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Performance and Identity in the Classical World

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Zusammenfassung Performance and Identity in the Classical World traces attitudes towards actors in Greek and Roman culture as a me... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung Performance and Identity in the Classical World traces attitudes towards actors in Greek and Roman culture as a means of understanding ancient conceptions of, and anxieties about, the self.

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This 2005 text addresses issue of impersonation, from the late fifth century BCE to the early Roman Empire.



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Introduction: the hypocritical self; 1. Drag queens and in-betweens: Agathon and the mimetic body; 2. Demosthenes vs. Aeschines: the rhetoric of sincerity; 3. The fraud and the flatterer: images of actors in the comic state; 4. Infamous performers: comic actors and female prostitutes in Rome; 5. The actor's freedom: Roscius and the slave actor at Rome; 6. Extreme mimesis: the spectacle in the Empire.

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Titre: Performance and Identity in the Classical World
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Code EAN: 9780521313483
ISBN: 978-0-521-31348-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 252
Poids: 372g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T14mm
Année: 2011

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