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Exits and Entrances in Menander : Oxford Chemistry Primers - K. B. Frost

Exits and Entrances in Menander

Oxford Chemistry Primers

Hardcover Published: 25th March 1988
ISBN: 9780198147237
Number Of Pages: 128

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The discoveries of large fragments of Menander's comedies have produced many studies which concentrate on his talents for characterization and plot construction while leaving his abilities as a dramatist who wrote for performance by actors largely unappreciated. Using the texts as evidence, this book surveys the restraints on the comings and goings of characters on and off the stage that were imposed on the playwright by fourth-century theatrical conventions. Then, in the course of a systematic examination of stage-movements in the surviving plays, it highlights the skill with which Menander worked within those limits, on occasion even turning them to his advantage. Examples of the more stylized techniques of his Roman adapters and Plautus and Terence are cited for comparison.

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'K. B. Frost's Exits and Entrances in Menander is valuable for drawing attention to indications of specific stage actions within what survives of the ten most complete texts. J. Michael Walton, University of Hull. Theatre Research International 'modest, concise handbook ... Both introduction and commentaries will be a useful tool to the student as wieldy, level-headed digests of earlier debate.' N.J. Lowe, Westfield College, London. Journal of Hellenic Studies

Prefacep. v
Bibliography and Symbolsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Extant Playsp. 19
Aspisp. 21
Georgosp. 35
Dis Exapatonp. 39
Dyskolosp. 42
Epitrepontesp. 65
Kitharistesp. 79
Misoumenosp. 81
Perikeiromenep. 89
Samiap. 102
Sikyoniosp. 118
Indexp. 127
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ISBN: 9780198147237
ISBN-10: 0198147236
Series: Oxford Chemistry Primers
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 25th March 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 14.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.31