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Daniel S. Burt

He is the author of several books, including The Literary 100, The Novel 100, The Chronology of American Literature, and The Biography Book. His latest books are The Drama 100 and a revision of the The Literary 100. He is also at work on a critical study of modern Irish literature.

The Drama 100

Which plays are truly great, and why? Compiled in consultation with literary scholars, this fascinating reference profiles 100 of the greatest plays drawn from all cultures and periods of literature.
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Pages: 692
ISBN: 0816060746

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Which plays are truly great, and why? Compiled in consultation with literary scholars, this fascinating reference profiles 100 of the greatest plays drawn from all cultures and periods of literature. The Drama 100 is sure to engage students and theatergoers in a spirited discussion of literary values. Each entry provides a plot summary and assessment, with an emphasis on details about the play’s creation, critical reception, and contribution to literary and theatrical history. Additional features include a chronology, a list of honorable mentions ("A Second Hundred"), and an index.

Among the works selected are:
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine
Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos
August Wilson’s Fences
Tang Xianzu’s The Peony Pavilion
And many more.

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