A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater: Revised by Graham Ley PDF

By Graham Ley

ISBN-10: 0226477614

ISBN-13: 9780226477619

ISBN-10: 0226477622

ISBN-13: 9780226477626

Contemporary productions on degree and movie, and the advance of theater experiences, proceed to attract new audiences to historical Greek drama. With observations on all facets of functionality, this quantity fills their desire for a transparent, concise account of what's recognized concerning the unique stipulations of such productions within the age of Pericles. 

Reexamining the surviving performs of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, Graham Ley right here discusses appearing process, surroundings, the ability and variety of the refrain, using theatrical area, and parody of their performs. as well as photographs of scenes from Greek vases that record theatrical functionality, this new version contains notes on old mime and puppetry and the way to learn Greek playtexts as scripts, in addition to an up-to-date bibliography. a great spouse to The entire Greek Tragedies, additionally released via the collage of Chicago Press, Ley’s paintings is a concise and informative creation to 1 of the nice sessions of worldwide drama.

"Anyone confronted with Athenian tragedy or comedy for the 1st time, in or out of the school room, may do good to begin with A brief creation to historical Greek Theater."—Didaskalia

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