Greek Tragedy in Action / Edition 2

Greek Tragedy in Action / Edition 2

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by Oliver Taplin, Taplin Oliver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041530251X

ISBN-13: 9780415302517

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances.
Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. The details of theatrical techniques and

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Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances.
Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. The details of theatrical techniques and stage directions, used by playwrights to highlight key moments, are drawn out and related to the meaning of each play as a whole. With extensive translated quotations, the essential unity of action and speech in Greek tragedy is demonstrated.
Now firmly established as a classic text, Greek Tragedy in Action is even more relevant today, when performances of Greek tragedies and plays inspired by them have had such an extraordinary revival around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415302517
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1210L (what's this?)

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Greek Tragedy in Action 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!