DIDASKALIA

VOLUME I #2 MAY 1994

Translating for the Stage I

The question of what constitutes performance has yet to be answered. With a little ingenuity, almost any activity can be construed as performance. But it by no means requires the talents of a sophist to demonstrate that performance was much more common in antiquity than it is in the study of antiquity. Most of Greek literature, and not a little of Latin, was presented to its original audience as a performance. Add to that the performing arts which we know existed but which made use of no written text, such as Atellan farce and pantomime, and a picture emerges of a world much more 'theatrical' than a collection of Oxford Classical Texts would ever suggest. [ Read more ]...

'Onstage-Offstage'
Victor Bers

'Evolving Music for Easy Virtue'
Kevin Gill

'Modern-Day Rhapsodes'
Stanley Lombardo

'Pantomimes'
William Slater

Book Reviews/Previews

Review of Lonsdale, Dance and Ritual Play in Greek Religion
Sallie Goetsch

Review of Scodel, ed. Theater and Society in the Classical World
Richard Jones

Performances

CANADA:

U.S.A.:

GREECE:

Athens Festival 1994:

Epidavros Festival 1994:

ENGLAND:

ITALY:

INDA Season in Siracusa:

INDA Season in Segesta:

NETHERLANDS:

AUSTRALIA:

SOUTH AFRICA:

Conferences and Resources

BRIEFLY NOTED:

THEATER REVIEWS

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