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The Resource Theater of the people : spectators and society in ancient Athens, David Kawalko Roselli

Theater of the people : spectators and society in ancient Athens, David Kawalko Roselli

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Theater of the people : spectators and society in ancient Athens
Title
Theater of the people
Title remainder
spectators and society in ancient Athens
Statement of responsibility
David Kawalko Roselli
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Greek drama has been subject to ongoing textual and historical interpretation, but surprisingly little scholarship has examined the people who composed the theater audiences in Athens. Typically, scholars have presupposed an audience of Athenian male citizens viewing dramas created exclusively for themselves-a model that reduces theater to little more than a medium for propaganda. Women's theater attendance remains controversial, and little attention has been paid to the social class and ethnicity of the spectators. Whose theater was it? Producing the first book-length work on the subject, David Kawalko Roselli draws on archaeological and epigraphic evidence, economic and social history, performance studies, and ancient stories about the theater to offer a wide-ranging study that addresses the contested authority of audiences and their historical constitution. Space, money, the rise of the theater industry, and broader social forces emerge as key factors in this analysis. In repopulating audiences with foreigners, slaves, women, and the poor, this book challenges the basis of orthodox interpretations of Greek drama and places the politically and socially marginal at the heart of the theater. Featuring an analysis of the audiences of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, Theater of the People brings to life perhaps the most powerful influence on the most prominent dramatic poets of their day
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Roselli, David Kawalko
Dewey number
792.0938/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3203
LC item number
.R57 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Theater
  • Theater audiences
  • Theater and society
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Theater
  • Theater and society
  • Theater audiences
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
Theater of the people : spectators and society in ancient Athens, David Kawalko Roselli
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-273) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : theater and people in Athens -- The idea of the audience and its role in the theater -- Space and spectators in the theater -- The economics of the theater : theoric distributions and class divisions -- Noncitizens in the theater -- Women and the theater audience -- Epilogue
Control code
741751253
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 288 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292734692
Lccn
2010052680
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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22573/ctt8vffc
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741751253
Label
Theater of the people : spectators and society in ancient Athens, David Kawalko Roselli
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-273) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : theater and people in Athens -- The idea of the audience and its role in the theater -- Space and spectators in the theater -- The economics of the theater : theoric distributions and class divisions -- Noncitizens in the theater -- Women and the theater audience -- Epilogue
Control code
741751253
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292734692
Lccn
2010052680
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8vffc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741751253

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