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In this pioneering study Edith Hall explores the numerous different ways in which we can understand the relationship between the real, social world in which the Athenians lived and the theatrical roles that they invented. In twelve studies of role types and the theatrical conventions that contributed to their creation - including women in childbirth, drowning barbarians, horny satyrs, allegorical representations of Comedy, peasant farmers, tragic masks, and solo sung arias - she advances the argument that the interface between ancient Greek drama and social reality must be understood as a complicated and incessant process of mutual cross-pollination.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199298891
ISBN-10: 0199298890
Format: Hardback
(220mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edith Hall

Edith Hall is Professor of Classics and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Co-Director, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at the University of Oxford.

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