ERIC Number: ED047560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
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Performing Greek Tragedy in School-I, II.
Didaskalos, v1 n1 p113-121 1963, v1 n2 p124-132 1964
This booklet addresses itself to the problem of whether Greek tragedy can be produced today in schools as a vital theatrical experience. The main thesis of the first of two articles points out that while a producer's first concern must be to communicate the context and spirit of a particular drama to a modern audience, he must also bring out the formal and esthetic qualities which are implicit in the ancient conventions. It is suggested that features to be emphasized include messenger-narratives, formal debates between characters, and particularly the chorus. The second paper explores some practical consequences of these general considerations noting that every play has its own unique problems of presentation. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Joint Association of Classical Teachers, Oxford (England).