Drama anthology from 1960s w/Antigone, King Lear
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This was an anthology of plays used as high school or college text, published in mid-1960s or earlier. I'm sure it contained Sophocles' Antigone and Shakespeare's King Lear, probably also Sheridan's School for Scandal. My copy was trade paperback, and I believe the cover was dark blue. Need title and, if possible, contents.
I have this anthology in my library and you can check out the cover here: http://www.librarything.com/work/83036/book/57995733 (the touchstone doesn't work for this book)
Eight Great Tragedies, first printing April, 1957, seventh printing May 1963. A Mentor Book published by The New American Library. Edited by Sylvan Barnet, Morton Berman, William Burto.
Part One: The Essays include Aeshcylus (Prometheus Bound), Sophocles (Oedipus the King), Euripides (Hippolytus), Ibsen (Ghosts) and Shakespeare (King Lear) to name a few. Part Two: The Essays include Aristotle (From The Poetics), Hume (Of Tragedy), Emerson (The Tragic) and Tillyard (From Shakespeare's Problem Plays) to name a few more.
But..... I see in Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections: An Author and Title Index to Plays Appearing in Collections Published Since 1900 anthologies published by:
Macmillan in 1963 by Lynn Altenbernd titled Introduction to Literature: Plays includes both Sophocles' Antigone and Sheridan's School for Scandal. It does not include Shakespeare.
A later publication from Harper and Row in 1968 by Blaze Odell Bonazza titled Studies in Drama 2nd Edition, has everything you mention.
Thanks, but I'm sure this wasn't it. The one I read had only plays, no essays, and definitely had Antigone and not Oedipus Rex.
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