Mask and Performance in Greek Tragedy: From Ancient Festival to Modern Experimentation

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A 2007 study of the mask in Greek tragedy, covering both ancient and modern performances.

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'This is one of the most important books on Greek drama to appear in the last twenty years.' Journal of Hellenic Studies

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Why did Greek actors in the age of Sophocles always wear masks? In this 2007 volume, David Wiles provides the first book-length study of this question, surveying the evidence of vases and other monuments, and examining experiments with the mask in twentieth-century theatre.

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