The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy: Playing Space and Chorus

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Ancient Greek tragedy has been an inspiration to Western culture, but the way it was first performed has long remained in question. In "The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy," Graham Ley provides an illuminating discussion of key issues relating to the use of the playing space and the nature of the chorus, offering a distinctive impression of the performance of Greek tragedy in the fifth century BCE. Drawing on evidence from the surviving texts of tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, Ley explains how scenes with ...

The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy: Playing Space and Chorus 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226477572

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