An engaging book spanning the fields of drama, literary criticism, genre, and performance studies, Drama: Between Poetry and Performance
teaches students how to read drama by exploring the threshold between text and performance.
- Draws on examples from major playwrights including Shakespeare, Ibsen, Beckett, and Parks
- Explores the critical terms and controversies that animate the performance and study of drama, such as the status of language, the function of character and plot, and uses of writing
- Engages in a theoretical, disciplinary, and cultural repositioning of drama, by exploring and contesting its position at the threshold between text and performance
Keywords: Theatre Studies, Kenneth Burke, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Beckett