Aristophanes: An Author for the Stage (Hardback)
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Short Description for Aristophanes Examines the comedies of Aristophanes as "libretti" for actors and singers rather than as mere texts. Russo argues that modern readers are inclined to see Aristophanes as an author of texts, when in fact he was writing for the stage.
- Published: 25 August 1994
- Format: Hardback 296 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415010825 ISBN 10: 0415010829
Full description for Aristophanes
Carlo Ferdinando Russo's book has been a seminal work on Aristophanes since its publication in Italy in 1962. In his detailed analysis, Russo considers the plays as libretti for actors and singers rather than as mere texts, and never loses sight of the stage. This is the classic book about Aristophanes. Now finally available in English and much-updated, it is essential reading for any student of Athenian comedy.