Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre 1660-1914 by Edith Hall
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Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre 1660-1914
By Edith Hall

Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre 1660-1914

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Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre 1660-1914 by Edith Hall

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Theatre Book Prize 2005.

Book Description

This lavishly illustrated book offers the first full, interdisciplinary investigation of the historical evidence for the presence of ancient Greek tragedy in the post-Restoration British theatre, where it reached a much wider audience - including women - than had access to the original texts. Archival research has excavated substantial amounts of new material, both visual and literary, which is presented in chronological order. But the fundamental aim is to explain why Greek tragedy, which played an elite role in the curricula of largely conservative schools and universities, was magnetically attractive to political radicals, progressive theatre professionals, and to the aesthetic avant-garde. All Greek has been translated, and the book will be essential reading for anyone interested in Greek tragedy, the reception of ancient Greece and Rome, theatre history, British social history, English studies, or comparative literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198150879
ISBN-10: 0198150873
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 45mm)
Pages: 768
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Ancient Greeks by Edith Hall Ancient Greeks, Paperback (March 2016)

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Author Biography - Edith Hall

Fiona Macintosh is Senior Research Fellow at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at the University of Oxford.

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