New PDF release: Aristophanes: An Introduction

By James Robson

ISBN-10: 0715634526

ISBN-13: 9780715634523

This obtainable creation to the paintings of 1 of the world's maximum comedian writers tackles key questions posed by way of Aristophanes' performs, comparable to staging, humour, songs, obscene language, politics and the fashionable translation and function of Aristophanic comedy. The booklet opens up interesting and contentious components of Aristophanic scholarship in a fashion that's attractive and with no trouble understandable to a non-specialist viewers, by no means wasting sight of the truth that Aristophanes' performs are bright literary texts, designed basically to entice a classical Athenian viewers as items of residing drama. Key to the book's attraction is that James Robson conceives of the performs as dynamic texts, containing a treasure trove of data not just approximately how they may were played and acquired in classical Athens, but additionally how they may be learn and understood this day. most significantly, readers are given the instruments and knowledge to make their very own minds up concerning the debates that also rage approximately Aristophanic comedy within the glossy world.

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