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By Graham Ley

ISBN-10: 0226477614

ISBN-13: 9780226477619

ISBN-10: 0226477622

ISBN-13: 9780226477626

Contemporary productions on degree and movie, and the improvement of theater stories, proceed to attract new audiences to old Greek drama. With observations on all points 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 appearing procedure, surroundings, the ability and diversity of the refrain, using theatrical area, and parody of their performs. as well as pictures of scenes from Greek vases that rfile theatrical functionality, this re-creation comprises 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 better half to The whole Greek Tragedies, additionally released through the college of Chicago Press, Ley’s paintings is a concise and informative advent to 1 of the good classes of worldwide drama.

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

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