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Imagining Reperformance in Ancient Culture: Studies in the Traditions of Drama and Lyric (Cambridge Classical Studies)

ISBN: 9781107151475
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2017-06-30
Number of pages: 320
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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.

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