Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre

by Stewart Ross
     
 

This book transports young readers into the past to understand the importance of ancient Greek culture today. Using everyday, modern language to describe what it was like to live in ancient Greece, it makes ancient history fascinating and easy to understand. Colorful illustrations of archaeological sites and museum artifacts enhance the text and motivate children to…  See more details below

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This book transports young readers into the past to understand the importance of ancient Greek culture today. Using everyday, modern language to describe what it was like to live in ancient Greece, it makes ancient history fascinating and easy to understand. Colorful illustrations of archaeological sites and museum artifacts enhance the text and motivate children to learn.

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Gr 4-7-This colorful, attractively designed introduction to the history and development of the Greek theater opens with scenes of the activity and excitement that precede a hypothetical performance of Oedipus the King during the festival known as City Dionysia. They are followed by four-to-eight page chapters on the early history of Greek drama, minor festivals, theater design, actors and choruses, brief biographical sketches on a few playwrights, and the continuing influence of Greek theater. The informative text is choppy at times and one page actually ends with a partial sentence. Numerous reproductions and good-quality, color photographs of ancient sites and artifacts depicting scenes of plays add visual appeal. Colorful boxed quotes from classical plays appear throughout. Don Nardo's Greek and Roman Theatre (Lucent, 1995) is for older students.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872265974
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/1999
Series:
Ancient Greece Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
8 - 18 Years

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