By Ian C. Storey, Arlene Allan
This Blackwell consultant introduces historical Greek drama, which flourished largely in Athens from the 6th century BC to the 3rd century BC.A broad-ranging and systematically organised creation to historic Greek drama. Discusses all 3 genres of Greek drama – tragedy, comedy, and satyr play. presents overviews of the 5 surviving playwrights – Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and short entries on misplaced playwrights. Covers contextual concerns resembling: the origins of dramatic artwork types; the conventions of the gala's and the theatre; the connection among drama and the worship of Dionysos; the political measurement; and the way to learn and watch Greek drama. contains forty six one-page synopses of every of the surviving performs.
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On the other side of the ledger we must reiterate that the plays as we have them have little to do with Dionysos. Scott Scullion (2002) estimates that only about 4 percent of the plays we know about were concerned with Dionysos. He is not the god most often mentioned in the plays – that honor belongs to Zeus. He is at times invoked by the chorus in their songs, but so too are other gods. The evidence for dramatic production in other cities shows that drama was not elsewhere restricted to the worship of Dionysos.
For Vernant Dionysos was the god who crosses the boundaries and confuses reality and illusion, who makes us lose in his collective our self-consciousness and identity of self. Tragedy is appropriately Dionysiac when we suspend our disbelief in watching the drama and enter a world of fiction and mimesis (representation), a world presided over by the mask behind which individual identity is hidden. Simon Goldhill among many other modern critics saw the essence of tragedy as political, as part of a civic discourse in the fifth century, where one’s assumptions and ideas are challenged.
A visible sign of a choregos’ triumph was the erection of a permanent memorial to display the bronze tripod awarded to the winning choregos. These tripods were large (some over three meters high) and expensive (costing over 1,000 drachmas), and were dedicated by mounting them on a stone base, with an inscription commemorating the event. We know that the main street leading from the agora around the north-east slope of the Acropolis to the east (main) entrance of the theater was called “Street of the Tripods,” and that it was one of the most prominent and favored walking areas of Athens.
A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama (Blackwell Guides to Classical Literature) by Ian C. Storey, Arlene Allan