This text investigates the history of performance in the classical Greek and Roman world. From the earliest examples of dramatic presentation in the epic cycles to the latter days of the Roman Empire and beyond, this companion covers many aspects of these broad presentational societies including acting traditions; masks; properties; playing places; festivals; religion and drama; comedy and society; commodity; the dramatic legacy of myth and the modern media.
A comprehensive critical introduction to Roman comedy and its reception. This book defines the fundamentals of Roman comedy by examining its literary and comic technique as well as its stagecraft and music, tracing the genre's influence through the centuries.
This anthology provides a stimulating overview of the entire genre, including its various subtypes (tragedy, praetexta, comedy, togata, mime) and its historical development. This text documents the history of an interesting and exciting literary genre from its beginnings to the modern period.
This collection places Roman plays into context. With contributions by an international team of scholars, discussing single plays or Roman dramatic genres (comedy, tragedy, praetexta, from Republican and imperial periods) in contexts such as the literary tradition, the relationship to works in other literary genres, the historical and social situation, the intellectual background or the later reception.
This book discusses the origins of Roman drama and the historical, social and institutional backgrounds of all the dramatic genres to be found during the Republic (tragedy, praetexta, comedy, togata, Atellana, mime and pantomime). Possible general characteristics are identified, and attention is paid to the nature of and developments in the various genres. The clear structure and full bibliography also ensure that the book has value as a source of reference for students and scholars of Latin literature and ancient drama.