Ancient Drama in Performance
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CLST 094. Ancient Drama in Performance


What does it mean to study the performance of plays that were composed and staged more than two thousand years ago? How is this approach different from simply reading the texts? Focusing on Greek and Roman tragedy, comedy, and satyr plays (all of which we will read in English translation), we will examine approaches to ancient drama that emphasize its performance, including historical and cultural conditions; the physical realities of ancient theaters; staging conventions; acting and actors; and the various ways in which Greek and Roman plays are continually rediscovered and reinvented through modern performances on stage and screen.
May be taken for 1 credit with permission from the instructor.
Humanities.
2 credits.
Spring 2018. Lefkowitz.
Catalog chapter: Classics  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/classics


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