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Author Hall, Edith, 1959-
Title The theatrical cast of Athens : interactions between ancient Greek drama and society / Edith Hall.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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Author Hall, Edith, 1959-
Subject Greek drama -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 500.
Athens (Greece) -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 481 pages) : illustrations
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 400-454) and index.
Contents The theatrical roles of Athens -- Childbearing women: birth and family crisis in ancient drama -- Visible women: painted masks and tragic aesthetics -- Horny satyrs and tragic tetralogies -- Female personifications of poetry in old comedy -- Recasting the barbarian -- The Scythian archer in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae -- Drowning act: the Greeks, swimming, and Timotheus' Persians -- Singing roles in tragedy -- Casting the role of Trygaeus in Aristophanes' Peace -- Lawcourt dramas: acting and performance in legal oratory.
Summary An examination of ancient Greek drama, and its relationship to the society in which it was produced. By focusing on the ways in which the plays treat gender, ethnicity, and class, and on their theatrical conventions, Edith Hall offers an extended study of the Greek theatrical masterpieces within their original social context. - ;In this pioneering study Edith Hall explores the numerous different ways in which we can understand the relationship between the real, social world in which the Athenians lived and the theatrical roles that they invented. In twelve studies of role types and the theatri.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191516436 (electronic bk.)
0191516430 (electronic bk.)
0199298890 (Cloth)
9780199298891 (hbk.)
OCLC # 252671508
Additional Format Print version: Hall, Edith, 1959- Theatrical cast of Athens. Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 2006 0199298890 9780199298891 (DLC) 2007272766 (OCoLC)70881680

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