Greek and Roman Actors: Aspects of an Ancient Profession
Cambridge University Press, Sep 26, 2002 - History - 510 pages
This series of twenty complementary essays by experts in the field explores the art, social status, reputation and image of the ancient actor in the Greek and Roman worlds, from the sixth century B.C. to the Byzantine period. It covers tragedy, comedy, mime and pantomime and offers a full overview of the most important ancient evidence. In some essays new questions are asked, and in others, completely new evidence is offered. Numerous illustrations are included and all Greek and Latin passages are translated.
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The musicians among the actors
The use of the body by actors in tragedy and satyrplay
Towards a reconstruction of performance style
the limits of realism
Looking for the actors art in Aristotle
Acting action and words in New Comedy
the ideology of Hellenistic performance
Nothing to do with the technītai of Dionysus?
Female entertainers in late antiquity
evidence and problems
Actor as icon
text and performance in
Orator andet actor
The subjectivity of Greek performance
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