Sophocles And The Tragedy Of Athenian Democracy (Contributions In Drama And Theatre Studies)
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Sophocles and the Tragedy of Athenian Democracy (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies)
The Athenian democracy of the 5th century B.C. created the most important political theatre of western culture. Sophocles, the most successful tragic playwright of the age, was a radical innovator who produced his tragedies to present to his audience complex moral, social, and political issues of a kind that they might be faced with in their various legal and political assemblies. Beer examines Sophocles as a political playwright against the background of Athenian democracy, breaking new ground by showing the importance of the mask for understanding Sophoclean tragedy and redefining the notion of skenographia, or setting the scene. He concludes that Sophocles revolutionized the concept of dramatic space.
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|Author||D. G. Beer|
|Number Of Pages||216|
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