Literature CRITICAL SURVEYS: DRAMA Critical Survey of Drama Third Edition Edited by Carl Rollyson, Ph.D. AT A GLANCE • 8 Volumes; 4,800 Pages • 650 Essays • Photographs • Glossary of Terms and Movements • Dramatic Awards List • Annotated Bibliography • Extensive Timeline • Geographical Index • Category Listing of Dramatists • Chronological Listing • Subject Index December 2017 Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-622-1 Library Price: $599 The new, third edition of the Critical Survey of Drama contains over 650 new and updated essays—over 550 discuss individual dramatists and nearly 100 cover important overview topics that are critical to the study of drama as a whole. This edition includes new coverage of contemporary playwrights who have recently come to be regarded as established figures in the theater—Jez Butterworth, Martin McDonough, Patrick Marber, Marshall Napier, Mark Ravenhill, and N.F. Simpson—to name a few. In addition to the entirely new playwright profiles, many profiles have been updated and revised to include significant new works and achievements, new productions, publications, honors and awards, as well as personal developments. Bibliographies have also been updated and annotated. Each dramatist essay provides such ready-reference material as birth and death dates, and a list of the playwright’s major dramatic works (with dates of first production and publication). Each essay opens with a brief survey of publications in literary forms other than drama, a summary of professional achievements and awards, an extended biographical sketch that centers on the individual’s development as a dramatist, and an extensive critical analysis of the writer’s major dramatic works. Following this discussion is an annotated bibliography of critical works about the playwright. Volume 1 begins with over 100 Overview essays, arranged under broad subject headings, that provide an important introduction to dramatic traditions in the United States, the British Isles, Europe, Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world, as well as various genres and techniques. These informative, helpful essays provide thoughtful insight into the study of African American Drama, American Regional Theater, Asian Drama, Australian Drama, Chinese Drama, Deaf Theater, Experimental Theater, Feminist Theater, French Drama Since the 1600’s, Irish Drama, LGBTQ Theater, Melodrama, Musical Drama, Native American Drama, Political Theater, Southeast Asian Drama, and much more. The set also contains a listing of major dramatic awards, a timeline of drama history, a glossary, and bibliography. FREE Online Access FREE “This set is the most extensive and comprehensive available for dramatic biographical reference and analysis... Highly recommended.” –ARBA “A comprehensive work of extraordinary value... It is easy to read, informative, and engaging.” –School Library Journal RECENT! RECENT FIRST TIME ONLINE! This is the first edition of this title with free online access! (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! CRITICAL SURVEYS: DRAMA LITERATURE 13