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The Resource Roman tragedy : theatre to theatricality, Mario Erasmo

Roman tragedy : theatre to theatricality, Mario Erasmo

Label
Roman tragedy : theatre to theatricality
Title
Roman tragedy
Title remainder
theatre to theatricality
Statement of responsibility
Mario Erasmo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Roman tragedies were written for over three hundred years, but only fragments remain of plays that predate the works of Seneca in the mid-first century C.E., making it difficult to define the role of tragedy in ancient Roman culture. Nevertheless, in this book, Mario Erasmo draws on all the available evidence to trace the evolution of Roman tragedy from the earliest tragedians to the dramatist Seneca and to explore the role played by Roman culture in shaping the perception of theatricality on and off the stage."
  • "Performing a philological analysis of texts informed by semiotic theory and audience reception, Erasmo pursues two main questions in this study: how does Roman tragedy become metatragedy, and how did off-stage theatricality come to compete with the theatre? Working chronologically, he looks at how plays began to incorporate a rhetoricized reality on stage, thus pointing to their own theatricality. And he shows how this theatricality, in turn, came to permeate society, so that real events such as the assassination of Julius Caesar took on theatrical overtones, while Pompey's theatre opening and the lavish spectacles of the emperor Nero deliberately blurred the lines between reality and theatre
  • Tragedy eventually declined as a force in Roman culture, Erasmo suggests, because off-stage reality became so theatrical that on-stage tragedy could no longer compete."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erasmo, Mario
Dewey number
872/.0109
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6068
LC item number
.E73 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin drama (Tragedy)
  • Theater
  • Theater
Label
Roman tragedy : theatre to theatricality, Mario Erasmo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theatre to theatricality -- Creating tragedy -- Theatricalizing tragedy -- Dramatizing history -- Creating metatragedy -- Metatragedy
Control code
54365322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780292702424
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Roman tragedy : theatre to theatricality, Mario Erasmo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theatre to theatricality -- Creating tragedy -- Theatricalizing tragedy -- Dramatizing history -- Creating metatragedy -- Metatragedy
Control code
54365322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780292702424
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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