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Description - Guide to Greek Theatre and Drama by Kenneth McLeish

This title offers an 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 discussion of the function of the essential characteristics of Greek drama, including verse, rhetoric, music, comedy and chorus. Above all it offers a viewpoint on the everyday values of the ancient Greeks; values with a continuing influence over the theatre of the modern day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413720306
ISBN-10: 0413720306
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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