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The Greek Sense of Theatre

Tragedy and Comedy, 3rd Edition

By J Michael Walton

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166 pages

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In this updated and extended edition of The Greek Sense of Theatre, scholar and practitioner J.Michael Walton revises and expands his visual approach to the theatre of classical Athens. From the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to the old and new comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, he argues that while Greek drama is seen now as a performance-based rather than a strictly literary medium, more attention should still be paid to the nature of stage image and masked acting as part of this conception.

Reviews

"In focusing on visual and aural elements, Walton offers those who approach drama primarily on the page a helpful corrective (…) Scholars will profit from the book (…) Summing Up: Recommended."

- S. E. Goins, McNeese State University in CHOICE

Table of Contents

Proagôn

Prologue

Part 1 The Athenians and their Theatre

1. The Critic

2. The Playgoers

3. The Stage

4. The Performers

 

Part II The Playmakers: Tragedy

5. Aeschylus

6. Sophocles

7. Euripides: the tragedies

8. Euripides: the comedies

 

Part III The Playmakers: Comedy

9. Old Comedy: Aristophanes

10. New Comedy: Menander

 

Epilogue

Select Bibliography

Index

About the Author

J. Michael Walton is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General