A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama (Blackwell Guides to by Ian C. Storey,Arlene Allan PDF

By Ian C. Storey,Arlene Allan

This Blackwell Guide introduces historical Greek drama, which flourished mostly in Athens from the 6th century BC to the 3rd century BC.

  • A broad-ranging and systematically organised creation to historical Greek drama.
  • Discusses all 3 genres of Greek drama – tragedy, comedy, and satyr play.
  • Provides overviews of the 5 surviving playwrights – Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and short entries on misplaced playwrights.
  • Covers contextual concerns resembling: the origins of dramatic artwork types; the conventions of the fairs and the theatre; the connection among drama and the worship of Dionysos; the political size; and the way to learn and watch Greek drama.
  • Includes forty six one-page synopses of every of the surviving plays.

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