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The Anatomy of Drama (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Marjorie Boulton


212 pages

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This title, first published in 1960, is intended primarily to increase the understanding of drama among those who do not have easy access to the live theatre and who, therefore, study plays mainly in print. The author’s emphasis is on Shakespeare, but most forms of drama receive some attention. A lucid and lively study of the techniques of plot, dialogue and characterization will help the reader to a deeper appreciated of the problems and successes of the dramatist.

Table of Contents

Part I: Conventions Foreword 1. Literature that Walks 2. So We Must Make it Walk 3. Visible Action 4. Adaptation of Plots 5. The Conventional Divisions 6. Direct Experience of Characters 7. The Technique of Dialogue – Individuals 8. The Technique of Dialogue – Conversations 9. Verse and Prose in Drama; Part II: Study for Examinations 10. The Types of Drama 11. Relations Drama to History 12. The Uselessness and Use of Notes; Part III: Drama as Living Experience 13. Interpretation as an Aid to Study 14. Drama is Natural; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index

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