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Tragedy in Athens : performance space and theatrical meaning

Author: David Wiles
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the performance of Greek tragedy in the classical Athenian theatre. Whilst post-structuralist criticism of Greek tragedy has tended to focus on the literary text, the analysis of stagecraft has been markedly conservative in its methodology. David Wiles corrects that balance, examining the performance of tragedy as a spatial practice specific to Athenian culture, at once religious and political.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Wiles
ISBN: 0521462681 9780521462686 0521666155 9780521666152
OCLC Number: 34984314
Description: x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of space --
The theatre of Dionysus --
Focus on the centre point --
The mimetic action of the chorus --
The chorus: its transformation of space --
Left and right, east and west --
Inside/outside --
The vertical axis --
The iconography of sacred space --
Orchestra and theatron --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: David Wiles.
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