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Performance and Drama in Ancient Eg : Duckworth Egyptology - Robyn Gillam

Performance and Drama in Ancient Eg

Duckworth Egyptology

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Performance and Drama in Ancient Egypt examines archaeological and textual materials for evidence of performance-based activities in Egypt from the beginning of the historic period until the later Roman Empire. It takes as its starting point enactments of performance texts from the Graeco-Roman period done by the author's students and examines the widespread vogue for re-enactments on archaeological sites and in the mass media. Performance and Drama in Ancient Egypt presents an historically-based survey of ancient Egyptian performance activities that relates them to other cultural and historical developments. The materials discussed include texts, visual art, architecture and material culture. The author deals with issues that have been raised in the emerging field of performance archaeology as well as seeking to initiate a discussion on performance in Egyptology and related disciplines.

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Chronological Table with Names of Kingsp. ix
Introduction: Of Performances and Archaeologiesp. 1
Materials for a History of Performance in Ancient Egyptp. 11
Performances from Prehistoric Times to the End of the Old Kingdomp. 25
Performances in the Middle Kingdomp. 46
Performances in the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Periodp. 67
Text and Context: Performances in Late Period and Graeco-Roman Egyptp. 93
Learning about Past Performances in the Presentp. 135
Conclusion: What Can Be Said about Egyptian Performances?p. 149
Bibliographyp. 157
Indexp. 174
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ISBN: 9780715634042
ISBN-10: 0715634046
Series: Duckworth Egyptology
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 27th January 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1