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Hardcover Spectator Politics : Metatheatre and Performance in Aristophanes Book

ISBN: 0812236521

ISBN13: 9780812236521

Spectator Politics : Metatheatre and Performance in Aristophanes

Spectator Politics is the first major study of metatheatre, or theatrically self-conscious performance, in Aristophanes. Using a reception-based performance criticism, Niall Slater elucidates the comic effectiveness of the earliest surviving comedies in the Western tradition. Slater demonstrates that Aristophanes employed metatheatre not simply to entertain but also to teach his audience how to read and interpret performance in other key public venues...

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