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The Resource Tragedy in Athens : performance space and theatrical meaning, David Wiles

Tragedy in Athens : performance space and theatrical meaning, David Wiles

Label
Tragedy in Athens : performance space and theatrical meaning
Title
Tragedy in Athens
Title remainder
performance space and theatrical meaning
Statement of responsibility
David Wiles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book examines the performance of Greek tragedy in the classical Athenian theatre. Whilst post-structuralist criticism of Greek tragedy has tended to focus on the literary text, the analysis of stagecraft has been markedly conservative in its methodology. David Wiles corrects that balance, examining the performance of tragedy as a spatial practice specific to Athenian culture, at once religious and political. The reader or practitioner of today must recognize that Athenian conceptions of space were quite unlike those of the modern world
  • After examining controversies and archaeological data regarding the fifth-century performance space, Wiles turns to the chorus and shows how dance mapped out the space for purposes of any given play. Through an examination of contemporary material, including vase paintings and altars, as well as the structure of extant theatres, he shows how the performance as a whole was organized in respect of axes embodying oppositions such as inside and outside, east and west, above and below. The audience was both outside the performance and embraced as part of it; we as readers are brought closer to understanding the dramatic action and staging of classical Athens
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiles, David
Dewey number
792/.0938/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3201
LC item number
.W55 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Theaters
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature
  • Theater
  • Theaters
Label
Tragedy in Athens : performance space and theatrical meaning, David Wiles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-223) 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
The problem of space -- The theatre of Dionysus -- Focus on the centre point -- The mimetic action of the chorus -- The chorus: its transformation of space -- Left and right, east and west -- Inside/outside -- The vertical axis -- The iconography of sacred space -- Orchestra and theatron -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
34984314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780521462686
Lccn
96028237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tragedy in Athens : performance space and theatrical meaning, David Wiles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-223) 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
The problem of space -- The theatre of Dionysus -- Focus on the centre point -- The mimetic action of the chorus -- The chorus: its transformation of space -- Left and right, east and west -- Inside/outside -- The vertical axis -- The iconography of sacred space -- Orchestra and theatron -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
34984314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780521462686
Lccn
96028237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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