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Acting Greek Tragedy

By Graham Ley

Acting Greek Tragedy
Hardback, 255 pages £50.00
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9780859898928
Format: 204mm x 134mm
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Paperback, 255 pages £15.00
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9780859898935
Format: 204mm x 134mm
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PDF, 255 pages £12.00
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9780859899734
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ISBN: 9780859899871
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Subjects: Classical Studies and Ancient History, Performance


Acting Greek Tragedy explores the dynamics of physical interaction and the dramaturgical construction of scenes in ancient Greek tragedy. Ley argues that spatial distinctions between ancient and modern theatres are not significant, as core dramatic energy can be placed successfully in either context.

Guiding commentary on selected passages from Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides illuminates the problems involved with performing monologue, dialogue, scenes requiring three actors, and scenes with properties. A companion website - actinggreektragedy.com - offers recorded illustrations of scenes from the Workshops.

What the book offers is a practical approach to the preparation of Greek scripts for performance. The translations used have all been tested in workshops, with those of Euripides newly composed for this book.



The companion website can be found here: www.actinggreektragedy.com







Preface

Introduction

First Workshop: Monologues

Second Workshop: Dialogues

Third Workshop: Three-actor Scenes

Fourth Workshop: Properties

Last Thoughts: Looking Back, and Forwards

Thanks

Notes on the Recordings

Index of Greek names and characters

General Index



‘[…] the book will be invaluable to anyone considering staging a Greek tragedy’ (Terry Walsh, Classics for All Reviews, https://classicsforallreviews.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/acting-greek-tragedy/, 18.05.15)



Graham Ley is Professor Emeritus of Drama and Theory, University of Exeter. He has taught drama at the University of London and Greek literature in Auckland, New Zealand. He is the author of A Short Introduction to the Ancient Greek Theater (2nd edition, 2006) and The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy (2007).



Acting Greek Tragedy
Acting Greek Tragedy - Hardback cover



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 255 pages
ISBN:
 9780859898928
Format:
 204mm x 134mm

Binding:
 Paperback , 255 pages
ISBN:
 9780859898935
Format:
 204mm x 134mm

Binding:
 PDF , 255 pages
ISBN:
 9780859899734

Binding:
 EPUB , 255 pages
ISBN:
 9780859899871

BIC Code:
 AN, ANC, ANF, DSG
BISAC Code:
  LIT013000, PER001000, PER011000, PER011010
Imprint:
 University of Exeter Press


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