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Author(s): O'Brien S
Editor(s): Hall, E; Wrigley, A
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Aristophanes in Performance, 421BC-AD2007: Peace, Birds and Frogs
Series Title: Legenda
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Place Published: Leeds
Notes: This volume, which originated at an international conference held at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at Oxford University in 2004, is the first interdisciplinary study of the seminal contribution of Aristophanes' plays to the evolution of comic performance. Interdisciplinary essays by specialists in Classics, Theatre, and Modern Literatures trace the international performance history of Aristophanic comedy, and its implication in aesthetic and political controversies, from antiquity to the twenty-first century. The story encompasses Jonson's satire, Cromwell's Ireland, German classicism, British Imperial India, censorship scandals in France, Greece and South Africa, Brechtian experiments in East Berlin, and musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan to Stephen Sondheim.
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