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Dance and ritual play in Greek religion

Steven Lonsdale

Dance and ritual play in Greek religion

by Steven Lonsdale

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greece,
  • Greece.
    • Subjects:
    • Dance -- Religious aspects.,
    • Dance -- Greece -- History.,
    • Play -- Religious aspects.,
    • Play -- Greece -- History.,
    • Rites and ceremonies -- Greece.,
    • Dance -- Anthropological aspects -- Greece.,
    • Greece -- Religion.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-333) and indexes.

      StatementSteven H. Lonsdale.
      SeriesAncient society and history
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL788 .L66 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 352 p. :
      Number of Pages352
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1395459M
      ISBN 100801845947
      LC Control Number93002787

      The thesis that theatre was generated by ritual is relatively new in the history of theatre theory. Until the end of the nineteenth century scholars almost unquestioningly subscribed to Aristotle’s dictum that tragedy originated in dithyramb and comedy in phallic songs (Poetics); but he did not link either to ritualIt was the School of Cambridge that, under the influence of James G. It is an encyclopedia book of dramatic theory and practice written sometime between BCE and CE. Has 37 chapters and covers every aspect of classical Indian drama including costume design, theatre layout, playwriting, directing, acting, music, and philosophy. It even teaches actors how to dance and select stage gestures.

      The origin approach. The earliest approach was an attempt to explain ritual, as well as religion, by means of a theory concerned with historical most cases, this theory also assumed an evolutionary hypothesis that would explain the development of ritual behaviour through history. The basic premise, or law, for this approach is that ontogeny (development of an individual . In this book Walter Burkert, the most eminent living historian of ancient Greek religion, has produced the standard work for our time on that subject. First published in German in , it has now been translated into English with the assistance of the author himself. A clearly structured and readable survey for students and scholars, it will be welcomed as the best modern .

      Ritual definition: A ritual is a religious service or other ceremony which involves a series of actions | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. Today, though, he’s gathered a whole number of followers and holds full Greek festivals. One is the Prometheia Festival, dedicated to the celebration of Prometheus bring fire to humanity. Whole groups of people, some dressed in modern clothes and some in togas, come out to celebrate. It’s not exactly the most historically accurate religion.


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In this book Walter Burkert, the most eminent living historian of ancient Greek religion, has produced the standard work for our time on that subject. First published in German init has now been translated into English with the assistance of the author himself.

A clearly structured and readable survey for students and scholars, it will be welcomed as the best modern Reviews: 1.

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We have noted that in ritual we have the beginning of a detachment from practical ends; we have watched the merely emotional dance develop from an undifferentiated chorus into a spectacle performed by actors and watched by spectators, a.

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