Tragedy in Athens

Tragedy in Athens

Performance Space and Theatrical Meaning

eBook - 1997
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Cambridge Univ Pr
David Wiles explores the performance of tragedy as a spatial practice specific to Athenian culture, at once religious and political. After reviewing controversies and archaeological data regarding the fifth-century performance space, Wiles turns to the chorus and shows how dance mapped out the space for the purposes of any given play. He shows how performance as a whole was organized and, through informative diagrams and accessible analyses, brings the theater of Greek tragedy to life.
This book examines the performance of Greek tragedy in the classical Athenian theatre.

Blackwell North Amer
This book examines the performance of Greek tragedy in the classical Athenian theatre. Whilst post-structuralist criticism of Greek tragedy has tended to focus on the literary text, the analysis of stagecraft has been markedly conservative in its methodology. David Wiles corrects that balance, examining the performance of tragedy as a spatial practice specific to Athenian culture, at once religious and political. The reader or practitioner of today must recognize that Athenian conceptions of space were quite unlike those of the modern world.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780585000541
0585000549
0521462681
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 230 p.) : ill

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