Higher Education

The Heath Introduction to Drama, 5th Edition

  • Jordan Y. Miller University of Rhode Island, Emeritus
  • ISBN-10: 0669355062  |  ISBN-13: 9780669355062
  • 1136 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1992
  • © 1996 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75



At a much lower price than comparable anthologies, the Fifth Edition provides 18 extraordinary plays, with a strong representation of historical periods and minority and women playwrights. The Introduction focuses on the study of drama as both a literary genre and a performing art; also provided are expanded introductions to the plays, an updated select bibliography, and a new filmography.

Table of Contents

Introduction: On Drama
Concerning the Drama, the Theatre, and the Play
Concerning the Form, the Type, and the Style
The Dramas
Oedipus Rex, (c. 480 b. c.) Sophocles
An English version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald
Lysistrata, (411 b.c.) Aristophanes
An English version by Dudley Fitts
The Second Shepherds' Play, (1420) Anonymous
A modernized version by John Gassner
Hamlet, (1600) William Shakespeare
Edited by William Farnham
Tartuffe, (1664) Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Translated by Richard Wilbur
The School for Scandal, (1777) Richard Brinsley Sheridan
A Doll's House, (1879) Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Otto Reinert
The Cherry Orchard, (1904) Anton Chekhov
Translated by Stark Young
Major Barbara, (1905) George Bernard Shaw
Preface to Major Barbara, George Bernard Shaw
Trifles, (1917) Susan Glaspell
Desire under the Elms, (1924) Eugene O'Neill
The Glass Menagerie, (1944) Tennessee Williams
Death of a Salesman, (1944) Arthur Miller
The Dumb Waiter, (1957) Harold Pinter
A Raisin in the Sun, (1959) Lorraine Hansberry
Sticks and Bones, (1971) David Rabe
'night Mother, (1983) Marsha Norman
Fences, (1985) August Wilson
Selected Bibliography
Selected Filmography
Index of Authors, Titles, and Terms