Theater Outside Athens: Drama in Greek Sicily and South Italy Kathryn Bosher

ISBN: 9781139512022

Published: July 26th 2012

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456 pages


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Theater Outside Athens: Drama in Greek Sicily and South Italy  by  Kathryn Bosher

Theater Outside Athens: Drama in Greek Sicily and South Italy by Kathryn Bosher
July 26th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 456 pages | ISBN: 9781139512022 | 7.33 Mb

This volume brings together archeologists, art historians, philologists, literary scholars, political scientists and historians to articulate the ways in which western Greek theater was distinct from that of the Greek mainland and, at the same time,MoreThis volume brings together archeologists, art historians, philologists, literary scholars, political scientists and historians to articulate the ways in which western Greek theater was distinct from that of the Greek mainland and, at the same time, to investigate how the two traditions interacted. The papers intersect and build on each other in their pursuit of a number of shared questions and themes: the place of theater in the cultural life of Sicilian and South Italian colonial cities- theater as a method of cultural self-identification- shared mythological themes in performance texts and theatrical vase-painting- and the reflection and analysis of Sicilian and South Italian theater in the work of Athenian philosophers and playwrights.

Together, the essays explore central problems in the study of western Greek theater. By gathering a range of perspectives and methods, this volume offers the first wide-ranging examination of this hitherto neglected history.



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