Table of contents for Greek theatre in context / Eric Dugdale.


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1 The genres of performance                              1
Dithyramb                                          1
Tragedy                                            4
Satyr-play                                         8
Comedy                                            11
Drama outside Athens                              19
Other genres of performance                       22
2  The festivals                                        24
Rural Dionysia                                    24
City Dionysia                                     25
Lenaea                                            28
Organizing the performances                       28
Rehearsals                                        39
The proagon                                       39
Judges                                            41
Victor lists                                      44
3  The theatre                                          47
The Theatre of Dionysus at Athens                 48
Other theatres                                    53
Greek theatre and the proscenium theatre          56
Elements of the theatre                           59
4  The chorus                                           74
The chorus in tragedy                             75
The chorus in satyr-play                          87
The chorus in Old Comedy                          91
The chorus in New Comedy                          95
Music                                             95
5  The actors                                          101
Dramatic action                                  102
Stage props                                      109
Masks                                            114
Costume                                          124
Actors and the rise of the acting profession     131
6  The audience                                        133
Audience size                                    134
Audience composition                             134
Seating arrangements                             138
The City Dionysia as an international event      143
Playing to the audience                          145
Audience response                                149
Theatre and everyday life                        155
7  The playwrights                                     158
Aeschylus                                        158
Sophocles                                        163
Euripides                                        169
Aristophanes                                     177
Menander                                         183
Recommended reading                                    191



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Greek drama History and criticism, Theater Greece History To 500