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Greek Tragic Theatre

By Rush Rehm

Routledge – 1994 – 184 pages

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    978-0-415-11894-1
    September 29th 1994
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    978-0-415-04831-6
    July 8th 1992
    Out-of-print

Description

Emphasizing the political nature of Greek tragedy, as theatre of, by and for the polis, Rush Rehm characterizes Athens as a performance culture; one in which the theatre stood alongside other public forums as a place to confront matters of import. In treating the various social, religious and practical aspects of tragic production, he shows how these elements promoted a vision of the theatre as integral to the life of the city - a theatre focussed on the audience.

Reviews

'The dramatic qualities of the plays which Rehm has selected as examples are carefully brought out by someone who clearly has a feel for both theatre and language.' - Theatre Research International

`A first class introduction to Greek tragedy…this book makes excellent reading for anyone interested in Greek tragedy: essential for all those new to the subject, but immensely valuable to everyone for its vivid and continual reminders of the realities of production.' - Greece and Rome

Name: Greek Tragic Theatre (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Rush Rehm. Emphasizing the political nature of Greek tragedy, as theatre of, by and for the polis, Rush Rehm characterizes Athens as a performance culture; one in which the theatre stood alongside other public forums as a place to confront matters of import. In...
Categories: Theatre & Performance Studies, Theatre History, Roman History & Culture