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    DescriptionIn Theatre in Ancient Greek Society the author examines the social setting and function of ancient Greek theatre through the thousand years of its performance history. Instead of using written sources, which were intended only for a small, educated section of the population, he draws most of his evidence from a wide range of archaeological material - from cheap, mass-produced vases and figurines to elegant silverware produced for the dining tables of the wealthy. This is the first study examining the function and impact of the theatre in ancient Greek society by employing an archaeological approach.


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    Title
    Theatre in Ancient Greek Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.R. Green
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415143592
    ISBN 10: 0415143594
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: AN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A07010500
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190, PER011020
    B&T Approval Code: A07200300
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 792.0938
    DC20: 792.0938
    Thema V1.0: DB, ATD, NKD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    87 b&w photos, 24 line drawings, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    05 August 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Back cover copy
    All theatrical performance exists within a context and through the role accorded it by its public. The theme of the book is the function and impact of the theatre in Greek society. It is not about the interpretation of Greek dramatic texts. Instead, Professor Green examines the depictions of actors found on pottery, terracottas, glass, paintings, mosaics, marble sculpture.... He offers interpretations of these images not simply as depictions of stage performance but in terms of their broader function. This evidence is compared and contrasted with that of the written sources which are limited in terms of the cross-section of the population they reflect and give a narrower view of social attitudes. Theatre in Ancient Greek Society is the first study of Greek drama to use this approach and is the product of the twenty years Professor Green has spent studying the archaeological evidence.
    Table of contents
    Preface Abbreviations Figures 1. Introduction: Early Athenian theatre; setting and context 2. The Early Period and the Fifth Century: the visual evidence 3. The Late Fifth and the Fourth Centuries 4. Theatre at the Transition to the Hellenistic World 5. Theatre in the Hellenistic World 6. Conventions and the Classics: Greek theatre in the Roman world Notes Bibliography Index