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A Timeline of Western DramaAlan D. Ernstein and R. Andrew White
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A Timeline of Western Drama

Scripts from the Classic Period to the 21st Century (First Edition)
Edited by Alan D. Ernstein and R. Andrew White

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63189-067-3, 552 pages


Coming Soon
The Revised First Edition will be published Fall 2017. ISBN: 978-1-5165-1499-1

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 theater as an art form.

The plays featured here 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, David Ives, and Paula Vogel.

Original source material in the text informs readers about both the history of theater and the practice. Discussion questions facilitate interpretation and a deeper understanding of each play.

A Timeline of Western Drama is designed for introductory courses in theater history, theater appreciation, and dramatic literature.

Alan D. Ernstein is an assistant professor of design and technical theatre at Valparaiso University. He holds a M.F.A. in scene design from Boston University. Mr. Ernstein has worked in all aspects of technical theater with professional and educational theater companies in the eastern half of the country. He is a member of USITT.
R. Andrew White is an associate professor of theatre at Valparaiso University. Mr. White earned his M.F.A. in acting at Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre School. He has performed with numerous theater companies, including the American Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre studio, and the European Repertory Company. He is the editor of The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky.