In this pioneering study Edith Hall explores the numerous different ways in which we can understand the relationship between the real, social world in which the Athenians lived and the theatrical roles that they invented. In twelve studies of role types and the theatrical conventions that contributed to their creation - including women in childbirth, drowning barbarians, horny satyrs, allegorical representations of Comedy, peasant farmers, tragic masks, and solo sung arias - she advances the argument that the interface between ancient Greek drama and social reality must be understood as a complicated and incessant process of mutual cross-pollination.
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Edith Hall is Professor of Classics and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Co-Director, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at the University of Oxford.
"Hall combines thorough scholarship with a lively and fresh style of writing that keeps the reader's interest. Highly recommended." --Choice
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Publisher's dark blue cloth-bound hardback; in new condition: firm and square with bright gilt lettering; looks unread. Complete with original dustjacket; neat and sharp, not showing any tears or chips. Contents crisp, tight and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in very presentable condition. Bookseller Inventory # 090348
Book Description Book Condition: New. Oxford University Press, 2006. 494p. Hardback. .the papers are so interesting to follow and offer so many juxtapositions and ideas as they proceed, they are both enjoyable and valuable Ruth Scodel, The Classical Review 15/05/2009 (Publisher's information). Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Bookseller Inventory # 43139
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