Item description for Aristophanes in Performance 421 BC- AD 2007: Peace, Birds and Frogs (Legenda Main Series) (Legenda Main Series) (Legenda Main Series) by Edith Hall...
Flying to Heaven to demand an end to war, building Cloudcuckooland in the sky, descending to Hades to retrieve a dead tragedian such were the cosmic missions on which Aristophanes, the father of comedy, sent his heroes of the classical Athenian stage. The wit, intellectual bravura, political clout and sheer imaginative power of Aristophanes' quest dramas have profoundly influenced humorous literature and satire, but this volume, which originated at an international conference held at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at Oxford University in 2004, is the first interdisciplinary study of their seminal contribution to the evolution of comic performance. Interdisciplinary essays by specialists in Classics, Theatre, and Modern Literatures trace the international performance history of Aristophanic comedy, and its implication in aesthetic and political controversies, from antiquity to the twenty-first century. The story encompasses Jonson's satire, Cromwell's Ireland, German classicism, British Imperial India, censorship scandals in France, Greece and South Africa, Brechtian experiments in East Berlin, and musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan to Stephen Sondheim.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.76" Width: 6.93" Height: 1.02" Weight: 2.34 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2007
ISBN 1904350615 ISBN13 9781904350613
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Edith Hall is one of Britain s foremost classicists, having held posts at the universities of Royal Holloway, Cambridge, Durham, Reading, and Oxford. She is the author and editor of more than a dozen works on the ancient world. She teaches at King s College London and lives in Gloucestershire.
Edith Hall currently resides in Gloucestershire. Edith Hall was born in 1959 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Somerville College, Oxford Kings College London Kings College London R.
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