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The power of theater : actors and spectators in ancient Rome

Author: Mirosław Kocur; David Malcolm
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; Bern ; Bruxelles ; New York ; Oxford ; Warszawa ; Wien : Peter Lang, [2018] ©2018
Series: Interdisciplinary studies in performance, vol. 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines performative practices of the ancient Romans, and provides fresh insights into the contexts of the Roman theater. The author suggests looking at ancient Rome as a large stage for a variety of performances and complex negotiations. He reconstructs the main acting techniques employed in drama, Atellana, pantomime, and mime.
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Kocur, Mirosław, 1955-
Power of theater.
Frankfurt am Main ; Bern ; Bruxelles ; New York ; Oxford ; Warszawa ; Wien : Peter Lang, [2018]
(OCoLC)1016333753
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mirosław Kocur; David Malcolm
ISBN: 9783631709573 3631709579
OCLC Number: 1039888283
Notes: Translation of: We władzy teatru : aktorzy i widzowie w antycznym Rzymie. Wrocław : Wydawn. Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 2005.
"This book was first published in Polish in 2005. For the English translation, I have extensively rewritten, revised, and updated the text."--Page [11].
Description: 1 online resource (436 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Illustrations; A Note on Translations Used; Abbreviations; Introduction; Totus mundus agit histrionem; CHAPTER ONE: ROME AS THEATER; Street Theater; The Mask; Political Theater; The Forum Romanum as a Stage; The Triumph of the Artist; CHAPTER TWO: THE THEATER OF DEATH; Populus Bellicosus; Gladiators; The Theater of Animals; Theatrical Executions; Water Battles; The Teater of Seneca; CHAPTER THREE: THE GAMES; The ludi as Ceremony; The Holy Procession; Making Offerings; Ludi publici; Ludi Romani; Ludi plebeii; Ludi Apollinares; Ludi Megalenses; Ludi Florales. Ludi CerialesLudi victoriae Sullanae; Ludi victoriae Caesaris; Ludi saeculares; CHAPTER FOUR: THEATER AS ROME; Theater without Theaters; The Theater of Pompey; The Theater of Marcellus; The Theater of Balbus; Discrimina ordinum; Theatralis licentia; Acclamation; Theater as Symbol; CHAPTER FIVE: DRAMA; Craft; High Expectations; Schools; The Art of Memory; Gestus; Voice; Mask; Costume; Props; Theater Production; The art of Negotiation; Teamwork; Famous Actors; The Chorus; Diverbium and canticum; Music; Instruments; Recitals; CHAPTER SIX: ATELLANA; Mask; The Four Main Masks; Other Characters. GesturesPerformance; CHAPTER SEVEN: MIMES; The Mime as an Actor; Key Terminology; Comedy; The Art of Improvisation; Gestures; Facial Expression and Voice; Costume; The Prop; The Mime as a Performance; The Time and Location of Performances; The Curtain; The Performers; Music; The Structure of the Mime; The Plot; CHAPTER EIGHT: PANTOMIME; Craft; High Qualifications; Training; Imitating Nature (mimesis); Showing (epideiksis); Schemata; Acting (hypokrinomai); Mask; Costumes; Stage Properties; Presentation/Performance; The Silent Soloist; The Accompanying Actor; The Singer and the Chorus. OrchestraInstruments; The Libretto; Repertoire; CHAPTER NINE: THE ACTOR'S STATUS; Nobiles; A Healthy Beginning; Collegium scribarum histrionumque; Ancient Law; Infamy in Practice; Theatromania; Sanctions; Women as Actors; The Actor as Alien; The Slave as Actor; Actors and Legal Protection; Earnings; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Interdisciplinary studies in performance, vol. 11.
Other Titles: We władzy teatru.
Responsibility: Mirosław Kocur ; translated by David Malcolm.

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