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The Oxford dictionary of plays

Author: Michael Patterson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Contains information on 1000 plays and each entry includes details of title, author, date of composition, date of first performance, genre, setting, and the composition of the cast, as well as synopsis of the plot and a brief commentary.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Patterson
ISBN: 0198604173 9780198604174
OCLC Number: 56733152
Description: xxxv, 523 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Family tree of main characters in Shakespeare's history plays. --
Plays selected for entry, ordered according to country of origin and period. --
The Oxford dictionary of plays. --
Index of characters. --
Index of playwrights. Categories selected for entry: Ancient Greece --
Ancient Rome --
Oriental classics --
Medieval --
Italian Renaissance --
England and Scotland 1490-1642 --Spanish golden age --
French classical theatre --
Restoration --
Eighteenth century: Britain and Ireland --
Continental Europe --
Romantic period --
Realist drama, comedies, and melodramas: Britain (incl. Irish-born authors writing for the English stage) 1825-1920 --
Continental Europe --
Symbolism, expressionism and non-realistic drama 1880-1920 --
America to 1944 --
Canada and the Caribbean --
Australia and New Zealand --
Africa, India, and Japan --
Ireland post-1880 --
Britain 1910-1956 --
Continental Europe post-1920: France and Belgium --
Italy, Spain and Latin America --
German-language and Scandinavia --
Eastern Europe and Israel --
USA post-1944 --
Britain post-1956.
Responsibility: Michael Patterson.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays provides accessible, authoritative, handy, and illuminating information on 1000 of the best-known, most popular, and most important plays of world theatre. Each entry  Read more...
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This dictionary is a useful and efficient reference book for professionals and amateurs alike. * What's on in London * The work's strength is in Patterson's superb synopses. The volume is superbly Read more...

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