The Context of Ancient Drama

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An easy-to-use guide to the nature and stagecraft of ancient plays.
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An easy-to-use guide to the nature and stagecraft of ancient plays.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472082759
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,222,893
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Explanatory Note
I Kinds of Evidence: Their Nature and Reliability 1
IA The Texts 1
IAi The Dissemination of Athenian Drama and the Survival of the Texts to Hellenistic Times 1
IAii Legacy of Ancient Scholarship 18
IB Inscriptions 39
IC Artifacts 53
ID Theater Buildings 79
II Origins of Greek Drama 89
III Organization 103
IIIA Classical Athens 103
IIIAi Festivals 103
IIIAii Regulation 139
IIIB The Greek World from Hellenistic to Imperial Times 186
IIIC The Roman World 207
IV Actors and Audience 221
IVA Actors and Acting 221
IVAi Actors in the Classical Period 221
IVAii The Artists of Dionysus 239
IVAiii Classical and Hellenistic Acting 256
IVAiv Republican and Imperial Actors and Acting 275
IVB The Audience 286
IVBi The Athenian Audience in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C. 286
IVBii Roman Audience and Society 306
IVBiii Emperors and Theater 318
IVC Music 331
IVD The Chorus 349
V Mime and Pantomime 369
Appendices 391
Appendix A: Pollux, Onomasticon 4.99-154 393
Appendix B: Chronological Tables 403
Bibliographical Notes 407
Glossary/Index 425
Plates 437
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