No Laughing Matter: Studies in Athenian Comedy [NOOK Book]

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No Laughing Matter is a wide-ranging collection of new studies of the comic theatre of Athens, from its origins until the 340s BCE. Fifteen international scholars employ an array of approaches and methodologies that will appeal to Classics and Theatre scholars while still remaining accessible to students. By including discussions of fragmentary authors alongside Aristophanes, the collection provides a broad understanding of the richness of Athenian comedy. The collection showcases the best of the new scholarship ...
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No Laughing Matter: Studies in Athenian Comedy

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Overview

No Laughing Matter is a wide-ranging collection of new studies of the comic theatre of Athens, from its origins until the 340s BCE. Fifteen international scholars employ an array of approaches and methodologies that will appeal to Classics and Theatre scholars while still remaining accessible to students. By including discussions of fragmentary authors alongside Aristophanes, the collection provides a broad understanding of the richness of Athenian comedy. The collection showcases the best of the new scholarship on Old and Middle Comedy, using the most up-to-date texts and tools.

No Laughing Matter has been prepared in tribute to Professor Ian Storey of Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario), whose work on Athenian comedy will continue to shape scholarship for many years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472503046
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 3/14/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

C.W. Marshall is Associate Professor of Greek and Roman Theatre at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and author of The Stagecraft and Performance of Roman Comedy (2006, Choice outstanding academic title 2007).

George Kovacs is Assistant Professor of Ancient History and Classics at Trent University, Canada. He and C.W. Marshall co-edited the volume Classics and Comics (2011).

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Table of Contents

Introduction - George Kovacs and C.W. Marshall
Part I: Comedy and Athens
'From the Wagons', 'Parade Abuse' and the Ritual Context of Old Comic Invective - Eric Csapo (University of Sydney)
Was Crates Criticizing Philosophy? The Case of the Thêria - David Konstan (Brown University)
Will the Real Socrates Please Stand Up? - Hallie Rebecca Marshall (University of British Columbia)
From Paracomedy to Metacomedy: Storey versus Sidwell on the Interaction between Aristophanes and Eupolis - - Keith Sidwell (University College, Cork/University of Calgary)
Father-beaters and Avian Justice in Aristophanes' Birds - Judith Fletcher (Wilfred Laurier University)
Politics and the City in Aristophanes' Lysistrata - S. Douglas Olson (University of Minnesota)
Playing on Remorse: Arginousai, Theramenes and Aristophanes' Frogs - Arlene Allan (University of Otago)
Part II: Comedy and Tragedy
Pursuing Nemesis: Cratinus and Mythological Comedy - Jeff Henderson (Boston University)
The Paratragic Muse: Aristophanes and Genre - Greg Dobrov (Loyola University of Chicago)
The Eleusinian Mysteries and the Public Status of Comedy in Aristophanes' Frogs - Donald Sells (University of Toronto)
Notes on Aristophanes' Frogs - Alan Sommerstein (University of Nottingham)
The Slave's Tale: Cario's Narrative in Aristophanes' Wealth - Robert Tordoff (York University)
Axionicus, The Euripides Fan - Elizabeth Scharffenberger (Columbia University)
Timocles fr. 6 and the Consolations of Tragedy - Ralph M. Rosen (University of Pennsylvania)
Index
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