Greek theatre in the 1980s /
by Thomas H. Gressler.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1989.
xiii, 191 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0899504116 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1989.
0899504116 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 183-185.
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Appeared in Choice on 1989-12:
While focusing upon contemporary theories and techniques, Gressler also offers insight into the complex theater activity of Greece between the majestic 500 BCE and our own time. His purpose is "to excite the reader with Greek history and culture and the theatrical manifestations of both." This he does admirably. Starting with a background study of the Greek character and its complex social and political crosscurrents, he moves to detailed studies of contemporary forms of theater--from state-supported through provincial to modern festivals and various children's, puppet, and amateur activities. Following attention to playhouse forms, the focus shifts to production techniques and artistic training. There follows a section on the status of today's theater workers. A summary returns to the conflicts of the aesthetic across cultural and political lines. Detailed reviews of two representative productions, notes, and a splendid bibliography complete the work. The selection of photographs and drawings supports the text. Written primarily for the theater scholar and historian, and for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book will also be enjoyed by the educated general reader. -R. G. Whaley, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
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Reference & Research Book News, October 1989
Choice, December 1989
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