Title: Drama and Opera; Their History, Literature ...
Publisher: The Athenian Society. (1903). London.
Publication Date: 1903
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
12 volumes, limited to 750 copies. Front covers have abundant gilt decorations. Illustrations, some in color. Page tops are gilt. Some unopened pages. Page sides and bottoms are uncut. Volumes 9 & 10 have damp stains along bottom edge of covers and pages; on a few pages stain extends along part of the leading edge. From the Prologue: "For nearly three thousand years the drama has been to the world one of its chief sources, not only of entertainment, but of culture and education." "It is the design of this work to present an adequate account of the varying forms of this time-honored art from its rude beginnings to its present spectacular, if not always intellectual, perfection. The most brilliant gems of the playwrights of every nation, ancient and modern, will evoke the admiration of the reader. From the classic land of Greece we summon the mighty shades of the lofty, grave tragedians, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the irresistible mirth of Aristophanes. From the dramatic literature of Rome we present the plays of Plautus and Terence." "Before reaching the modern period, some attention is given to the Christian religious drama, with its Miracle, Mystery and Passion plays.". Bookseller Inventory # 2746
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