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Performance and identity in the classical world

Author: Anne Duncan
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Performance and Identity in the Classical World traces attitudes towards actors in Greek and Roman culture as a means of understanding ancient conceptions of, and anxieties about, the self.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Duncan
ISBN: 9780521313483 0521313481 9780521852821 052185282X
OCLC Number: 901624054
Description: 242 p.
Contents: Introduction: the hypocritical self; 1. Drag queens and in-betweens: Agathon and the mimetic body; 2. Demosthenes vs Aeschines: the rhetoric of sincerity; 3. The fraud and the flatterer: images of actors in the comic state; 4. Infamous performers: comic actors and female prostitutes in Rome; 5. The actor's freedom: Roscius and the slave actor at Rome; 6. Extreme mimesis: the spectacle in the Empire.
Responsibility: Anne Duncan.

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