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Greek Tragic Theatre

January 1992

Greek Tragic Theatre is an illuminating account of how Greek tragedy worked. By analyzing how the plays were realized in performance, Rush Rehm aims to shed new light on these old texts and encourages actors and directors to examine Greek tragedy in a fresh light by looking at the context in which it was originally performed. Emphasizing the political nature of Greek tragedy as a theatre of, by, and for the polis, Rehm characterizes 5th-century Athens as being a performance culture, one in which the theatre stood alongside other public forums as a place to confront matters of import and moment.