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    DescriptionPeter Arnott discusses Greek drama not as an antiquarian study but as a living art form. He removes the plays from the library and places them firmly in the theatre that gave them being. Invoking the practical realities of stagecraft, he illuminates the literary patterns of the plays, the performance disciplines, and the audience responses. Each component of the productions - audience, chorus, actors, costume, speech - is examined in the context of its own society and of theatre practice in general, with examples from other cultures. Professor Arnott places great emphasis on the practical staging of Greek plays, and how the buildings themselves imposed particular constraints on actors and writers alike. Above all, he sets out to make practical sense of the construction of Greek plays, and their organic relationship to their original setting.


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    Title
    Public and Performance in the Greek Theatre
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter D. Arnott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415062992
    ISBN 10: 0415062993
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: AN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 595
    BISAC V2.8: PER000000
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A07200300, A24204000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT013000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 792.0938
    DC21: 792.0938
    BISAC V2.8: PER011010
    Thema V1.0: ATD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 September 1991
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "Arnott answers many of the kinds of questions that novices ask on a first reading of Greek plays, and his answers are clear, plausible, and informed by the most current scholarship . . . The book is a model of clarity and insight."-"Religious Studies Review ." . . He brings to the texts a sense of vitality and immediacy that will delight and enlighten experts and novices alike . . . Its readability and the superior organization and presentation of the material make it an invaluable resource. . . . Highly recommended, indeed a must, for all libraries."-Choice