Actors And Icons Of The Ancient Theater

Author: Eric Csapo
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444318043
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Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater examines actors andtheir popular reception from the origins of theater in ClassicalGreece to the Roman Empire Presents a highly original viewpoint into several new andcontested fields of study Offers the first systematic survey of evidence for the spreadof theater outside Athens and the impact of the expansion oftheater upon actors and dramatic literature Addresses a study of the privatization of theater and revealshow it was driven by political interests Challenges preconceived notions about theater history

A Social And Economic History Of The Theatre To 300 Bc Volume 2 Theatre Beyond Athens Documents With Translation And Commentary

Author: Eric Csapo
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108635318
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This is the second volume of A Social and Economic History of the Theatre to 300 BC and focuses exclusively on theatre culture in Attica (Rural Dionysia) and the rest of the Greek world. It presents and discusses in detail all the documentary and material evidence for theatre culture and dramatic production from the first two centuries of theatre history, namely the period c.500 to c.300 BC. The traditional assumption is laid to rest that theatre was an exclusively or primarily Athenian institution, with the inclusion of all sources of information for theatrical performances in twenty-two deme sites and over one hundred and twenty independent Greek (and some non-Greek) cities. All texts are translated and made accessible to non-specialists and specialists alike. The volume will be a fundamental work of reference for all classicists and theatre historians interested in ancient theatre and its wider historical contexts.

A Companion To Euripides

Author: Laura K. McClure
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119257506
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A Companion to Euripides is an up-to-date, centralized assessment of Euripides and his work, drawing from the most recently published texts, commentaries, and scholarship, and offering detailed discussions and provocative interpretations of his extant plays and fragments. The most contemporary scholarship on Euripides and his oeuvre, featuring the latest texts and commentaries Leading scholars in the field discuss all of Euripides’ plays and their afterlife with breadth and depth A dedicated section focuses on the reception of Euripidean drama since the Hellenistic Original and provocative interpretations of Euripides and his plays forge important paths of in future scholarship

Helios

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A Vehicle For Performance

Author: Margaret Dickin
Editor: University Press of Amer
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"Just as naturally happens with actors in tragedies where he who wears the mask of a messenger or servant gains glory and takes the lead while he who bears the crown and sceptre is not listened to when he speaks..."-Plutarch This book investigates the transformation of the Tragic Messenger, traditionally a minor supporting character in Greek drama who brought news from off stage, into one of the leading acting roles in ancient drama. It examines the features of Messenger speeches which made them attractive acting roles, reviews the Tragic Messenger in vase paintings, and analyzes the distribution of acting roles in the extant fifth-century tragedies. The technique of masked actors playing multiple roles in the same drama permitted 'metatheatrical' linkages between these acting roles. When these linkages involved Euripides' very vivid Messenger speeches, they allowed the Tragic Messenger to become an indispensable and stereotypical part of the drama. This was not only important in the development of the tragic genre itself, but may also have led to the stock role of the Running Slave in comedy.

Greek And Roman Actors

Author: Pat Easterling
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521651400
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Collection of essays exploring all aspects of the actor in the Greek and Roman worlds.

New Perspectives On Postclassical Comedy

Author: Antonis K. Petrides
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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PIERIDES II, Series Editors: Philip Hardie and Stratis Kyriakidis The re-emergence of Menander from the landfills of Egypt in the late-19th century and the subsequent discovery of the Bodmer Codex in the 1950s caused a sensation among scholars. After a period in which the primary editing and reconstruction of the substantially preserved plays and fragments was the main line of criticism, scholars were finally in a position to take a deep breath and look at Menander and New Comedy, both Greek and Roman, in wider contexts of interpretation and with fresh perspectives drawn from innovative work both in Classical and more modern studies. This book aims to showcase these new approaches to postclassical comedy. The individual contributions, six in total, approach New Comedy as theatrical performance, but also as a dynamic player in the socio-political discourses of the polis culture that gave birth to it. The chapters highlight continuities as well as discontinuities with the cultural and literary past of Athens and the Greek world, but mostly emphasise the progressiveness of New Comedy as a genre and its importance for the nascent culture of Hellenism and Rome thereafter. Blumeâ (TM)s introductory chapter tells the story of Menanderâ (TM)s re-emergence from the tenebrae in full detail. The other five chapters are dual in nature: expositional of a method, but also practical examples of it. They are arranged in a fashion which underlines the major theoretical underpinnings of New Comedy studies, as they are being developed in the present: Cultural Studies (David Konstan and Susan Lape), Intertextuality and Performance (Antonis K. Petrides and Rosanna Omitowoju), and Reception in Rome (Sophia Papaioannou).

The Theatrical Cast Of Athens

Author: Edith Hall
Editor: Oxford University Press
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An examination of ancient Greek drama, and its relationship to the society in which it was produced. By focusing on the ways in which the plays treat gender, ethnicity, and class, and on their theatrical conventions, Edith Hall offers an extended study of the Greek theatrical masterpieces within their original social context.

Directing For Theater

Author: Edgardo Bengson De la Cruz
Editor: University of the Phillipines Press
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"This book is as close as one gets to an attempt to define that elusive gift and talent for directing theater. Directing for Theater is a record of one director's personal odyssey into the rarely charted waters of the directing art. As stated in the foreword, it is "a reflection of the wisdom that Edgardo Bengson de la Cruz has developed over many decades as a teacher of voice, movement, acting, and directing.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Choice

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Sophocles

Author: Hanna M. Roisman
Editor: Bristol Classical Press
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Sophocles' Philoctetes is an extraordinarily timely and timeless play. After having cynically abandoned the hero Philoctetes on a deserted island some ten years earlier, the wily Odysseus strives to lure him to join the Greek forces in their war against Troy. The play dramatizes the suffering and rage of Philoctetes and the moral and emotional development of Odysseus' assistant, the young Neoptolemus. This is an introduction to the play for students and lay readers. The well focused chapters on Greek theatre and performance, the mythical background, and the literary, intellectual, and political context illuminate the issues with which the play grapples. Its persuasive analyses of the characters and plot shed light on the play's complexities and ambiguities, making Sophocles' great play more accessible, enjoyable, and meaningful to modern readers.

Encyclopedia Of African American Culture And History

Author: Colin A. Palmer
Editor: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: 9780028658186
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Contains primary source material.

Theatre

Author: Robert Cohen
Editor: WCB/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9781559341431
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This brief version of Cohen's best-selling text uses equal measures of appreciation of theatrical arts and descriptions of the collaborative theatrical crafts to introduce students to the performance of drama. The author's enthusiasm for and knowledge of the current theatre, highlighted by contemporary production shots from around the world, put the students in the front row.

Norris Mcwhirter S Book Of Millennium Records

Author: Norris McWhirter
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ISBN: 9781856136860
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Dramaturgy In American Theater

Author: Susan Jonas
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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This comprehensive work is truly the first textbook in the field of dramaturgy. Most of the material-much of it by leaders in all areas of the theater-was commissioned for this collection, rather than being reprinted. Its currency and importance cannot be overestimated. A review of the history of dramaturgy as a profession, together with its European antecedents, gives students a sense of historical context. Selections from respected and recognized names in theater provoke student interest and communicate the benefits of those experts' experiences.

Pageantry And Spectacle In Shakespeare

Author: Minoru Fujita
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Theatre Record

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