First published in 1970, this book explores drama as literature and provides critical overviews of different aspects of drama and the dramatic. It first asks what a play is, before going on to examine dramatic language, action and tension, dramatic irony, characters and drama’s relationship with modern criticism and the novel.
This book will be a valuable resource to those studying drama and English literature.
General Editor’s Preface; Preface; 1. Drama, Theatre and Reality 2. Language and Situation 3. Action and Tension 4. Dramatic Irony 5. Character and Idea 6. ‘Presentment’: Modern Criticism and the Dramatic 7. Drama and the Novel; Note A: Decorum; Note B: Destiny; Note C: Action, Plot and Structure; Note D: Hazlitt and Keats; Note E: Collaboration; Bibliography; Index
This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for students working with complex literary terminology.