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A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater
A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater Graham Ley 0226477606 9780226477602 Contemporary productions on stage and film, and the development of theater studies, have created a new audience for ancient Greek drama. This volume fills the need
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A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater by Graham Ley

Contemporary productions on stage and film, and the development of theater studies, have created a new audience for ancient Greek drama. This volume fills the need for a clear, concise statement of what is known about the original conditions of production for tragedy, comedy, and satyr play in the age of Pericles and provides observations on all aspects of performance. Reexamining the surviving plays of the tragic writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and of the comedian Aristophanes, Graham Ley discusses the actors technique, the power and range of the chorus, the use of theatrical space, and parody in the plays. A series of diagrams relates the theater to the city and political life of ancient Athens, and photographic illustrations of scenes from Greek vases document the visualization of theatrical performance. An ideal companion to The Complete Greek Tragedies (University of Chicago Press), Leys work is a valuable users guide to the critical assessment of modern translations and adaptations of tragedy and comedy. It is designed for all students of Greek drama with an interest in performance, and for theatrical practitioners who require a concise but informative introduction to one of the great periods of world drama.

Author: Graham Ley

Language: English

Edition: 1St Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 118

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 1991-10-08

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ISBN: 0226477606


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