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Precursors, Precedents, Pretexts: The Institutions of Greco-Roman Theatre and the Development of European Opera

Roger Savage

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the roles of four ‘institutions’ of ancient theatre: the singing of actors on the ancient stage; the presence behind that stage of a controlling or enabling figure; the shaping ... More


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