In this collective work, scholars from different disciplines discuss the staging of ancient drama in Greece and abroad, as well as the architecture, restoration and use of ancient theatres.
A Stage for Dionysos – Theatrical Space & Ancient Drama was published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held in Thessaloniki, when the city was Cultural Capital of Europe (November 1997), and after that in Syracuse (May 1998) and London (November 1998). Its contents are a series of articles written by experts in ancient theatre. The subjects dealt with include ancient Greek theatre and the influence it has exercised on the writing of plays and architecture in Europe.
The contributors are, in alphabetical order: Philippo Amoroso, Richard Beacham, Jordan Dimacoupoulos, Lazaros Ephraimoglou, Vasos Karageorghis, Platon Mavormoustakos, Spyros Merkouris, José Monleon, Konstantinos Boletis, Michalis Pitenis, Anastasios Portelanos, Cleo Protochristova, Theodoros Skaltsas and Manolis Tzekakis.
The articles are lavishly illustrated by photographs and drawings of ancient theatres, scenes relating to theatre in vase-paintings and wall-paintings, ancient masks, as well as programmes and photographs of modern productions of ancient plays by Greek and foreign directors.
The book was designed by Rachel Misdrachi-Kapon. The illustrations are presented in such a way as to help the reader to come to a better understanding of both the texts and the ancient theatre itself.
Weight 1000 g Dimensions 22 × 29 cm Binding Language
Pages 216 Images 163 Drawings