Theatre in Ancient Greek Society

Theatre in Ancient Greek Society
Author: J. R. Green
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2013-04-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781134968732

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In Theatre in Ancient Greek Society the author examines the social setting and function of ancient Greek theatre through the thousand years of its performance history. Instead of using written sources, which were intended only for a small, educated section of the population, he draws most of his evidence from a wide range of archaeological material - from cheap, mass-produced vases and figurines to elegant silverware produced for the dining tables of the wealthy. This is the first study examining the function and impact of the theatre in ancient Greek society by employing an archaeological approach.

Theatre in Ancient Greek Society

Theatre in Ancient Greek Society
Author: J. R. Green
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-04-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781134968800

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In Theatre in Ancient Greek Society the author examines the social setting and function of ancient Greek theatre through the thousand years of its performance history. Instead of using written sources, which were intended only for a small, educated section of the population, he draws most of his evidence from a wide range of archaeological material - from cheap, mass-produced vases and figurines to elegant silverware produced for the dining tables of the wealthy. This is the first study examining the function and impact of the theatre in ancient Greek society by employing an archaeological approach.

Theater of the People

Theater of the People
Author: David Kawalko Roselli
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2011-06-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780292744776

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Greek drama has been subject to ongoing textual and historical interpretation, but surprisingly little scholarship has examined the people who composed the theater audiences in Athens. Typically, scholars have presupposed an audience of Athenian male citizens viewing dramas created exclusively for themselves—a model that reduces theater to little more than a medium for propaganda. Women's theater attendance remains controversial, and little attention has been paid to the social class and ethnicity of the spectators. Whose theater was it? Producing the first book-length work on the subject, David Kawalko Roselli draws on archaeological and epigraphic evidence, economic and social history, performance studies, and ancient stories about the theater to offer a wide-ranging study that addresses the contested authority of audiences and their historical constitution. Space, money, the rise of the theater industry, and broader social forces emerge as key factors in this analysis. In repopulating audiences with foreigners, slaves, women, and the poor, this book challenges the basis of orthodox interpretations of Greek drama and places the politically and socially marginal at the heart of the theater. Featuring an analysis of the audiences of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, Theater of the People brings to life perhaps the most powerful influence on the most prominent dramatic poets of their day.

Greek Theatre Performance

Greek Theatre Performance
Author: David Wiles
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2000-05-25
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0521648572

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Specially written for students and enthusiasts, David Wiles introduces ancient Greek theatre and cultural life.

The Origins of Theater in Ancient Greece and Beyond

The Origins of Theater in Ancient Greece and Beyond
Author: Eric Csapo,Margaret C. Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2007-01-15
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780521836821

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New Comedy

New Comedy
Author: Aristophanes,Menander
Publsiher: Methuen Drama
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1994-03-14
Genre: Drama
ISBN: UOM:39015027249013

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Contains: Women in power; Wealth; The malcontent; The woman from Samos.

Theatrocracy

Theatrocracy
Author: Peter Meineck
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2017-07-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781315466569

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This book examines classical Greek theatre, asking how ancient drama operated in performance and became such an influential social, cultural and political force. Meineck approaches Greek theatre from the perspective of the cognitive sciences as an embodied live enacted event, and analyses how different performative elements acted upon audiences to create absorbing narrative action, emotional intensity, intellectual reflection and empathy. This was the key to the transformative artistic and social power that enabled Greek drama to advance alternate viewpoints. He also explores what the model of Greek drama can reveal about live theatre's value in cultural, social and political discourse today.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
Author: Nigel Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2013-10-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781136788000

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Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.