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Cengage Advantage Books: A Pocketful of Plays: Vintage Drama, Volume I, Revised Edition 1st Edition

David Madden

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1996
  • 416 Pages
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Overview

As with the first Vintage anthology in the Pocketful series, this selection of some of the most commonly taught plays is aimed at satisfying the need for a concise, quality collection that students will find inexpensive sand that instructors will enjoy teaching. The reception of this series has supported the original assumption that students and teachers would welcome an innovative alternative to huge anthologies, which are rarely used in their entirety, tend to be too bulky to carry and to handle in class. A POCKETFUL OF PLAYS: VINTAGE DRAMA contains six plays that research reveals to be currently among the most commonly studied in class around the country. The plays include source materials to encourage further discussion and analysis, Among these enhancement are author's comments, biographical and critical commentaries, and reviews of actual productions.

David Madden, Louisiana State University

  • The Most Inexpensive Alternative to Other Anthologies. Designed specifically for price-conscious instructors and students, the Pocketful series are priced under ten dollars for one volume, with substantial discounts on packages of two, three, or four books.
  • Slim Volumes Mean Many Options. With two volumes of poetry, two of plays, three of the short story (including contemporary short fiction), and two of the essay (rhetorically and thematically arranged), the Pocketfuls can be used in any number of combinations for courses covering one, two, three, or even four genres.
  • Only the Essential Selections. Since each book includes only the essentials of the most familiar and most taught favorites, students needn't pay for as many selections they won't be using in class. Fewer selections per book mean slimmer books that students will be more likely to buy, read, and bring to class for discussion.
  • Quick and Easy Guide (40-60 Questions) for Critical Reading. Located conveniently for easy access, Professor Madden's questions in each volume center students' study of the texts in the book, and also serve as a useful guide for reading any work, in or outside of class.
  • Annotated Texts. Most volumes in the Pocketful series include an annotated text that serves as an example of careful close reading.
  • Text is designed to encourage note-taking, and close-reading. Easy to read typeface, and wide margins allow students to follow the encouragement of the sample annotated text, and mark up the volume for themselves as they read.
1. "Trifles," by Susan Glaspell.
2. "Oedipus the King," by Sophocles.
3. "Hamlet," by William Shakespeare.
4. "A Doll's House," by Henrik Ibsen.
5. "The Glass Menagerie," by Tennessee Williams.
6. "A Raisin in the Sun," by Lorraine Hansberry.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Cengage Advantage Books: A Pocketful of Plays: Vintage Drama, Volume I, Revised Edition

ISBN: 9781413015577
As with the first Vintage anthology in the Pocketful series, this selection of some of the most commonly taught plays is aimed at satisfying the need for a concise, quality collection that students will find inexpensive sand that instructors will enjoy teaching. The reception of this series has supported the original assumption that students and teachers would welcome an innovative alternative to huge anthologies, which are rarely used in their entirety, tend to be too bulky to carry and to handle in class. A POCKETFUL OF PLAYS: VINTAGE DRAMA contains six plays that research reveals to be currently among the most commonly studied in class around the country. The plays include source materials to encourage further discussion and analysis, Among these enhancement are author's comments, biographical and critical commentaries, and reviews of actual productions.

Cengage Advantage Books: Pocketful of Plays: Vintage Drama, Volume II

ISBN: 9781413011333
A new addition to David Madden's POCKETFUL series (including titles in fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay), this chronologically arranged anthology contains a number of classic longer plays as well as four one-act plays, included to create a mini one-act anthology, spanning a range of time. Because one-acts plays are shorter, they are easier to teach in a shorter time period, making this a real benefit for this anthology. Rather than annotations, the author has included a question set specific to one-act plays to be used as guidance throughout reading. The plays will be accompanied by critical source material that will help students understand the playwright and/or play. This source material will include the playwright's notes and/or a review of a specific production of the play. Priced to be affordably packaged with two or even three other volumes, each book in the POCKETFUL series can also be used separately.

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