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Author Wyles, Rosie

Title Costume in Greek tragedy / Rosie Wyles

Publ Info London : Bristol Classical Press, 2011
 CCRI-Warwick  GT550 .W95 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GT550 .W95 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-147) and index
Contents The visual evidence for tragic costume -- Practicalities -- Semiotics and the language of tragic costume -- Costume in action -- Costume and theatrical discourse -- Translating costume across cultures
Note "Costume in Greek Tragedy is the first book-length survey of tragic costume to be published in almost fifty years. The core of the book focuses on tragic costume in its original performance context of fifth-century Athens, but the implications of subsequent uses in Roman and modern performances are also discussed. Most importantly, the reader is invited to think about how tragic costume worked as a language in ancient performance and was manipulated physically and verbally in order to create meaning. The major aspects of this language are explored through the examination of costume in a range of ancient tragedies, including Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Sophocles' Electra, and Euripides' Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae"--Back cover
LC subject Costume -- Greece -- History
Theater -- Greece -- History
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism
ISBN 9780715639450 (pbk.)
0715639455 (pbk.)