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The Resource Nothing to Do with Dionysos? : Athenian Drama in Its Social Context, (electronic resource)

Nothing to Do with Dionysos? : Athenian Drama in Its Social Context, (electronic resource)

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Nothing to Do with Dionysos? : Athenian Drama in Its Social Context
Title
Nothing to Do with Dionysos?
Title remainder
Athenian Drama in Its Social Context
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eng
Summary
"The more we learn about the original production of tragedies and comedies in Athens, the more it seems wrong even to call them plays in the modern sense of the word," write the editors in this collection of critically diverse and innovative essays aimed at restoring the social context of ancient Greek drama. Theatrical productions, which included music and dancing, were civic events in honour of the god Dionysos and were attended by a politically stratified community, whose delegates handled all details from the seating arrangements to the qualifications of choral competitors. The growing complexity of these performances may have provoked the Athenian saying "nothing to do with Dionysos", implying that theatre had lost its exclusive focus on its patron. This collection considers how individual plays and groups of dramas pertained to the concerns of the body politic and how these issues were presented in the conventions of the stage and as centrepieces of civic ceremonies. [Book jacket]
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Winkler, John J
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Zeitlin, Froma I
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  • Dionysus
  • Dionysus
  • Dionysos
  • Greek drama
  • Literature and society
  • Theater
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Social problems in literature
  • Dionysia
  • Dionysia
  • Greek drama
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social conditions
  • Social problems in literature
  • Theater
  • Greece
  • Dionysos (Divinité grecque)
  • Théâtre grec
  • Théâtre grec
  • Théâtre
  • Problèmes sociaux dans la littérature
  • Littérature et société
  • Athènes (Grèce) dans la littérature
  • Dionysies
  • Athènes (Grèce)
  • Toneel
  • Grieks
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Théâtre
  • Théâtre grec
Label
Nothing to Do with Dionysos? : Athenian Drama in Its Social Context, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The Theater of the Polis -- The Ephebes' Song: Tragoidia and Polis -- Playing the Other: Theater, Theatricality, and the Feminine in Greek Drama -- The Great Dionysia and Civic Ideology -- Thebes: Theater of Self and Society in Athenian Drama -- Kreousa the Autochthon: A Study of Euripides' Ion -- An Anthropology of Euripides' Kyklops -- Why Satyrs Are Good to Represent -- Drama, Political Rhetoric, and the Discourse of Athenian Democracy
  • The Demos and the Comic Competition -- Drama and Community: Aristophanes and Some of His Rivals -- Making Space Speak -- The ""Interior"" Voice: On the Invention of Silent Reading -- The Idea of the Actor -- Notes on Contributors -- Index of Passages Discussed -- General Index
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on1164493275
Extent
1 online resource (438 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691215891
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JSTOR
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22573/ctv132htm5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1164493275
Label
Nothing to Do with Dionysos? : Athenian Drama in Its Social Context, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The Theater of the Polis -- The Ephebes' Song: Tragoidia and Polis -- Playing the Other: Theater, Theatricality, and the Feminine in Greek Drama -- The Great Dionysia and Civic Ideology -- Thebes: Theater of Self and Society in Athenian Drama -- Kreousa the Autochthon: A Study of Euripides' Ion -- An Anthropology of Euripides' Kyklops -- Why Satyrs Are Good to Represent -- Drama, Political Rhetoric, and the Discourse of Athenian Democracy
  • The Demos and the Comic Competition -- Drama and Community: Aristophanes and Some of His Rivals -- Making Space Speak -- The ""Interior"" Voice: On the Invention of Silent Reading -- The Idea of the Actor -- Notes on Contributors -- Index of Passages Discussed -- General Index
Control code
on1164493275
Extent
1 online resource (438 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691215891
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv132htm5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1164493275

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