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A student guide to play analysis, David Rush

Label
A student guide to play analysis
Title
A student guide to play analysis
Statement of responsibility
David Rush
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the skills of a playwright, the vision of a producer, and the wisdom of an experienced teacher, David Rush offers a fresh and innovative guide to interpreting drama in A Student Guide to Play Analysis, the first undergraduate teaching tool to address postmodern drama in addition to classic and modern. Covering a wide gamut of texts and genres, this far-reaching and user-friendly volume is easily paired with most anthologies of plays and is accessible even to those without a literary background. Contending that there are no right or wrong answers in play analysis, Rush emphasizes the importance of students developing insights of their own. The process is twofold: understand the critical terms that are used to define various parts and then apply these to a particular play. Rush clarifies the concepts of plot, character, and language, advancing Aristotle{u2019}s concept of the Four Causes as a method for approaching a play through various critical windows. He describes the essential difference between a story and a play, outlines four ways of looking at plays, and then takes up the typical structural devices of a well-made play, four primary genres and their hybrids, and numerous styles, from expressionism to postmodernism. For each subject, he defines critical norms and analyzes plays common to the canon. A Student Guide to Play Analysis draws on thoughtful examinations of such dramas as The Cherry Orchard, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Fences, The Little Foxes, A Doll House, The Glass Menagerie, and The Emperor Jones. Each chapter ends with a list of questions that will guide students in further study
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
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Rush, David
Dewey number
808.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1707
LC item number
.R77 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Drama
Label
A student guide to play analysis, David Rush
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : how to look at a play -- What is a play? -- Plot : the beginning -- Plot : the middle, the ending, and other matters -- Characters -- Language -- Classic tragedy -- Classic comedy -- Melodrama -- Farce -- Alternate genres -- Realism -- Symbolism -- Expressionism -- Theater of the absurd -- Epic theater -- Postmodernism
Control code
57311980
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9780809326099
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A student guide to play analysis, David Rush
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : how to look at a play -- What is a play? -- Plot : the beginning -- Plot : the middle, the ending, and other matters -- Characters -- Language -- Classic tragedy -- Classic comedy -- Melodrama -- Farce -- Alternate genres -- Realism -- Symbolism -- Expressionism -- Theater of the absurd -- Epic theater -- Postmodernism
Control code
57311980
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9780809326099
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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