A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater Pdf

A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater

Number of page: 116
Author: Graham Ley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226154671
Category: Performing Arts

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.

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About The Author

Graham Ley is reader in drama and theory at the University of Exeter. He has directed ancient and modern plays, has been a dramaturg for professional productions, and is the author of many specialist essays and books, most recently The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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    LibraryThing Review Classical World describes this book as “a very useful summary of what is known with certainty or with probability.” ‘Summary’ is the wrong word. It is so brief you hardly notice you have read it. It
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