Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater

Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater

Author(s): Eric Csapo

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405135368

Online ISBN: 9781444318036

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318036

About this Book

Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater examines actors and their popular reception from the origins of theater in Classical Greece to the Roman Empire

  • Presents a highly original viewpoint into several new and contested fields of study
  • Offers the first systematic survey of evidence for the spread of theater outside Athens and the impact of the expansion of theater upon actors and dramatic literature
  • Addresses a study of the privatization of theater and reveals how it was driven by political interests
  • Challenges preconceived notions about theater history

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