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Staging Greek tragedy : insights on sites

Author: Richard C Beacham; P J Bowen; University of Warwick. Audio-Visual Centre.
Publisher: [Coventry, England] : Audio-visual Centre, University of Warwick, 1982.
Series: Ancient theatre & its legacy.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis and reconstruction of the staging of the Oresteia of Aeschylus. The conventions of tragedy in performance and the architecture of the Greek theatre are explained, using the ancient theatre at Epidaurus and the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens as 'study sites." The actual settings for the ancient myth at Mycenae, Delphi, and Athens are visited to illustrate the manner in which the playwright evokes and uses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Aeschylus.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Beacham; P J Bowen; University of Warwick. Audio-Visual Centre.
OCLC Number: 30334844
Credits: Graphics and animation, Clive Edwards and Howard Shufflebottom ; camera, Ian Thompson ; sound, Terry Williams.
Description: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. (VHS).
Series Title: Ancient theatre & its legacy.
Responsibility: presented by Richard Beacham ; written and produced by Richard Beacham and Peter Bowen ; directed by Peter Bowen.

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An analysis and reconstruction of the staging of the Oresteia of Aeschylus. The conventions of tragedy in performance and the architecture of the Greek theatre are explained, using the ancient theatre at Epidaurus and the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens as 'study sites." The actual settings for the ancient myth at Mycenae, Delphi, and Athens are visited to illustrate the manner in which the playwright evokes and uses them imaginatively in his trilogy.

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