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    DescriptionA collection of essays, by leading international scholars, on the history of the Greek theatre, and on the wider context of festival culture in which theatrical activity took place in the Greek world. The emphasis is on the documentary material - inscriptions, archaeological remains and monuments - which provides so much of our 'hard' evidence for the activities of the theatre. Much of the important material discussed here is unknown except to specialists, and these studies offer access to its interpretation to a wider audience. They cover a wide range of time and place, from the earliest days of the Greek theatre to the Roman period, with special emphasis on the neglected Hellenistic period, which is especially rich in documentary evidence.


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    Title
    The Greek Theatre and Festivals
    Subtitle
    Documentary Studies
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Peter Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 750 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199277476
    ISBN 10: 0199277478
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: AN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, PER011020
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 792.0938
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PA3201 .G72 2007
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, ATD
    Illustrations note
    32 in-text illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    02 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Peter Wilson is William Ritchie Professor of Classics at the University of Sydney.
    Review quote
    This collection, edited by Peter Wilson and developed from an Oxford colloquium held in 2003, takes a fresh look at the documentary evidence for the Greek theatre... Wilson and his contributors succeed in offering this detailed, thoughtful, and illuminating book, which should be essential reading for anyone seriously interested in studying the Greek theatre. Peter Meineck, Classical World ...impressively rich... Sheila Murnaghan, The Classical Review There is much of interest here for scholars in the world of Greek performance Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction: From the ground up ; I. FESTIVALS AND PERFORMERS: SOME NEW PERSPECTIVES ; 1. Deconstructing festivals ; 2. Theatre rituals ; 3. Artists' participation and the organization of music contests in the Hellenistic period: an attempt at classification ; II. FESTIVALS OF ATHENS AND ATTICA ; 4. The men who built the theatres: theatropolai, theatronai, and arkhitektones ; 5. Choregic monuments and the Athenian democracy ; 6. Performance in the Pythion: the Athenian Thargelia ; III. BEYOND ATHENS ; 7. Dithyramb, Tragedy - and Cyrene ; 8. A Horse from Teos: epigraphical notes on the Ionian-Hellespontine Association of Dionysiac Artists ; 9. Kraton, son of Zotichos: artists' associations and monarchic power in the Hellenistic period ; 10. Theoria and theatre at Samothrace: the Dardanos by Dumas of Iasos ; 11. The Dionysia at Iasos: its artists, patrons, and audience ; 12. An opisthographic lead tablet from Sicily with a financial document and a curse concerning choregoi ; 13. Sicilian choruses