Ritual And Performativity

Ritual And Performativity

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by Anton Bierl
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674023730

ISBN-13: 9780674023734

Pub. Date: 01/12/2009

Publisher: Harvard University Press


In this groundbreaking study, Anton Bierl uses recent approaches in literary and cultural studies to investigate the chorus of Old Comedy. After an extensive theoretical introduction that also serves as a general introduction to the dramatic chorus from the comic vantage point, a close reading of Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae shows that ritual is indeed

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In this groundbreaking study, Anton Bierl uses recent approaches in literary and cultural studies to investigate the chorus of Old Comedy. After an extensive theoretical introduction that also serves as a general introduction to the dramatic chorus from the comic vantage point, a close reading of Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae shows that ritual is indeed present in both the micro- and macrostructure of Attic comedy, not as a fossilized remnant of the origins of the genre but as part of a still existing performative choral culture. The chorus members do play a role within the dramatic plot, but they simultaneously refer to their own performance in the here and now and to their function as participants in a ritual. Bierl's investigation also includes an unparalleled treatment of the phallic songs preserved by Semos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674023734
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/12/2009
Series:
Hellenic Studies Series, #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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