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Nothing to do with Dionysos? : Athenian drama in its social context

Author: John J Winkler; Froma I Zeitlin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The more we learn about the original production of tragedies and comedies in Athens, the more it seems wrong even to call them plays in the modern sense of the word," write the editors in this collection of critically diverse and innovative essays aimed at restoring the social context of ancient Greek drama. Theatrical productions, which included music and dancing, were civic events in honour of the god Dionysos  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Dionysus, (Greek deity); Dionysus, (Greek deity); Dionysos, (divinité grecque)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Winkler; Froma I Zeitlin
ISBN: 0691068143 9780691068145 0691015252 9780691015255
OCLC Number: 19921618
Description: xi, 405 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The theater of the polis / Oddone Longo --
The Ephebes' song: tragoidia and polis / John J. Winkler --
Playing the other: theater, theatricality, and the feminine in Greek drama / Froma I. Zeitlin --
The great Dionysia and civic ideology / Simon Goldhill --
Thebes: theater of self and society in Athenian drama / Froma I. Zeitlin --
Kreousa the Autochthon: a study of Euripides' Ion / Nicole Loraux --
An anthropology of Euripides' Kyklōps / David Konstan --
Why satyrs are good to represent / François Lissarrague --
Drama, political rhetoric, and the discourse of Athenian democracy / Josiah Ober, Barry Strauss --
The dēmos and the comic competition / Jeffrey Henderson --
Drama and community: Aristophanes and some of his rivals / James Redfield --
Making space speak / Ruth Padel --
The "interior" voice: on the invention of silent reading / Jesper Svenbro --
The idea of the actor / Niall W. Slater.
Responsibility: John J. Winkler and Froma I. Zeitlin, editors.

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Includes essays that intend to restore the social context of ancient Greek drama. This title considers how individual plays and groups of dramas pertained to the concerns of the body politic and how  Read more...
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"[A] valuable volume... [The essays] are generally not only adventurous and various, but ... thought-provoking advances."--Oliver Taplin, The Times Literary Supplement

 
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