Best Drama & Play Anthologies Books

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1. The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts

Author: by Arthur Miller
0142437336
English
143 pages

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Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller’s play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.


2. Alice in Wonderland: The Original 1865 Edition With Complete Illustrations By Sir John Tenniel (A Classic Novel of Lewis Carroll)

Author: by Lewis Carroll
B0948LPG76
English
101 pages

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And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation? Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandThis Beautiful edition contains complete original black and white illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. Alice in Wonderland is an 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll.

It tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children.

One of the best-known and most popular works of English-language fiction, its narrative, structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. The work has never been out of print and has been translated into at least 97 languages.

Its ongoing legacy encompasses many adaptations for stage, screen, radio, art, ballet, theme parks, board games and video games. A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!


3. The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (Modern Library Classics)

Author: by Sophocles
Modern Library
English
864 pages

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A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world’s most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the KingFeaturing translations by Emily Wilson, Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Mary Lefkowitz, and James Romm The great plays of Ancient Greece are among the most enduring and important legacies of the Western world.

Not only is the influence of Greek drama palpable in everything from Shakespeare to modern television, the insights contained in Greek tragedy have shaped our perceptions of the nature of human life. Poets, philosophers, and politicians have long borrowed and adapted the ideas and language of Greek drama to help them make sense of their own times.

This exciting curated anthology features a cross section of the most popularand most widely taughtplays in the Greek canon. Fresh translations into contemporary English breathe new life into the texts while capturing, as faithfully as possible, their original meaning. This outstanding collection also offers short biographies of the playwrights, enlightening and clarifying introductions to the plays, and helpful annotations at the bottom of each page.


4. The Seagull Book of Literature

Author: by Joseph Kelly
English
0393631699
978-0393631692

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Inspire and engage at an affordable price The best-priced alternative to full-length anthologies, this collection offers a compelling blend of classroom favorites and contemporary literary works. Contained in a portable, flexible volume, you’ll find it fits perfectly into a variety of introductory courses.


5. Complete Shakespeare

Author: by Maria Surducan
English
1409598772
978-1409598770

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This collection of stories from Shakespeare’s plays, with beautiful illustrations and quotations, is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Each story includes short details about the main characters, and famous and memorable quotations from the play. This is a fabulous book that will be referred to again and again, by both children and adults.


6. Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass: The Original Edition With Complete Illustrations By Sir John Tenniel (A Lewis Carroll Classics)

Author: by Lewis Carroll
B0948JY9RY
English
210 pages

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She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it). Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-GlassThis Beautiful edition contains complete original black and white illustrations from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Sir John Tenniel.

Lewis Carroll’s novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (first published in 1865 and 1871, respectively) have entertained readers young and old for more than a century. Their magical worlds, amusing characters, clever dialogue, and playfully logical illogic epitomize the whit and whimsy of Carroll’s writing.

Alice in Wonderland is an 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll. It tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.

The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. Through the Looking-Glass is a novel published on 27 December 1871 by Lewis Carroll and the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it.


7. Oscar Wilde: The Complete Works

Author: by Oscar Wilde
B07HH94ZBH
July 12, 2021
English

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This ebook contains Oscar Wilde’s complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume.

By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you’ll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.


8. The Norton Anthology of Drama

Author: by J. Ellen Gainor
039328350X
English
1856 pages

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Comprehensive and up-to-date, now with more instructor resources. Choose from the most comprehensive collection of plays. Enjoy accessible apparatus that helps students better analyze the works. Savor an eye-catching and informative illustration program focusing on performance. All for an unbeatable price.

Revised in response to suggestions from hundreds of instructors and students, the Third Edition features five NEW plays (four in the Shorter Edition), NEW critical Perspectives sections, and an expanded suite of free digital resources.


9. The Seagull Book of Poems

Author: by Joseph Kelly
English
528 pages
0393631621

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Inspire and engage at an affordable price The best-priced alternative to full-length anthologies, this collection offers a compelling blend of classroom favorites and contemporary literary works. Contained in a portable, flexible volume, you’ll find it fits perfectly into a variety of introductory courses.

10. Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens: 60 Original Comedy and Drama Scenes for Young Actors (The Young Actor Series)

Author: by Mike Kimmel
English
135 pages
0998151300

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This new book from the author of Scenes for Teens is a collection of 60 original comedy and drama scripts for younger actors. The dialogues feature clean language and family-friendly, real-life scenarios. They are ideal for teaching, rehearsing, and auditioning for stage and screen.

All scenes are gender-neutral, allowing every role in every scene to be performed by both male and female acting students. The scripts are varied, with shorter and longer selections, comical and more serious topics, and conversational dialogue intended to develop rapid-fire comedic timing, listening and reacting skills, and vocal variety.

