Greek Tragic Theatre

Greek Tragic Theatre

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by Rush Rehm
     
 
Emphasizing the political nature of Greek tragedy in its rootsense--a theatre of, by and for the polis (city)-- the Rush Rehm characterizes fifth-century Athens as a performance culture. In treating the various social, religious, and practical aspects of tragic

production, he shows how these elements promoted a vision of the theater as intregral to the life of

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Emphasizing the political nature of Greek tragedy in its rootsense--a theatre of, by and for the polis (city)-- the Rush Rehm characterizes fifth-century Athens as a performance culture. In treating the various social, religious, and practical aspects of tragic

production, he shows how these elements promoted a vision of the theater as intregral to the life of the city/Ma theatre in short whose focus was its audience.

Greek Tragic Theatre combines the latest scholarship with an appreciation that Greek tragedies were made in and for the theatre. Having worked in the professional theatre as a director and actor, as well as a translator of Greek tragedy and as a classicist, Rehm brings a

combination of approaches to bear on our oldest theatrical traditions.

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Rehm (acting and drama, Stanford U.) analyzes the Greek plays as they were realized in performance, shedding new light on the old texts for the benefit of actors and directors. He emphasizes the political nature of Greek tragedy, and describes fifth-century Athens as a performance culture, in which the theater was only one of many public forums for dealing with important issues. His examination of four exemplary plays bypasses the critical traditions, and illustrates how each unfolds on stage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415048316
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Theatre Production Studies Series
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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