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Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater examines actors and their popular reception from the origins of theater in Classical Greece to the Roman Empire Presents a highly original viewpoint into several new and contested fields of study Offers the first systematic survey of evidence for the spread of theater outside Athens and the impact of the expansion of theater upon actors and dramatic literature Addresses a study of the privatization of theater and reveals how it was driven by political interests Challenges preconceived notions about theater history Content: Chapter 1 A Portrait of the Artist I: Theater?Realistic Art in Athens, 500–330 BC (pages 1–37): Chapter 2 A Portrait of the Artist II: Theater?Realistic Art in the Greek West, 400–300 BC (pages 38–82): Chapter 3 The Spread of Theater and the Rise of the Actor (pages 83–116): Chapter 4 Kallippides on the Floor Sweepings: The Limits of Realism in Classical Acting (pages 117–139): Chapter 5 Cooking with Menander: Slices from the Ancient Home Entertainment Industry? (pages 140–167): Chapter 6 The Politics of Privatization: A Short History of the Privatization of Drama from Classical Athens to Early Imperial Rome (pages 168–204):
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