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Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Joshua Billings, Felix Budelmann, and Fiona Macintosh


Choruses, Ancient and Modern examines the ancient Greek chorus and its afterlives in western culture. Choruses, though absolutely central to the social, political, and religious life of classical Greece, no longer hold the same broad importance in modernity, yet the attraction of the Greek chorus has proved a strong impetus to reimagining. Artists and thinkers have continually appropriated Greek choruses to their own ends, and the body of these engagements constitutes a rich and hitherto-unexplored area of the reception of classical antiquity. Exploring the choral tradition from a ... More

Keywords: Chorus, ancient Greece, reception of classical antiquity, theatre history, performance history, intellectual history

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199670574
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Billings, editor
Assistant Professor of Classics and Humanities, Yale University

Felix Budelmann, editor
Lecturer in Greek Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Fiona Macintosh, editor
Director APGRD, Reader in Greek and Roman Drama, University Lecturer in Classical Reception, University of Oxford

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Joshua Billings Felix Budelmann Fiona Macintosh

Part I Scholarship

1 Theorizing the Chorus in Greece

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

Part II Aesthetics

9 Brechtian Chorality

Martin Revermann

Part III Shadows

Part IV Community

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