Too often educators and students alike content themselves with the more convenient aspects of reading drama: analysis of thought, dissection of structure and plot, information about a playwright's life and times, discussion of characterization, performance of segments of a play. Language—sometimes soaring, sometimes vulgar, poignant, distressing, philosophical, or witty—gets short shrift in this type of drama study.
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