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Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy"Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Mario Telò

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aristophanes, whose eleven surviving plays are all that remain of Old Comedy, has been stereotyped since ancient times as the poet who brought order and stability to this rowdy theatrical genre. But ... More

Objects As ActorsProps and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Melissa Mueller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Since Aristotle, text has been considered the essence of Athenian tragedy, while theatrical props have been relegated to the category of mere spectacle, external to the text. Objects as Actors argues ... More

The Theatricality of Greek TragedyPlaying Space and Chorus

The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy: Playing Space and Chorus

Graham Ley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226477572
eISBN:
9780226477565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477565.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient Greek tragedy has been an inspiration to Western culture, but the way it was first performed has long remained in question. This book provides a discussion of key issues relating to the use ... More

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