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Greek Theatre Performance
By David Wiles

Greek Theatre Performance

An Introduction

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Format: Hardback

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Greek Theatre Performance by David Wiles

Book Description

In this fascinating and accessible book, David Wiles introduces ancient Greek theatre to students and enthusiasts interested in knowing how the plays were performed. Theatre was a ceremony bound up with fundamental activities in ancient Athenian life and Wiles explores those elements which created the theatre of the time. Actors rather than writers are the book's main concern and Wiles examines how the actor used the resources of story-telling, dance, mask, song and visual action to create a large-scale event that would shape the life of the citizen community. The book assumes no prior knowledge of the ancient world, and is written to answer the questions of those who want to know how the plays were performed, what they meant in their original social context, what they might mean in a modern performance and what can be learned from and achieved by performances of Greek plays today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521640275
ISBN-10: 052164027X
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Cambridge Companion to Theatre History by David Wiles Cambridge Companion to Theatre History, Hardback (December 2012)

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Mask and Performance in Greek Tragedy by David Wiles Mask and Performance in Greek Tragedy, Paperback (July 2012)

A 2007 study of the mask in Greek tragedy, covering both ancient and modern performances.

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