Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater
February 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater examines actors and their popular reception from the origins of theater in Classical Greece to the Roman Empire
- Presents a highly original viewpoint into several new and contested fields of study
- Offers the first systematic survey of evidence for the spread of theater outside Athens and the impact of the expansion of theater upon actors and dramatic literature
- Addresses a study of the privatization of theater and reveals how it was driven by political interests
- Challenges preconceived notions about theater history