Greek Tragic Theatre

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Author  Rush Rehm
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   October 21, 1994
ISBN  0415118948
Pages  180

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Emphasizing the political nature of Greek tragedy, as theatre of, by and for the polis, Rush Rehm characterizes Athens as a performance culture; one in which the theatre stood alongside other public forums as a place to confront matters of import. In treating the various social, religious and practical aspects of tragic production, he shows how these elements promoted a vision of the theatre as integral to the life of the city - a theatre focussed on the audience.

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