Sixteen Famous American Plays
. New York: Garden City Publishing, 1941.
The wonderful thing about this collection of plays is, they are all appropriate for classroom use. In addition these plays are now all considered to be classics. The play
is found in this anthology.
Gundlach, Julie Kettle.
My Mother before Me
. Secaucus, N.J.: Lyle Stuart, 1986.
Who was my mother before she had me? What kind of person was she? These are questions Ms. Gundlach never got to ask her mother. She died before Ms. Gundlach got the chance. This book is a tribute to her mother. It tells the story of generations of mothers and daughters. This collection of first hand accounts by daughters of their mothers is more than sentimental remembrances. It positively connects one generation to the next. I plan to use excerpts from this book in my class next year. It provides excellent background material for this unit.
Seto, Judith Roberts.
The Young Actors Workbook
. New York: Grove Press, 1984.
A must for the serious young actor. This book not only contains scenes which are suitable for younger actors, it provides a step by step account of how to build each character.
Vena, Gary, Ph.D.
How To Read And Write About Drama.
New York: Prentice Hall, 1988.
An easy to read textbook for the serious student of drama who wants an overview of all the important elements of theater. This book includes chapters on stage history, the patterns and dynamics of stage characters, and dramatic structures.