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Offering a carefully chosen selection of plays from the ancient Greeks to the present--including many new contemporary prize-winners--The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach and the features students need at a compact size. Twenty-eight chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students' contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking.
The most successful reader of its kind,A World of Ideas introduces first-year writing students to the thinkers and writers whose ideas have shaped civilization: for example, Niccolò Machiavelli on government, Elizabeth Cady Stanton on justice, and Sigmund Freud on the mind. Because students perceive these writers as important, they take the writing course seriously: they learn to read more attentively, think more critically, and write more effectively. No other composition reader offers a comparable collection of important readings along with the supportive apparatus students need to understand, analyze, and respond to them.
The first and bestselling reader of its kind, A World of Ideas introduces students to great thinkers whose ideas have shaped civilizations throughout history. When students hear names like Aristotle, Martin Luther King, Jr., or Sigmund Freud, they recognize the author as important -- and they rise to the challenge of engaging with the text and evaluating it critically. No other composition reader offers a comparable collection of essential readings along with the supportive apparatus students need to understand, analyze, and respond to them.