The Drama 100 A Ranking of the Greatest Plays of All Time by Daniel S. Burt
  

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The Drama 100 A Ranking of the Greatest Plays of All Time by Daniel S. Burt

Which plays are truly great, and why? This fascinating reference profiles 100 of the greatest plays drawn from all cultures and periods of literature. Compiled in consultation with literary scholars, The Drama 100 is sure to engage students and theatergoers in a spirited discussion of literary values. The chosen plays include: Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot ; Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard ; Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine ; Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House ; Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman ; William Shakespeare's Hamlet ; Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos ; August Wilson's Fences ; Tang Xianzu's The Peony Pavilion ; and many more. Each entry provides a plot summary and assessment, with an emphasis on details about the play's creation, critical reception, and contribution to literary and theatrical history. Additional features include a chronology, a list of honorable mentions ( A Second Hundred ), and an index.

About the Author

Daniel S. Burt holds a Ph.D. from New York University and currently teaches literature at Wesleyan University's graduate liberal studies program in Middletown, CT. In addition to writing The Literary 100 and The Novel 100 for Facts On File and Checkmark Books, he is also the author of The Biography Book and What Historical Novel Do I Read Next? He was the associate dean of the college at Wesleyan University for nine years and previously served as the director of undergraduate studies at New York University.

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Hardback
612 pages

Author

Daniel S. Burt
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Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th February 2008

ISBN

9780816060733


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