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Author Green, J. R. (John Richard)

Title Theatre in ancient Greek society / J.R. Green
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1994


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Description xxii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: Early Athenian theatre - setting and context -- 2. The Early Period and the Fifth Century: The visual evidence -- 3. The Late Fifth and the Fourth Centuries -- 4. Theatre at the Transition to the Hellenistic World -- 5. Theatre in the Hellenistic World -- 6. Conventions and the Classics: Greek theatre in the Roman world
Summary All theatrical performance exists within a context and through the role accorded it by its public. The theme of the book is the function and impact of the theatre in Greek society. It is not about the interpretation of Greek dramatic texts. Instead, Professor Green examines the depictions of actors found on pottery, terracottas, glass, paintings, mosaics, marble sculpture.... He offers interpretations of these images not simply as depictions of stage performance but in terms of their broader function. This evidence is compared and contrasted with that of the written sources which are limited in terms of the cross-section of the population they reflect and give a narrower view of social attitudes. Theatre in Ancient Greek Society is the first study of Greek drama to use this approach and is the product of the twenty years Professor Green has spent studying the archaeological evidence
Analysis Greece
Theatre History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in print edition
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Subject Greek drama -- History and criticism.
Theater and society -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Theater and society -- Greece -- History -- To 500
Theater and society -- Greece -- History.
Theater -- Greece -- History -- To 500.
LC no. 93035468
ISBN 041504751X
OTHER TI Taylor & Francis EBS Perpetual 2017