By Nishan Parlakian, S. Peter Cowe
On hand in English for the 1st time, glossy Armenian Drama offers seven vintage works from the Armenian degree. Spanning over a century (1871--1992), the performs discover such diversified issues technological know-how and faith, socioeconomic injustice, women's emancipation, and political reform throughout the medium of all of the significant eu dramatic genres. Nishan Parlakian and S. Peter Cowe offer a accomplished advent to the heritage of Armenian drama, giving a beneficial evaluate of its value and improvement in Armenia, in addition to a quick biography for every playwright. A preface to every play is helping in putting the paintings in the context of ancient and cultural problems with the time.Like the performs of Ibsen and O'Neill, the performs awarded during this anthology are thought of sleek classics. they've got an everlasting caliber and entice audiences who see them this day. The editors have gathered translations of the simplest examples of Armenian theater from its renaissance within the mid-nineteenth century to the current.