Sacramento © 2002 / 0-321-08898-0 / Longman

Types of Drama: Plays and Contexts, 8/E Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University William Burto, University of Lowell Lesley Ferris, Ohio State University Gerald Rabkin, Rutgers University © 2001 / 0-321-06506-9 / Longman

Cultural History of Theatre, A Jack Watson, University of Oregon Grant McKernie, University of Oregon © 1993 / 0-8013-0618-3 / Longman

Theatre/Theory: An Introduction by Mark Fortier $24.95 304 pages Publisher: Routledge; 2nd edition (May, 2002) ISBN: 041525437X * Shaw -- Pygmalion

Theatre w/Anatoly
12 Angry Men

I only hope that before THR215 Dramlit my students take THR200X Aesthetics (Arts through Movies), which I have no time to teach.

[ "The Taming of the Shrew" is an "adaptation"... as well as "Oedipus X" -- but in drama classes we study the originals. ]

Anatoly 4.14.04