The Resource A vehicle for performance : acting the messenger in Greek tragedy, Margaret Dickin ; illustrations by Alan Dickin

A vehicle for performance : acting the messenger in Greek tragedy, Margaret Dickin ; illustrations by Alan Dickin

Label
A vehicle for performance : acting the messenger in Greek tragedy
Title
A vehicle for performance
Title remainder
acting the messenger in Greek tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Dickin ; illustrations by Alan Dickin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates the transformation of the Tragic Messenger, traditionally a minor supporting character in Greek drama who brought news from off stage, into one of the leading acting roles in ancient drama. It examines the features of Messenger speeches which made them attractive acting roles, reviews the Tragic Messenger in vase paintings, and analyzes the distribution of acting roles in the extant fifth-century tragedies. The technique of masked actors playing multiple roles in the same drama permitted 'metatheatrical' linkages between these acting roles. When these linkages involved Euripides' very vivid Messenger speeches, they allowed the Tragic Messenger to become an indispensable and stereotypical part of the drama. This was not only important in the development of the tragic genre itself, but may also have led to the stock role of the Running Slave in comedy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickin, Margaret
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3131
LC item number
.D49 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Messengers in literature
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Griechisch
  • Tragödie
  • Bote
  • Tragödie
  • Botenbericht
  • Tragödie
  • Griechisch
  • Bote
  • messager
  • Tragödie
  • Bote
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Messengers in literature
  • Griechisch
Label
A vehicle for performance : acting the messenger in Greek tragedy, Margaret Dickin ; illustrations by Alan Dickin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The significance of the messenger in fifth-century Greek tragedy -- Quantitative evaluation of narrative speeches in tragedy -- Representations of the dramatic messenger on vases -- Factors affecting the assignment of roles in tragedy -- Identification of the casting of the dramatic messenger
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 212 pages
Isbn
9780761843559
Lccn
2008934815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)266916048
  • (OCoLC)ocn266916048
Label
A vehicle for performance : acting the messenger in Greek tragedy, Margaret Dickin ; illustrations by Alan Dickin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The significance of the messenger in fifth-century Greek tragedy -- Quantitative evaluation of narrative speeches in tragedy -- Representations of the dramatic messenger on vases -- Factors affecting the assignment of roles in tragedy -- Identification of the casting of the dramatic messenger
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 212 pages
Isbn
9780761843559
Lccn
2008934815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)266916048
  • (OCoLC)ocn266916048

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