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Author Manuwald, Gesine.
Title Roman republican theatre / Gesine Manuwald.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Author Manuwald, Gesine.
Subject Latin drama -- History and criticism.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 510-30 B.C.
Theater -- Rome.
Theater -- History -- To 500.
Literature and history -- Rome.
Rome -- Historiography.
Rome -- In literature.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 390 pages)
Latin teachers lcdgt
Classicists lcdgt
University and college faculty members lcdgt
Women lcdgt
Germans lcdgt
Londoners (England) lcdgt
Summary "Theatre flourished in the Roman Republic, from the tragedies of Ennius and Pacuvius to the comedies of Plautus and Terence and the mimes of Laberius. Yet apart from the surviving plays of Plautus and Terence the sources are fragmentary and difficult to interpret and contextualise. This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive history of all aspects of the topic, incorporating recent findings and modern approaches. It discusses the origins of Roman drama and the historical, social and institutional backgrounds of all the dramatic genres to be found during the Republic (tragedy, praetexta, comedy, togata, Atellana, mime and pantomime). Possible general characteristics are identified, and attention is paid to the nature of and developments in the various genres. The clear structure and full bibliography also ensure that the book has value as a source of reference for all upper-level students and scholars of Latin literature and ancient drama"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-384) and index.
Contents Introduction: previous scholarship and the present approach -- Part I. The Cultural and Institutional Background; 1. The evolution of Roman drama; 2. Production and reception -- Part II. Dramatic Poetry: 3. Dramatic genres; 4. Dramatic poets; 5. Dramatic themes and techniques; Overview and conclusions: Republican drama.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139042642 (electronic bk.)
1139042645 (electronic bk.)
9781139041096 (electronic bk.)
1139041096 (electronic bk.)
9781139045278 (e-book)
113904527X (e-book)
9780511920868 (electronic bk.)
0511920865 (electronic bk.)
9780521110167
0521110165
9781107696099 (pbk.)
OCLC # 733045926
Additional Format Print version: Manuwald, Gesine. Roman republican theatre. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011 9780521110167 (DLC) 2010054277 (OCoLC)671709961



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