Tragedy in Athens

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Author  David Wiles
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   August 28, 1999
ISBN  0521666155
Pages  244

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David Wiles explores the performance of tragedy as a spatial practice specific to Athenian culture, at once religious and political. After reviewing controversies and archaeological data regarding the fifth-century performance space, Wiles turns to the chorus and shows how dance mapped out the space for the purposes of any given play. He shows how performance as a whole was organized and, through informative diagrams and accessible analyses, brings the theater of Greek tragedy to life.

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