The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre

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by Marianne McDonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521834562

ISBN-13: 9780521834568

Pub. Date: 01/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This Companion offers a wide-ranging picture of the performance conditions and background of theatre in the classical world from Homer to the end of the Roman Empire. The essays by prominent practitioners and historians investigate the broad socio-cultural framework that underpinned classical theatre and the various entertainment forms, and the book includes a helpful…  See more details below

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This Companion offers a wide-ranging picture of the performance conditions and background of theatre in the classical world from Homer to the end of the Roman Empire. The essays by prominent practitioners and historians investigate the broad socio-cultural framework that underpinned classical theatre and the various entertainment forms, and the book includes a helpful glossary of theatrical terms and a listing of playwrights and plays. The contributors address the needs of students of drama and classics, as well as anyone with an interest in the theatre's history and practice who wants to know more about all aspects of performance in the ancient world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521834568
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     ix
Notes on contributors     xii
A note on transliteration     xvi
Introduction   Marianne McDonald   J. Michael Walton     1
Text in Context
'Telling the tale': a performing tradition from Homer to pantomime   Mark Griffith     13
Ancient theatre and performance culture   Richard P. Martin     36
Religion and drama   Fritz Graf     55
The socio-political dimension of ancient tragedy   Jon Hesk     72
Aristotle's Poetics and ancient dramatic theory   David Wiles     92
Politics and Aristophanes: watchword 'Caution!'   Gonda van Steen     108
Comedy and society from Menander to Terence   Sander Goldberg     124
Lost theatre and performance traditions in Greece and Italy   Hugh Denard     139
The Nature of Performance
Art and theatre in the ancient world   Richard Green     163
Festivals and audiences in Athens and Rome   Rush Rehm     184
Playing places: the temporary and the permanent   Richard Beacham     202
Chorus and dance in the ancient world   Yana Zarifi     227
Masks in Greek and Roman theatre   Gregory McCart     247
A material world: costume, properties and scenic effects   Graham Ley     268
Commodity: asking the wrong questions   J. Michael Walton     286
The dramatic legacy of myth: Oedipus in opera, radio, television and film   Marianne McDonald     303
Playwrights and plays     327
Glossary of Greek and Latin words and terms     331
Select bibliography     341
Index     354

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