Aristophanes and His Theatre of the Absurd
By (author) Paul Cartledge
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Aristophanes and His Theatre of the Absurd by Paul Cartledge
Book DescriptionAristophanes, the Athenian comic dramatist, remains popular despite historical changes in attitude and belief. Placing the plays in their total civic, religious and dramatic context, this account explores their significance for contemporary audiences, and their continuing appeal. Separate chapters address aspects of his work and world, and attempt to outline the playwright's own opinions at a time of intense political debate. With original texts quoted in translation, this comprehensive and lively study provides students with an invaluable insight into the plays and their place in classical Athens.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853991141
(216mm x 140mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Bristol Classical Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Paul Cartledge
Paul Cartledge is Professor of Greek History, the A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.A longstanding member of JACT, he has published widely on Greek literature and history.
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