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Menander, new comedy and the visual

Author: Antonis K Petrides
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge classical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book argues that New Comedy has a far richer performance texture than has previously been recognised. Offering close readings of all the major plays of Menander, it shows how intertextuality - the sustained dialogue of New Comedy performance with the diverse ideological, philosophical, literary and theatrical discourses of contemporary polis culture - is crucial in creating semantic depth and thus offsetting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Menander, of Athens; Menander, of Athens.; Menander
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonis K Petrides
ISBN: 9781107068438 1107068436
OCLC Number: 880861201
Description: xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Menander's New Comedy between reality and textuality --
2. New performance: visuality and intervisuality in Menander --
3. Of Greeks and others: mask, character and action in New Comedy --
4. Of mice and (young) men: the mask as inter-face --
5. A few good men: the panchrēstos mask and the politics of perfection.
Series Title: Cambridge classical studies.
Responsibility: Antonis K. Petrides.
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This book shows how both verbal and visual allusion position the plays of New Comedy within the context of contemporary polis culture.  Read more...

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