Guide to Greek Theatre and Drama
By (author) Kenneth McLeish
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Guide to Greek Theatre and Drama by Kenneth McLeish
Book DescriptionA new and definitive guide to the theatre of the ancient world The Guide to Greek Theatre and Drama is a meticulously researched and accessible survey into the place and purpose of theatre in Ancient Greece. It provides a comprehensive author-by-author examination of the surviving plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, as well as giving an insight into how and where the plays were performed, who acted them out, and who watched them. It includes a fascinating discussion of the function of the essential characteristics of Greek drama, including verse, rhetoric, music, comedy, and chorus. Above all it offers a fascinating viewpoint onto the everyday values of the ancient Greeks; values with a continuing influence over the theatre of the present day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413720306
(216mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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