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Author Hart, Mary Louise.

Title The art of ancient Greek theater / Mary Louise Hart ; with contributions by J. Michael Walton ... [et al.].

Imprint Los Angeles, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  792.0938 H251a 2010    ---  Available
Description viii, 168 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition on view in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Aug. 26, 2010-Jan. 3, 2011.
Summary The Art of Ancient Greek Theater considers the vibrant imprint that ancient Greek tragedy and comedy left on the visual arts of classical Greece. Theatrical performance as we know it originated in the mid-sixth century B.C. with choral dances held in honor of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine and patron of the theater. The great tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, as well as the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander are preserved as some of the world's most renowned literature and have formed the basis for theater performance as it is still practiced. Beyond being popular in their day, these plays inspired an array of lively paintings and sculpture, and those works represent, in some cases, the only evidence we have of some of the plays from ancient Greece.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-160) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Greek theater and its performance. Playing tradition / J. Michael Walton -- Choral dance in archaic Athens / Mary Louise Hart -- Actors, chorus, and masks / J. Michael Walton -- Theater masks / Agnes Schwarzmaier.
Pt. 2. Tragedy and the satyr play. Visuality and Performance / Francois Lissarrague -- Tragedy and Iconography / Mary Louise Hart -- Erinyes / Francois Lissarrague -- Satyr Play / Francois Lissarrague.
Pt. 3. Comedy. Comedy vases from Magna Graecia / Martine Denoyelle -- Middle comedy figurines of actors / H. A. Shapiro -- Social and Domestic Drama / J. Michael Walton -- Actors From Tomb C of Myrina / Neguine Mathieux.
Subject Theater in art -- Exhibitions.
Theater -- Greece -- History -- To 500 -- Exhibitions.
Art, Greek -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Walton, J. Michael, 1939-
J. Paul Getty Museum.
ISBN 9781606060377 (hardcover)
1606060376 (hardcover)

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