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The Resource Aristophanic comedy, [by] K.J. Dover

Aristophanic comedy, [by] K.J. Dover

Label
Aristophanic comedy
Title
Aristophanic comedy
Statement of responsibility
[by] K.J. Dover
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Professor Dover's newest book is designed for those who are interested in the history of comedy as an art form but who are not necessarily familiar with the Greek language.The eleven surviving plays of Aristophanes are treated as representative of a genre. Old Attic Comedy, which was artistically and intellectually homogeneous and gave expression to the spirit of Athenian society in the late fifth and early fourth centuries B.C. Aristophanes is regarded primarily not as a reformer or propagandist but as a dramatist who sought, in competition with his rivals, to win the esteem both of the general public and of the cultivated and critical minority. He succeeded in this effort by making people laugh, and the book pays more attention than has generally been paid to the technical means, whether of language or of situation, on which Aristophanes' humor depends. Particular emphasis is laid on his indifference-positively assisted by the physical limitations of the Greek theatre and the conditions of the Athenian dramatic festivals-to the maintenance of continuous "dramatic illusion" or to the provision of a dramatic event with the antecedents and consequences which might logically be expected. More importance is attached to Aristophanes' adoption of popular attitudes and beliefs, to his creation of uninhibited characters with which the spectators could identify themselves, and to his acceptance of the comic poet's traditional role as a mordant but jocular critic of morals, than to any identifiable and consistent elements in his political standpoint
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dover, K. J.
Dewey number
882/.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3879
LC item number
.D6 1972
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristophanes
  • Greek drama (Comedy)
Label
Aristophanic comedy, [by] K.J. Dover
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-244)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00314063
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780520022119
Lccn
70182681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)314063
  • (OCoLC)00314063
Label
Aristophanic comedy, [by] K.J. Dover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-244)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00314063
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780520022119
Lccn
70182681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)314063
  • (OCoLC)00314063

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