Companion Text for College Writing 11.3x

About the Book

Reading plays evokes a wide array of reactions, from fear to excitement and joy. Without the guiding hand of a director or the specific interpretation of actors, however, reading a theatrical play instead of viewing a performance offers its own set of challenges.

The plays included in this text—A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand—introduce readers to the theatrical play in an accessible, insightful, and entertaining way.

An introduction and historical notes for each play help readers both understand and enjoy the material. Discussion questions follow each play to prompt critical thinking about the plot, characters, setting, themes, and other essential aspects of these works.

Although this book is a companion text for the free course College Writing 11.3x, AP® English Literature and Composition: Plays offered through UC Berkeley, it is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about some monumental theatrical plays.

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The Details

Published: February 4, 2018
Publisher: Wayzgoose Press
Formats: EbookPaperback