|Storey, Ian C. / Allan, Arlene|
A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama
Blackwell Guides to Classical Literature
1. Edition December 2004
2004. 336 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-0214-8 - John Wiley & Sons
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This Blackwell Guide introduces ancient Greek drama, which flourished principally in Athens from the sixth century BC to the third century BC.
* A broad-ranging and systematically organised introduction to ancient Greek drama.
* Discusses all three genres of Greek drama - tragedy, comedy, and satyr play.
* Provides overviews of the five surviving playwrights - Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and brief entries on lost playwrights.
* Covers contextual issues such as: the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theatre; the relationship between drama and the worship of Dionysos; the political dimension; and how to read and watch Greek drama.
* Includes 46 one-page synopses of each of the surviving plays.
From the contents
List of Figures.
List of Maps and Plans.
1. Aspects of Ancient Greek Drama.
2. Greek Tragedy.
3. The Satyr-Play.
4. Greek Comedy.
5. Approaching Greek Drama.
6. Play Synopses.