A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama
Copyright © 2005 Ian C. Storey and Arlene Allan
Author(s): Ian C. Storey, Arlene Allan
Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405102148
Online ISBN: 9780470776209
About this Book
This Blackwell Guide introduces ancient Greek drama, which flourished principally in Athens from the sixth century BC to the third century BC.
- A broad-ranging and systematically organised introduction to ancient Greek drama.
- Discusses all three genres of Greek drama - tragedy, comedy, and satyr play.
- Provides overviews of the five surviving playwrights - Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and brief entries on lost playwrights.
- Covers contextual issues such as: the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theatre; the relationship between drama and the worship of Dionysos; the political dimension; and how to read and watch Greek drama.
- Includes 46 one-page synopses of each of the surviving plays.