The Dramatic Festivals of Athens by Arthur W. Pickard-Cambridge

The Dramatic Festivals of Athens

byArthur W. Pickard-Cambridge, John Gould, D. M. Lewis

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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The late Sir Arthur Pickard-Cambridge devoted his life to the study of all aspects of the Greek theatre. The first edition of his authoritative work The Dramatic Festivals of Athens was published posthumously in 1953; the second, fully revised and updated by J. Gould and D. M. Lewis, wasissued in 1968. It is now made available once again to students and scholars, and this latest reissue includes a new Supplement which brings the evidence fully up to date. Generously illustrated, the work is unique in its full presentation of the evidence - literary, epigraphic, and archaeological -on which any discussion of the dramatic festivals must be based, as well as in its treatment of the difficulties of interpretation. '...(this book) is a work of the first importance: not only does it contain practically everything that is known about the Festivals themselves, but the author has dealt at great length with the Actors, Costume, the Chorus, the Audience, and the Artists of Dionysus... It does indeed constitute themost authoritative and up-to-date record of this subject yet produced in English.' Greece and Rome

About The Author

John Gould is at Bristol University. D. M. Lewis is at University of Oxford.

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Title:The Dramatic Festivals of AthensFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.5 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198142587

ISBN - 13:9780198142584

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'(this) scholarly and informative book is ... a great contribution to the history of ancient drama and civilization.' M. Beiber, American Journal of Philology