Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BC

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Eric Csapo, Hans Rupprecht Goette, J. Richard Green, Peter Wilson
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, 18.06.2014 - 590 Seiten

Age-old scholarly dogma holds that the death of serious theatre went hand-in-hand with the 'death' of the city-state and that the fourth century BC ushered in an era of theatrical mediocrity offering shallow entertainment to a depoliticised citizenry. The traditional view of fourth-century culture is encouraged and sustained by the absence of dramatic texts in anything more than fragments. Until recently, little attention was paid to an enormous array of non-literary evidence attesting, not only the sustained vibrancy of theatrical culture, but a huge expansion of theatre throughout (and even beyond) the Greek world. Epigraphic, historiographic, iconographic and archaeological evidence indicates that the fourth century BC was an age of exponential growth in theatre. It saw: the construction of permanent stone theatres across and beyond the Mediterranean world; the addition of theatrical events to existing festivals; the creation of entirely new contexts for drama; and vast investment, both public and private, in all areas of what was rapidly becoming a major 'industry'. This is the first book to explore all the evidence for fourth century ancient theatre: its architecture, drama, dissemination, staging, reception, politics, social impact, finance and memorialisation.

 

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Old and New Perspectives on FourthCentury Theatre
1
Christina Papastamativon Moock
15
Hans Rupprecht Goette
77
JeanCharles Moretti
107
Oliver Taplin
141
Sebastiana Nervegna
157
Johanna Hanink
189
Andrew Hartwig
207
Zachary Biles Jed Thorn
295
Edward G D Robinson
319
J Richard Green
333
David Braund Edith Hall
371
Eric Csapo Peter Wilson
393
Benjamin W Millis
425
Illustration Credit
465
Indices
527

Eoghan Moloney
231
Brigitte Le Guen
244
Vayos Liapis
275
List of Contributors
575
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Über den Autor (2014)

H. R. Goette, University of Giessen, DAI; E. Csapo, P. Wilson, University of Sydney; J. R. Green, University of Sydneyand of London.

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