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Author Patterson, Michael.

Title The Oxford dictionary of plays / Michael Patterson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 523 pages)
Contents 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
Family tree if 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Drama -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Encyclopedie├źn (vorm)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191727733 (electronic book)
9780191727733 (electronic book)