A Timeline of Western Drama

Scripts from the Classic Period to the 21st Century (Revised First Edition)
Edited by Alan D. Ernstein and R. Andrew White
©2018, 548 pages

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    A Timeline of Western Drama: Scripts from the Classic Period to the 21st Century presents plays ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. Each of the selected plays not only tells a story, but also offers a glimpse into its historic period and reveals the development of theatre as an art form.

    The collected plays are representative of their place, time, and cultures. Students have the opportunity to explore the work of Sophocles in Oedipus the King, Christopher Marlowe in Doctor Faustus, and William Shakespeare in Much Ado About Nothing, among others. The text also features the plays of Molière, Ibsen, and Chekhov. Modern playwrights include Tennessee Williams, and Paula Vogel. The addition of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice brings the collection full circle.

    Original source material in the text informs readers about both the history of theatre and the practice, and discussion questions facilitate interpretation and a deeper understanding of each play. A Timeline of Western Drama is designed for introductory courses in theatre and drama.

    R. Andrew White is a professor of theatre at Valparaiso University. Professor White earned his M.F.A. in acting at Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre School. He has performed with numerous theatre companies, including the American Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre studio, and the European Repertory Company. In addition, he assisted the producer on the Broadway productions of Jekyll and Hyde, Death of a Salesman, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He is the editor of The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky.
    Alan D. Ernstein holds an M.F.A. in scene design from Boston University and teaches visual and theatre arts at the high school and college levels. He has worked in all aspects of technical theatre with professional and educational theatre companies across the country. Select examples include Arena Stage, Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Program, Cane River Repertory Theatre, Silk Road Rising, and The Carson City Brewery Arts Center.
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