Actors in the Audience: Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian

Actors in the Audience: Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian

by Shadi Bartsch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674003578

ISBN-13: 9780674003576

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press

This is a book about language, theatricality, and empire--about how the Roman emperor dramatized his rule and how his subordinates in turn staged their response. Informed by theories of dramaturgy, sociology, new historicism, and cultural criticism, this close reading of literary and historical texts gives us a new perspective on the politics of the Roman empire--and

Overview

This is a book about language, theatricality, and empire--about how the Roman emperor dramatized his rule and how his subordinates in turn staged their response. Informed by theories of dramaturgy, sociology, new historicism, and cultural criticism, this close reading of literary and historical texts gives us a new perspective on the politics of the Roman empire--and on the languages and representation of power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674003576
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Revealing Antiquity Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.33(d)

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