Drama

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  1. Book ImageOresteia

    Aeschylus, Joshua Billings, Oliver Taplin

    “This vivid and accessible translation captures the drama of Aeschylus’ poetry and the excitement of the action in performance.” —VICTORIA WOHL, University of Toronto

    “This critical edition provides a lavish and fulsome picture of ancient Greek tragedy’s most significant surviving document.” —JOHANNA HANINK, Brown University

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  2. Book ImagePoetics

    David Gorman, Michelle Zerba, Aristotle, Et Al.

    This Norton Critical Edition of the world’s first major work of literary criticism is based on James Hutton’s translation, long acclaimed for its accuracy and clarity. The text and accompanying explanatory and glossarial notes represent the work of the accomplished Hellenists James Hutton and Michelle Zerba.More

  3. Book ImageEnglish Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology

    David Bevington, Lars Engle, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Et Al.

    The most extensive new collection in this field published in more than three decades, English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology surveys the astonishing, and astonishingly varied, dramatic works written and performed in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.More

  4. Book ImageHamlet: Screenplay, Introduction and Film Diary

    Kenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson, Et Al.

    The tie-in book to the latest Shakespearean film by Kenneth Branagh, whose Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing were huge critical and popular successes.More

  5. Book ImageGeorg Büchner: The Major Works

    Georg Büchner, Henry Schmidt, Matthew Wilson Smith

    Few writers have transformed literature and theater so dramatically. Based on Henry J. Schmidt’s translations of The Hessian Messenger, Danton’s Death, Lenz, Leonce and Lena, and Woyzeck.More

  6. Book ImageEight Modern Plays

    Anthony Caputi

    This Norton Critical Edition presents some of the most important voices in modern drama and, through the inclusion of supporting materials, places each play in its proper intellectual, artistic, and historical context.More

  7. Book ImageAnton Chekhov's Selected Plays

    Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick

    Anton Chekhov revolutionized Russian theater through his inimitable portrayals of characters faced with complex moral dilemmas.More

  8. Book ImageShakespeare and Film: A Norton Guide

    Samuel Crowl

    A lively, concise introduction to film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays from the silent era to the present, Shakespeare and Film pays particular attention to the most influential directors' cinematic portrayals of the plays, offering insightful close readings of the elements of film—camera work, editing, music, acting, montage, among others—that students can use as models for their own writing and analysis.More

  9. Book ImageMedea

    Euripides, Sheila Murnaghan

    “A terrific new translation—Murnaghan’s Medea is both terrifying and sympathetic, an emotionally complex portrayal that leaves the reader no simple answers.” —Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College

    “This NCE will appeal to a wide range of teachers who are in search of an authoritative text of a play that is both highly provocative and in need of interpretive support.” —Michelle Zerba, Louisiana State University
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  10. Book ImageThe Golden Age of Spanish Drama

    Barbara Fuchs, G.J. Racz

    “The comedia was the vibrant center of Spain’s Golden Age and this skillfully curated collection provides the reader with a superior introduction to its range and complexity. Gregary Racz’s delightful translations are complemented by Barbara Fuchs’ deep knowledge of the period to produce an essential primer for all students of early modern theater.” —ANNA MORE, University of Brasília

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  11. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Drama

    J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner, Jr., Martin Puchner

    Third Edition / Volume(s): Two-Volume Set

    Comprehensive and up-to-date, now with more instructor resources.More

  12. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Drama

    J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner, Jr., Martin Puchner

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 1

    Comprehensive and up-to-date, now with more instructor resourcesMore

  13. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Drama

    J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner, Jr., Martin Puchner

    Shorter Third Edition

    Comprehensive and up-to-date, now with more instructor resources.More

  14. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Drama

    J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner, Jr., Martin Puchner

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 2

    Comprehensive and up-to-date, now with more instructor resources.More

  15. Book ImageFaust

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Walter Arndt, Cyrus Hamlin

    Second Edition

    Walter Arndt’s translation of Faust reproduces the sense of the German original and Goethe’s enormously varied metrics and rhyme schemes.More

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