Guide To Greek Theatre And Drama

Guide To Greek Theatre And Drama

A 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.

Author: Kenneth McLeish

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UCSC:32106017094217

Category: Drama

Page: 324

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Athens in the fifth century B.C. produced a remarkable flowering of playwrights: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides in tragedy, Aristophanes and, in the fourth century, Menander in comedy. They laid the foundations for all Western drama and continue to speak as powerfully after 2,500 years. Kenneth McLeish's authoritative and enthusiastic Guide to Greek Theatre and Drama is full of his enjoyment and understanding of the plays. It provides an extensive introduction to Athenian theatre, the form of the plays and, as far as can be established, how the plays were performed. Then follows a background section on each playwright, a synopsis and commentary for each of the surviving plays and an outline of Aristotle's theories on drama. The result is an indispensable companion for anyone interested in Greek theatre. The volume was completed by Professor Trevor R. Griffiths.
Categories: Drama

Guide To Greek Theatre And Drama

Guide To Greek Theatre And Drama

... Oxford University Press, 1995 McLeish, K. The Theatre of Aristophanes, London, Thames 81' Hudson, 1980 Myths and Legends of the World, London, Bloomsbury, 1996 Meier, C. The Political Art of Greek Tragedy, trans.

Author: Kenneth McLeish

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408149867

Category: Study Aids

Page: 320

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A 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.
Categories: Study Aids

Greek Theatre Performance

Greek Theatre Performance

Specially written for students and enthusiasts, David Wiles introduces ancient Greek theatre and cultural life.

Author: David Wiles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521648572

Category: Drama

Page: 260

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Specially written for students and enthusiasts, David Wiles introduces ancient Greek theatre and cultural life.
Categories: Drama

A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama

A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama

This Blackwell Guide introduces ancient Greek drama, which flourished principally in Athens from the sixth century BC to the third century BC. A broad-ranging and systematically organised introduction to ancient Greek drama.

Author: Ian C. Storey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405137638

Category: Drama

Page: 331

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This Blackwell Guide introduces ancient Greek drama, which flourished principally in Athens from the sixth century BC to the third century BC. A broad-ranging and systematically organised introduction to ancient Greek drama. Discusses all three genres of Greek drama - tragedy, comedy, and satyr play. Provides overviews of the five surviving playwrights - Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and brief entries on lost playwrights. Covers contextual issues such as: the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theatre; the relationship between drama and the worship of Dionysos; the political dimension; and how to read and watch Greek drama. Includes 46 one-page synopses of each of the surviving plays.
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A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater

A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater

The bibliography is of works in English, although one or two of the books quote in Greek, without translation. The list is extremely selective, and is intended simply as a guide to some further reading. Source Materials and Photographs ...

Author: Graham Ley

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226154671

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 116

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Contemporary productions on stage and film, and the development of theater studies, continue to draw new audiences to ancient Greek drama. With observations on all aspects of performance, this volume fills their need for a clear, concise account of what is known about the original conditions of such productions in the age of Pericles. Reexamining the surviving plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, Graham Ley here discusses acting technique, scenery, the power and range of the chorus, the use of theatrical space, and parody in their plays. In addition to photos of scenes from Greek vases that document theatrical performance, this new edition includes notes on ancient mime and puppetry and how to read Greek playtexts as scripts, as well as an updated bibliography. An ideal companion to The Complete Greek Tragedies, also published by the University of Chicago Press, Ley’s work is a concise and informative introduction to one of the great periods of world drama. "Anyone faced with Athenian tragedy or comedy for the first time, in or out of the classroom, would do well to start with A Short Introduction to Ancient Greek Theater."—Didaskalia
Categories: Performing Arts

Aristophanes Plays 1

Aristophanes Plays  1

His books include The Theatre of Aristophanes, Guide to Shakespeare's Plays (with Stephen Unwin), The Good Reading Guide and Guide to Greek Theatre and Drama. He was editor of the Drama Classics series for Nick Hern Books and a Fellow ...

Author: Aristophanes,

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472503947

Category: Drama

Page: 308

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Reissue of Aristophanes' most famous plays in the Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series Aristophanes was a unique writer for the comic stage as well as one of the most revealing about the society for which he wrote.
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The Greek Theatre

The Greek Theatre

A simple yet informative introduction to theater in ancient Greece covering buildings (the Spring Festival, theater open-air buildings, the audience, the Chorus, the actors, scenery and special effects); the performers (choosing and casting ...

Author: Kenneth McLeish

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 058234400X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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Greek Drama

Greek Drama

Goldhill, S. Reading Greek Tragedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. ... Choral Self-Referentiality in Greek Tragedy.” Arion 3, no. 1 (1995): 56–111. ... A Guide to Greek Theatre and Drama. London: Methuen, 2003.

Author: Pamela Loos

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438114965

Category: Greek drama

Page: 391

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This volume examines the development of comedy and tragedy in early Greek Drama, with essays that explore the works of many of the original dramatists, including Aristophanes, Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides.
Categories: Greek drama

How Greek Tragedy Works

How Greek Tragedy Works

This is an indispensable guide for anyone who finds themselves confronted with tackling the Greek classics, whether as a reader, scholar, student, or director.

Author: Brian Kulick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367634066

Category: Greek drama (Tragedy)

Page: 184

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How Greek Tragedy Works is a journey through the hidden meanings and dual nature of Greek tragedy, drawing on its foremost dramatists to bring about a deeper understanding of how and why to engage with these enduring plays. Brian Kulick dispels the trepidation that many readers feel with regard to classical texts by equipping them with ways in which they can unpack the hidden meanings of these plays. He focuses on three of the key texts of Greek theatre: Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Euripides' The Bacchae, and Sophocles' Electra, and uses them to tease out the core principles of the theatre-making and storytelling impulses. By encouraging us to read between the lines like this, he also enables us to read these and other Greek tragedies as artists' manifestos, equipping us not only to understand tragedy itself, but also to interpret what the great playwrights had to say about the nature of plays and drama. This is an indispensable guide for anyone who finds themselves confronted with tackling the Greek classics, whether as a reader, scholar, student, or director.
Categories: Greek drama (Tragedy)

Greek Theatre in Context

Greek Theatre in Context

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. This book offers a valuable guide to Greek theatre.

Author: Eric Dugdale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521689422

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. This book offers a valuable guide to Greek theatre. It presents a broad selection of key ancient sources, both visual and literary, about all aspects of performance - including actors, masks, stage props and choral dancing - as well as scenes from the plays themselves that offer insights into their staging, plots, and reception. The dramatic brilliance of playwrights such as Sophocles, Aristophanes and Menander is brought to the fore by helpful commentary that provides a framework for the interpretation of Greek drama, fleshes out its cultural contexts, and invites students to consider a range of provocative questions.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction