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Ruins : classical theater and broken memory / Odai Johnson.

Author/creator Johnson, Odai, 1959- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018.
Descriptionviii, 348 pages : illustrated ; 24 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Theater: theory/text/performance
Theater--theory/text/performance.
Contents Introduction : the size of all that's missing -- Prologue : the unmixed prior -- Domesticating Dionysus -- The fining of Phrynicus : shaping memory and genre in Athens -- Broken shards and buried barbs : ostracism and weaponized comedy -- The serene face of Menander; or, "the dipper dipped" -- Unspeakable histories : terror, spectacle, and genocidal memory on the Roman stage -- Mapping Rome : becoming Togati -- Mapping Rome : shitting on Romans -- Mapping Rome : rules for borrowing memory -- Savage cuisine/The city of always -- Antiquity's last supper -- The damnatio of the gods : theater and resistance in the pagan holocaust -- Epilogue : the lacuna in the text.
Abstract "This book traces the remains, the remembering, and the forgetting of performance traditions of classical theater. In ten wide-ranging case studies, theater history and performance theory are brought together to examine the texts, artifacts, and icons left behind"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Johnson, Odai, 1959- author. Ruins Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018 9780472124398
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2018052537
ISBN9780472131068 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN0472131060
ISBN(ebook)
ISBN0472124390
ISBN9780472124398

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