Drama for Students

  • Series Name: Drama for Students Series
  • Volume 36
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  • ISBN-10: 1410365468
  • ISBN-13: 9781410365460
  • DDC: 809.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Each volume of Drama for Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 12 works from various cultures and time periods. Each play covered in this new resource was specially chosen by an advisory panel of teachers and librarians -- experts who have helped us define the information needs of students and ensure the age-appropriateness of this reference's content.

Each volume (beginning with volume 27) will include two "Literature to Film" entries. Entries profiling film versions of plays not only diversify the study of drama but support alternate learning styles, media literacy, and film studies curricula as well.

See Table of Contents for a list of works included in this volume. Please note that the entire For Students series is available in ebook format.

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Drama for Students Series

Each volume of Drama For Students features coverage of 14 to 15 plays most frequently studied in literature classes. Each detailed entry includes an introduction that provides an overview of the play, a brief biography of the playwright, a plot summary, a discussion of the play's principal themes, understandable essays on the play's construction, excerpted critical commentary, and much more. You may also be interested in For Students Online - the complete For Students Collection in eBook format. While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Features and Benefits

  • Student friendly: Homework help format, w/ criticism at H.S. students’ interest and reading levels.
  • Librarian friendly: Lower price than more scholarly criticism volumes (e.g., Contemporary Literary Criticism).
  • Reader friendly: For patrons interested in more info on the classics or bestsellers they’re reading.
  • Curriculum Connection: Supports standards on study of literature by genre or in historical context and provides read-a-likes for common core activities.
  • Assignment based: For Students designed to match real English projects and the format facilitates compare and contrast, inquiry based activities.
  • Title lists correlate well with textbooks, anthologies.

What's New

  • The internal design of the pages—starting with DFS 36—has been refreshed and modernized (ex. new art on drop pages and sidebars, some format changes), but still keeps the look and feel of the For Students series.
  • The covers—starting with DFS 36—have been refreshed and modernized as well, without losing the current For Students look and feel.
  • In addition, the sidebar line-up has been updated for the entries. Beginning with DFS 36, they are as follows: Media Adaptations (existing); Compare & Contrast (existing); Primary Sources & Other Links (new!); Critical Thinking Questions (new!); Activities for the Classroom (new!); and What Do I Read Next? (existing).

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 141036545X | ISBN-13: 9781410365453

Table of Contents

Agnes of God, by John Pielmeier.
Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Fences (lit-to-film).
Harriet Jacobs: A Play, by Lydia R. Diamond.
Into the Woods (lit-to-film).
Isn’t It Romantic, by Wendy Wasserstein.
Language of Angels, by Naomi Iizuka.
Loa to Divine Narcissus, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
Man Equals Man, by Bertolt Brecht.
The Peony Pavilion, by Tang Xianzu.
The Second-Story Man, by Upton Sinclair.
Sweat, by Lynn Nottage.