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

By Graham Ley

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

Reexamining the surviving performs of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, Graham Ley the following discusses performing process, surroundings, the facility and diversity of the refrain, using theatrical house, and parody of their performs. as well as photographs of scenes from Greek vases that rfile theatrical functionality, this re-creation contains notes on old mime and puppetry and the way to learn Greek playtexts as scripts, in addition to an up-to-date bibliography. an excellent significant other to The entire Greek Tragedies, additionally released by means of the college of Chicago Press, Ley’s paintings is a concise and informative advent to at least one of the good classes of worldwide drama.

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

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