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By Graham Ley

ISBN-10: 0226477614

ISBN-13: 9780226477619

ISBN-10: 0226477622

ISBN-13: 9780226477626

Contemporary productions on level and movie, and the advance of theater reviews, proceed to attract new audiences to historic Greek drama. With observations on all points of functionality, this quantity fills their desire for a transparent, concise account of what's recognized in regards to 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 facility 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 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. a fantastic significant other to The entire Greek Tragedies, additionally released through the college of Chicago Press, Ley’s paintings is a concise and informative creation to at least one of the nice classes of worldwide drama.

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

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