Word and action essays on the ancient theater paperback august 1 1986 by professor bernard knox author be the first to review this item see all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions price new from used from hardcover please retry . Word and action essays on the ancient theater by bernard knox bernard knox is one of the most important and influential critics of greek drama writing today his books articles reviews and essays have educated a generation of readers from scholars studying original texts to those who know the oresteia only in translation. Essay on ancient greek theatre 1179 words 5 pages the greek theatre tradition of the time was rooted in the spirituality of its people developed with the help and instruction from the politicians of the day and analysed by the philosophical contingent of the age. The art of greek theater the theater and all it encompassed played an integral role in the lives of the ancient greeks from the architecture and costumes to the mask the art of the theater was a feast for the senses and inspired artists to recreate what was seen on stage on more permanent media thus enriching the lives of future generations. Ancient greek theatre was a mixture of myths philosophies social commentary dance music and etc but it begins as a religious ceremony the ancient athenians created a theatre culture whose form technique and terminology have lasted two millennia and they created plays that are still considered among the greatest works of world drama
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