Performance in Greek and Roman Theatre

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George William Mallory Harrison, Vaios Liapēs, Vayos Liapis
BRILL, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 590 pages
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This series has existed for the past 50 years. It provides a forum for the publication of well over 300 scholarly works on all aspects of the ancient world, including inscriptions, papyri, language, the history of material culture and mentality, the history of peoples and institutions, but also latterly the classical tradition, for example, neo-latin literature and the history of Classical scholarship.
  

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Contents

Introduction Making Sense of Ancient Performance
1
OPSIS PROPS SCENE
43
GM Sifakis The Misunderstanding of Opsis in Aristotles Poetics
45
The Right Use of Opsis
63
Greek Drama Comparator Traditions and the Analysis of Stage Objects
77
An Overview
89
JP Small Skenographia in Brief
111
GREEK TRAGEDY
129
G Ley Rehearsing Aristophanes
291
ROME AND EMPIRE
309
R Cowan Havent I Seen You before Somewhere? Optical Allusions in Republican Tragedy
311
The Scenic Games of L Anicius Gallus and the Aesthetics of Greek and Roman Performance
343
Setting Performance and Perception Within the miseenscne of the Roman House
361
D Dutsch Towards a Roman Theory of Theatrical Gesture
409
AK Petrides Lucians On Dance and the Poetics of the Pantomime Mask
433
Visualising Myth in the Roman Empire
451

AJ Podlecki Aeschylean Opsis
131
psefon d Oresthi tend ego prostesomai
149
Aeschylus Eumenides and the Topography of Opsis
161
R Wyles Heracles Costume from Euripides Heracles to Pantomime Performance
181
Props in Sophocles Philoctetes and Ajax
199
RC Ketterer Skene Altar and Image in Euripides Iphigenia among the Taurians
217
V Liapis Staging Rhesus
235
GREEK COMEDY
255
CW Marshall Three Actors in Old Comedy Again
257
Costume and Identity in Cratinus Thracian Women fr 73 and Cratinus techniques of political satire
279
INTEGRATING OPSIS
475
GA Kovacs Stringed Instruments in FifthCentury Drama
477
Matthias Langhoffs Sparagmos of Euripides Bacchae 1997
501
Archaeological Models for the Actor
517
Bibliography
535
Index of Subjects
579
Index of Passages
586
Index of Greek Words
591
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About the author (2013)

Vayos Liapis, Ph.D. (1997) in Classics, University of Glasgow, is Associate Professor of Theatre at the Open University of Cyprus. He has published extensively on Greek literature, especially tragedy; his latest book is A Commentary on the 'Rhesus' Attributed to Euripides (Oxford University Press, 2012).George W.M. Harrison, Ph.D. (1985) in Classics and Archaeology, Johns Hopkins University, is Assistant Professor of Classics at Concordia where he also teaches in Art History. He is active in productions in the Theatre Department. He has written extensively on Roman imperial tragedy and satyr drama.Contributors: Vayos Liapis, George W.M. Harrison, Costas Panayotakis, Grigoris M. Sifakis, David Konstan, Martin Revermann, Robert Tordoff, Jocelyn Penny Small, A. J. Podlecki, Geoff Bakewell, Peter Meineck, Rosie Wyles, Judith Fletcher, Robert Ketterer, C. W. Marshall, Jeffrey Rusten, Graham Ley, Robert Cowan, George Fredric Franko, Richard Beacham, Dorota Dutsch, A. K. Petrides, Edith Hall, George Kovacs, Gonda Van Steen, and Fiona Macintosh.