A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama

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A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama 9781405102155

ISBN : 9781405102155
Publisher : Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Edition : 1st edition
Overview 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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