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  • Found in Translationby J. Michael Walton

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This 2006 book addresses the wider issues of transferring any piece of theatre from a source into a target language. more...

  • Tragic Props and Cognitive Functionby Colleen Chaston

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    With its focus on 'reasoning through imagery' this book applies aspects of cognitive psychology to a study of key tragic props in order to draw connections between visual imagery and the spectators' intellectual experience of ancient Greek tragedy. more...

  • New Directions in Ancient Pantomimeby Edith Hall; Rosie Wyles

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 174.99 US$ 150.49

    A collection of specially commissioned studies in which leading world specialists explore all aspects of the ancient pantomime dancer's performance skills, popularity, and social impact, while paying special attention to the texts that formed the basis of this distinctive art form, the forerunner of modern ballet. more...

  • The Dance of the Musesby A. P. David

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    In this book David develops a revolutionary approach to Greek poetics, which takes seriously and concretely the role of dance. His conclusions, when applied to Homeric poetry, constitute a radically new theory about its origin and composition. more...

  • Bühnenmord und Botenberichtby Dorothea Zeppezauer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 106.65

    Mord und Totschlag, Blendung, Suizid und Menschenopfer ? die griechische Tragödie ist voll von schrecklichen Handlungen, die verstören und faszinieren und die doch nie unmittelbar auf der Bühne gezeigt werden. Wie aber werden sie dargestellt? Welche Wege und Formen fanden die Dichter, das Unsichtbare auf der Bühne so zu präsentieren, dass... more...

  • Gyspsy and Travellers Talesby Alexander J. Thompson

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 5.82

    From some of the families from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. An entertaining and amusing look at a collection of true short stories, from the lives of the families of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Follow us as we get involved in everything from missing out on a small fortune, twice, to being moved on by the authorities, written exactly as it happens. Comedy,... more...

  • Paianby Lutz Käppel

    De Gruyter 1992; US$ 180.84

    Paian: Studien Zur Geschichte Einer Gattung (Untersuchungen Zur Antiken Literatur Und Geschichte) more...

  • Tragedyby Maurice Valency

    New Amsterdam Books 1998; US$ 16.99

    This introduction to Greek tragedy, the origin of much of our modern drama, is the work of a remarkable scholar who is also a practical man of the theater. more...

  • Beyond the Second Sophisticby Tim Whitmarsh

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire?s power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often been viewed as a defense of Hellenic civilization against the domination of Rome. This book proposes a very different model. Covering popular fiction, poetry... more...