Theatre Outside Athens: Drama in Greek Sicily and South Italy

Theatre Outside Athens: Drama in Greek Sicily and South Italy, Edited by Kathryn Bosher, Cambridge University Press

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This volume brings together archaeologists, art historians, philologists, literary scholars, political scientists, and historians to articulate the ways in which western Greek theatre was distinct from that of the Greek mainland, and, at the same time, to investigate how the two traditions interacted.

The chapters intersect and build on each other in their pursuit of a number of shared questions and themes: the place of theatre in the cultural life of Sicilian and South Italian “colonial cities”; theatre as a method of cultural self-identification; shared mythological themes in performance texts and theatrical vase-painting; and the reflection and analysis of Sicilian and South Italian theatre in the work of Athenian philosophers and playwrights. Together, the chapters explore central problems in the study of western Greek theatre. By gathering a range of perspectives and methods, this volume offers a wide-ranging examination of this hitherto neglected history.

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