Menander's Characters in Context: From the 4th Century BC to the Modern Greek Stage (Hardback)
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Menander's Characters in Context: From the 4th Century BC to the Modern Greek Stage (Hardback)

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Hardback 349 Pages / Published: 01/12/2019
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Menander was renowned-and still is-for his naturalistic representations of character and emotion. However, times change, and our ideas of what is 'natural' change with them. To appreciate Menander's art fully, we need to attune ourselves to the expectations of his time, and for this there is no better guide than Aristotle (along with his successor Theophrastus), who described and analysed notions of character and emotion in brilliant detail. This book examines the relevant observations of Aristotle, and explores two of Menander's comedies in this light. It also discusses how these comedies, which have only been recovered in the past century, were adapted and performed on the Modern Greek stage, where tastes were different and Menander had been virtually unknown. The book's comparison of the ancient originals and the modern versions sheds new light on both, as well as on cultural values then and now.

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781527540170
Number of pages: 349
Dimensions: 212 x 148 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition

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