Overall, the emphasis is on straightforward, realistic interaction to build and solidify the one-on-one relationship between acting scene partners. Many scenes are educational, as well, modeling and reinforcing positive attitudes and behaviors for our youth. With a heartfelt foreword by Disney’s Anita Barone, and a clear, concise introduction to acting by the author, Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens is a simple but effective training tool for teachers, parents, libraries, schools, and drama coaches.

11. Everyman and Other Miracle and Morality Plays (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author: by Anonymous
0486287262
Dover Publications, Inc.
English

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Western drama, having all but disappeared during the Dark Ages, reemerged spontaneously in the liturgy and life of the medieval church. Vernacular miracle plays of England’s Middle Ages were performed by lay people many by trade guilds unschooled in church Latin, but familiar with the biblical events upon which the dramas were based.

Morality plays provided moral instruction, their principal characters vivid personifications of virtue and vice. The most durable of the morality plays has proven to be Everyman, whose central character, summoned by Death, must face final judgment on the strength of his good deeds.

This venerable drama is reprinted here along with three other medieval classics: The Second Shepherds’ Play, Noah’s Flood, and Hickscorner.

12. Virginia Woolf: The Complete Works

Author: by Virginia Woolf
B07KQ27WFX
English

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THE NOVELSThe Voyage Out (1915)Night and Day (1919)Jacob’s Room (1922)Mrs. Dalloway (1925)To the Lighthouse (1927)The Waves (1931)The Years (1937)Between the Acts (1941)THE ‘BIOGRAPHIES’Orlando: a biography (1928)Flush: a biography (1933)Roger Fry: a biography (1940)THE STORIESTwo Stories (1917)Kew Gardens (1919)Monday or Tuesday (1921)A Haunted House, and other short stories (1944)Nurse Lugton’s Golden Thimble (1966)Mrs Dalloway’s Party (1973)The Complete Shorter Fiction (1985)THE ESSAYSMr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown (1924)The Common Reader I (1925)A Room of One’s Own (1929)On Being Ill (1930)The London Scene (1931)A Letter to a Young Poet (1932)The Common Reader II (1932)Walter Sickert: a conversation (1934)Three Guineas (1938)Reviewing (1939)The Death of the Moth, and other essays (1942)The Moment, and other essays (1947)The Captain’s Death Bed, and other essays (1950)Granite and Rainbow (1958)Books and Portraits (1978)Women And Writing (1979)383 Essays from newspapers and magazinesAUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGA Writer’s Diary (1953)Moments of Being (1976)The Diary Vols.

13. Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors: 34 High-Quality Scenes for Kids and Teens

Author: by Douglas M. Parker
English
120 pages
0692770429

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By the publisher of the best-selling Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors! Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors features 34 fun, instantly involving scenes written specifically for actors aged 8-16, and for the teachers, directors and acting coaches who work with them. Contemporary Scenes provides young actors with the material they need to have fun while exploring a full spectrum of emotions, situations and relationships, ranging from the humorous to the heartfelt.

With appealing, accessible scenes written in contemporary language that doesn’t talk down to student actors Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors lets young performers connect with, have fun with and be challenged by every moment, line, character and situation. Suitable for classroom work and performance.

This book contains: 34 scenes to challenge and excite acting studentsA broad variety of two and three-person scenesGender-neutral characters to provide ultimate flexibilityEmotional arcs and strong endings to challenge actors and keep audiences engagedA broad range of circumstances and emotions, from comedic to heartfelt to whimsicalMaterial that is ideal as short performance pieces and for use in the classroomAt Beat by Beat Press we’re passionate about raising the bar on the quality of resources that are available for young actors and you’ll find this book to be no exception.

14. Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life

Author: by Neil Strauss
0060898771
It Books
English

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With the same sharp eye, quick with, and narrative drive that marked his bestsellers The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Neil Strauss takes us on a white-knuckled journey through America’s heart of darkness as he scrambles to escape the system.

It’s one man’s story of a dangerous worldand how to stay alive in it.

15. English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology

Author: by David Bevington
English
2064 pages
0393976556

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The most extensive new collection in this field published in more than three decades, English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology surveys the astonishing, and astonishingly varied, dramatic works written and performed in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Popular in their own time, the 27 plays included hereby Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Webster, Thomas Middleton, among many othersreveal why these playwrights’ achievements, like Shakespeare’s, deserve reading, teaching, and performing afresh in our time.

Edited by a team of exceptional scholars and teachers, this anthology opens an extraordinary tradition in drama to new readers and audiences.

16. Arsenic and Old Lace – Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions)

Author: by Joseph Kesselring
English
96 pages
0822200651

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An easy going drama critic discovers that his kind and gentle aunts have a bizarre habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar.