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Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Emmanuela Bakola

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cratinus, one of the great lost poets of fifth-century Athenian comedy and a canonical author of the classical world, had a formative influence on the comic genre, including Aristophanes himself. In ... More


Production and Imagination

Emmanuela Bakola

in Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 explores dramaturgical and stagecraft aspects of Cratinus' comedies. First it discusses the construction and use of dramatic space in Odysseis, Plutoi, Nemesis, and Seriphioi, especially ... More


Exploring The History of Cardenio in Performance

David Carnegie and Lori Leigh

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses what was learned by the two directors of the first full production of Gary Taylor’s ‘creative reconstruction’ entitled The History of Cardenio. Performed at Victoria University ... More


Paracomedy: Appropriations of Comedy in Greek Tragedy

Craig Jendza

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190090937
eISBN:
9780190090968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090937.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Paracomedy: Appropriations of Comedy in Greek Tragedy is the first book that examines how ancient Greek tragedy engages with the genre of comedy. While scholars frequently study paratragedy (how ... More


The Magical Metropolis

Melissa Dickson

in Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443647
eISBN:
9781474477055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443647.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to the science of stagecraft, and to the endless recreations and adaptations of the wonders, magic, and treasures of the Arabian Nights that took place within the shows culture of ... More


Sets and the City: Staging London and Oliver Twist

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter tracks multiple ways in which Oliver Twist and London’s cityscape were adapted for the stage in the late 1830s. It argues that London was a flexible frame through which the audience’s ... More


The Vilna Years of Jakub Rotbaum

Anna Hannowa

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Jakub Rotbaum (1901–1994), artistic director and principal producer of the Vilna Troupe from 1929 to 1936. The Vilna Troupe was the best-known Jewish theatre company in Europe, ... More


Inscriptions on the Attic Stage

Julia Lougovaya

in Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665747
eISBN:
9780191758201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665747.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Over the last twenty years, the semantics and dramatic significance of references to writing in Athenian drama, on the one hand, and the importance of space articulation, on the other, have been the ... More


Beginning at the beginning

Steve Sohmer

in Reading Shakespeare's mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526113276
eISBN:
9781526124265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113276.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explains why Twelfth Night must begin with 1.2 rather than 1.1, and cites eighteenth- to nineteenth-century productions as conclusive evidence.


Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Patrick Kragelund

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book first examines the fragmentary evidence for Roman historical dramas (praetextae), from 200 BC down to 100 AD. Discussion centres on the genre’s kinship with tragedy as well as on generic ... More


Moral Stagecraft

Karen Stohr

in Minding the Gap: Moral Ideals and Moral Improvement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190867522
eISBN:
9780190867553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867522.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter provides an account of how social practices and conventions are used to build moral neighborhoods. It draws on Erving Goffman’s dramaturgical picture of human interaction to describe how ... More


Debuts and learning the craft

Janice Norwood

in Victorian touring actresses: Crossing boundaries and negotiating the cultural landscape

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526133328
eISBN:
9781526155467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526133335.00007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter illustrates various routes into the dramatic profession in the Victorian period and analyses the potential advantages of different means of learning acting and stagecraft through ... More


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