There are 6 critical essays on Theatre of ancient Greece.
Critical Essays on Theatre of ancient Greece
Critical Essay by Peter D. Arnott
11,953 words, approx. 40 pages
In the following essay, Arnott contends that, because actors played multiple roles in the same production, some continuity in Greek theater was provided by the mask and costume, but that any given dramatic situation was meant to be taken essentially in isolation.
Critical Essay by A. E. Haigh
11,843 words, approx. 40 pages
In the following excerpt, Haigh describes the festivals celebrating Dionysus, particularly their drama contests.
Critical Essay by J. R. Green
10,110 words, approx. 34 pages
In the following essay, Green examines the transition of Greece from an oral society to a combined oral and written one, the social function of the theater in this environment, and factors contributing to the success of drama.
Critical Essay by David Wiles
8,119 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following essay, Wiles examines the position of women in Greek democracy, in ritual, and as characters in plays, and summarizes assorted feminist critiques of Greek tragedy.
Critical Essay by Leo Aylen
6,012 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following essay, Aylen traces the development of Greek theater, including the effect of military defeats and changing religious attitudes.
Critical Essay by Clifford Ashby
5,277 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following essay, Ashby argues that the relatively few surviving Greek plays are not necessarily representative and nor are they likely the best theatrically, and that much of what has been written about Greek theater in ancient times is given too much credence by modern scholars.
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