- Libreria: Ancient World Books (Canada)
- Anno pubblicazione: 1996
- Editore: University of Michigan Press
- Soggetti: Roman Theater Theatre Roman History Classical Greek & Roman Latin Literature Dramatical Drama Roman History Latin Literature Classical Studies
- Peso di spedizione: 1.000 g
- Legatura: Hardcover
- Condizioni: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
DJ has very light shelfwear. ; Roman Theater & Society; 9.75 x 0.75 x 6.5 Inches; 200 pages; William Slater's new volume Roman Theater and Society brings an important perspective to the much-maligned status of the Roman theater, which has only recently been reappraised and appreciated as uniquely Roman rather than criticized for not being Greek. From this point of embarkation, William Slater and the nine contributors discuss theater in Rome and the Greek east with a definition of performance incorporating not only stage performances but also dinnertime entertainment, sporting events, and political events. Contributors are T. D. Barnes, K. M. Coleman, J. C. Edmonson, E. R. Gebhard, J. R. Green, E. J. Jory, W. D. Lebek, and D. S. Potter. Individual chapters combine literary evidence with archaeological, thereby engendering a deeper appreciation for the social and political roles of Roman theater. It becomes clear that these roles were of great influence in giving voice to the popular demands of the average Roman. In examining the roles of theater the contributors turn to the players and audience themselves for deeper understanding.