eBook Great Poets & Playwrights, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622750896
  • ISBN-13: 9781622750894
  • DDC: 809.003
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

As with novelists and short story writers, the job of poets and playwrights is to elicit emotion and generate thought. The difference is that the latter authors do so while adhering to rules different than those governing standard prose works. Where poets create rich verses loaded with subtext, playwrights rely largely on dialogue to create poignant scenes that become all the more powerful when performed onstage. This captivating collection of biographies profiles some of the greatest writers of poetry and drama, from Aeschylus to Diane Ackerman, Sophocles to David Mamet.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Ackerman, Diane.
2: Aeschylus.
3: Albee, Edward.
4: Angelou, Maya.
5: Aristophanes.
6: Auden, W.H..
7: Beckett, Samuel.
8: Blake, William.
9: Bly, Robert.
10: Blyton, Enid.
11: Brecht, Bertolt.
12: Brodsky, Joseph.
13: Brooks, Gwendolyn.
14: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett.
15: Burns, Robert.
16: Byron, Lord.
17: Chekhov, Anton.
18: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor.
19: Collins, Billy.
20: Cummings, E.E..
21: Dickinson, Emily.
22: Donne, John.
23: Du Fu.
24: Eliot, T.S..
25: Euripides.
26: Frost, Robert.
27: Ginsberg, Allen.
28: Hellman, Lillian.
29: Homer.
30: Hopkins, Gerard Manley.
31: Howard, Bronson.
32: Hughes, Langston.
33: Hughes, Ted.
34: Ibsen, Henrik.
35: Jonson, Ben.
36: Keats, John.
37: Kilmer, Joyce.
38: Lee, Dennis.
39: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
40: Mamet, David.
41: Marlowe, Christopher.
42: Masters, Edgar Lee.
43: Miller, Arthur.
44: Milton, John.
45: Molière.
46: Mother Goose.
47: Neruda, Pablo.
48: O'Neill, Eugene.
49: Plath, Sylvia.
50: Pound, Ezra.
51: Rich, Adrienne.
52: Rilke, Rainer Maria.
53: Robinson, Edwin Arlington.
54: Rosen, Michael.
55: Rumi.
56: Sandburg, Carl.
57: Scott, Frederick George.
58: Shakespeare, William.
59: Shaw, George Bernard.
60: Shelley, Percy Bysshe.
61: Shepard, Sam.
62: Silverstein, Shel.
63: Sophocles.
64: Stevenson, Robert Louis.
65: Stoppard, Tom.
66: Strindberg, August.
67: Szymborska, Wisława.
68: Thomas, Dylan.
69: Virgil.
70: Wasserstein, Wendy.
71: Whitman, Walt.
72: Wilder, Thornton.
73: Willard, Nancy.
74: Williams, Tennessee.
75: Wilson, August.
76: Yeats, William Butler.
Glossary.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Index.