Imagining Reperformance in Ancient Culture: Studies in the Traditions of Drama and Lyric

TitleImagining Reperformance in Ancient Culture: Studies in the Traditions of Drama and Lyric
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
EditorHunter, R, Uhlig, AS
Ancient AuthorsAristophanes Comic. (TLG 0019), Bacchylides Lyr. (TLG 0199), Pindarus Lyr. (TLG 0033), Sophocles Trag. (TLG 0011)
Series TitleCambridge classical studies
Number of Pages xii + 337 pp.
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge
ISBN9781107151475
Abstract

This book offers a series of studies of the idea and practice of reperformance as it affects ancient lyric poetry and drama. Special attention is paid to the range of phenomena which fall under the heading 'reperformance', to how poets use both the reality and the 'imaginary' of reperformance to create a deep temporal sense in their work and to how audiences use their knowledge of reperformance conditions to interpret what they see and hear. The studies range in scope from Pindar and fifth-century tragedy and comedy to the choral performances and reconstructions of the Imperial Age. All chapters are informed by recent developments in performance studies, and all Greek and Latin is translated. [https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/classical-studies/classical-literature/imagining-reperformance-ancient-culture-studies-traditions-drama-and-lyric?format=HB]

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BMCR 2018.06.41 Maxime Pierre

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