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Performing Greek Drama in Oxford and on Tour with the Balliol Players by Amanda Wrigley
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Performing Greek Drama in Oxford is an absorbing celebration of the performance and reception of Greek drama in Oxford. Amanda Wrigley traces enduring connections between antiquity and dramatic performance in modern Oxford, and discusses the landmark events from the 16th century to the 1970s.This performance history of classical texts, especially those by the Greek dramatists, illuminates contemporary responses to debates on such matters as the position of women students, the `dangers' perceived to be associated with undergraduate acting, and the position of classics within the curriculum at the University of Oxford. The book consistently engages with the history of theatrical performance of ancient plays beyond Oxford, for example, John Masefield's Boars Hill Players, Penelope Wheeler's Greek plays at the Front, and the link with the London stage through companies touring to Oxford, such as that led by Sybil Thorndike. Many of these engagements with Greek drama were facilitated by the connection with the classical scholar Gilbert Murray, who plays a central part in the history.This performance history of classical texts, especially those by the Greek dramatists, illuminates contemporary responses to debates on such matters as the position of women students, the `dangers' perceived to be associated with undergraduate acting, and the position of classics within the curriculum at the University of Oxford. The book consistently engages with the history of theatrical performance of ancient plays beyond Oxford, for example, John Masefield's Boars Hill Players, Penelope Wheeler's Greek plays at the Front, and the link with the London stage through companies touring to Oxford, such as that led by Sybil Thorndike. Many of these engagements with Greek drama were facilitated by the connection with the classical scholar Gilbert Murray, who plays a central part in the history.

Author Biography

Amanda Wrigley is Researcher at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at the University of Oxford (2001-2009) and Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics at Northwestern University (2009-2010). She specialises in the archival investigation of theatre history and the history of Greek plays on radio. She has recently co-edited Aristophanes in Performance, 421 BC-AD 2007 (2007) and Dionysus since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium (2004).
Release date Australia
December 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
University of Exeter Press
Pages
320
Dimensions
230x150x28
ISBN-13
9780859898447
Product ID
3681161

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