By Graham Ley
Drawing on facts from the surviving texts of tragedies via Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, Ley explains how scenes with actors have been performed within the open flooring of the orchestra, frequently regarded as solely the dancing position of the refrain. In reviewing what's recognized of the song and dance of Greek antiquity, Ley is going directly to express that during the unique productions the event of the chorus—expressed in music and dance and in interplay with the characters—remained a necessary attribute within the functionality of tragedy.
Combining exact research with broader reflections concerning the nature of historical Greek tragedy as an paintings shape, this volume—supplemented with a sequence of illustrative drawings and diagrams—will be an important addition to the bookshelf of a person attracted to literature, theater, or classical studies.
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