This “Best Of” volume of Drama for Students is comprised of brand new entries on plays that have been previously covered in this series. The entries include plays considered to be part of the literary canon and “most studied” as well as more contemporary and popular works. These entries are completely rewritten and updated, providing a new voice and containing all new criticism and images. “Best Of” volumes continue to feature a diverse mix of author nationality, ethnicity, and gender along with the time period in which the works were written or set.
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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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.