Greek Tragedy in Action

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Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated, 1978 - History - 203 pages
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This book attempts to reinstate the works of Greek Tragedy as plays rather than just texts to be read. Taplin concentrates on three plays each by Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides to do this.

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Greek Tragedy in Action, about the role of physical movement and interaction in the presentation and understand of ancient Greek tragic drama, is the best book I know on the subject. Also, the only book I know on the subject. Read full review

Review: Greek Tragedy In Action

User Review  - Goodreads

Greek Tragedy in Action, about the role of physical movement and interaction in the presentation and understand of ancient Greek tragic drama, is the best book I know on the subject. Also, the only book I know on the subject. Read full review

About the author (1978)

Oliver Taplin is Professor of Classics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is a specialist on the interpretation of Greek drama through performance in both ancient and modern times. His books include Greek Tragedy in Action, Homeric Soundings and
Comic Angels, a ground-breaking study of Greek comedy and vase-painting.

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