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Contents Preface Scope of the Book Rationale for the Diagrams and Drawings Further Comments and Acknowledgments 1 THE PLAYING SPACE The Scripts and the Playing Space The Surviving Tragedies of Aeschylus and Early Tragic Performance Choros, Actors/Characters, and Playing Space in the Earlier Tragedies of Aeschylus Persians Suppliants Seven against Thebes Composition for the Playing Space in Aeschylus¿s Oresteia Agamemnon Libation Bearers Eumenides Realizing the Tragic Playing Space after Aeschylus Altars and Tombs in the Playing Space after Aeschylus Performers and Vehicles in the Playing Space Three Kinds of Vocal Delivery in Tragedy Movement and Dancing in the Playing Space Actors/Characters and Choros: Chanting, Singing and Dancing in the Playing Space Appendix A: Chronology of the Surviving Plays 2 THE CHORUS The Choros in Epic Composition for the Choros Music: Meter or Measure, Melody, and Mode Meter Melody and Modes Dancing Strophe, Antistrophe, and Choreia Dithyrambs The Theatrical Choroi: Definitions and Distinctions Appendix B: Time Line for Chapter Two Conclusion References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Greece -- History -- To 500.
Drama -- Technique.