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.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Athenians and their Theatre
1. The Critic
2. The Playgoers
3. The Stage
4. The Performers
Part II The Playmakers: Tragedy
7. Euripides: the tragedies
8. Euripides: the comedies
Part III The Playmakers: Comedy
9. Old Comedy: Aristophanes
10. New Comedy: Menander
J. Michael Walton is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull.
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