Exits and Entrances in Menander

Synopsis

Most studies of Menander's comedies concentrate on the playwright's talent for characterization and plot construction while ignoring his artful use of theatrical conventions to create live theater. This book, based on close readings of the surviving texts, is the first to examine systematically the techniques of stagecraft--particularly stage movement--employed by the playwright in his effort to work successfully within theatrical limits.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1988