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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

Michael Patterson

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198604174
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727733 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780198604174.001.0001
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‘an astonishing work of scholarly reference that fills a conspicuous gap in the theatrical market ’, Michael Billington

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays provides essential information on the 1,000 best-known, best-loved, and most important plays in world theatre. Each entry includes details of the title, author, date of writing, date of first performance, genre, setting, and composition of cast; there is also a summary of the play's plot, and a brief commentary. Around 80 major plays are treated in detail, for example The Oresteia and Waiting for Godot. Genres covered include: burlesque, comedy, farce, historical drama, kabuki, masque, melodrama, morality play, mystery play, No, romantic comedy, tragicomedy, satire, and tragedy.

Book.  1526 pages.  304349 words.  Illustrated.

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