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Ruins : classical theater and broken memory

Author: Odai Johnson
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Theater--theory/text/performance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the remains, the remembering, and the forgetting of performance traditions of classical theater. In ten wide-ranging case studies, theater history and performance theory are brought together to examine the texts, artifacts, and icons left behind"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Odai, 1959- author.
Ruins
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018052537
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Odai Johnson
ISBN: 9780472124398 0472124390
OCLC Number: 1056952066
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 348 pages).
Contents: Introduction : the size of all that's missing --
Prologue : the unmixed prior --
Domesticating Dionysus --
The fining of Phrynicus : shaping memory and genre in Athens --
Broken shards and buried barbs : ostracism and weaponized comedy --
The serene face of Menander; or, "the dipper dipped" --
Unspeakable histories : terror, spectacle, and genocidal memory on the Roman stage --
Mapping Rome : becoming Togati --
Mapping Rome : shitting on Romans --
Mapping Rome : rules for borrowing memory --
Savage cuisine/The city of always --
Antiquity's last supper --
The damnatio of the gods : theater and resistance in the pagan holocaust --
Epilogue : the lacuna in the text.
Series Title: Theater--theory/text/performance.
Responsibility: Odai Johnson.

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Theorizing the effects of memory, absence, and disappearance in classical theatre - the aesthetics of ruins.  Read more...

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