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Comic Business

Theatricality, Dramatic Technique, and Performance Contexts of Aristophanic Comedy

Comic Business by Martin Revermann
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Comic Business situates Aristophanic comedy in the context of competitive (re)performance culture in 5th- and 4th-century Greece. It seeks to illuminate how the dazzling busyness of Aristophanic comedy is the creation of a carefully manipulating craftsman trying to outdo his rivals in the fierce competition of the dramatic festivals. Theoretically informed by theatre semiotics and frame-based models of conceptualizing the theatrical event, it analyses in anumber of case studies how theatrical resources of all kinds are utilized in order to generate theatrical meaning as well as capture and sustain audience interest. The approach therefore combines philological analysis with methodologies developed in Theatre Studies. Special attention is given to the visualdimension of theatrical communication. Material from comparator traditions is brought to bear, as is the evidence of the pictorial record.
OUP Oxford; May 2006
419 pages; ISBN 9780191513206
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Title: Comic Business
Author: Martin Revermann
 
ISBNs
0191513202
9780191513206
9780198152712