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Von Musen, Miminnen und leichten Mädchen, Die Schauspielerin in der römischen Antike by Evelyn Fertl
Edited by Hilde Haider-Pregler, Vienna, Braumueller 2005 (= Blickpunkte, volume 9) 248 pages, 20 illustrations ISBN: 3 7003 1516 3
A new publication on mime actresses in the ancient Roman Empire. By taking into consideration the various sources (literature, epigraphy, law, archaeology) the book deals with the circumstances and factors which influenced the life, status and history of Roman mime actresses from the third century B.C. to the fifth century A.D. A prosopography which includes actresses as well as female dancers and pantomimes is at the centre of this work. For further information:

Greek and Roman Drama: Translation and Performance edited by John Barsby
DRAMA Band 12, Suttgart and Weimar: J.B.Metzler Verlag, 2002. See details of volume.
This volume contains papers from the Otago conference featured in Didaskalia Volume 5 Issue 1.

Staged Narrative: Poetics and the Messenger in Greek Tragedy by James Barrett
University of California Press, 2002

Joannes Meursius and his "Orchestra" by Frederick Naerebout and Alkis Raftis
"The first monograph on ancient Greek dance since Antiquity" Greek Dances Theatre "Dora Stratou" & IOFA, 2003
Price: Euro 15.
Contact: Greek Dances Theatre "Dora Stratou", 8 Scholiou Street, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens, Greece
Tel. (30)210.324.4395, (30)210.324.6188; fax (30)210.324.6921. E-mail: Web:

Elettra: Variazioni sul mito edited by Guido Avezzù
Marsilio Editori, October 2002
Includes the translations of versions of the Electra myth into Italian: Sophocles (tran. Bruno Gentili), Euripides (tran. Caterina Barone), von Hofmannsthal (tran. Nicoletta Giacon), Yourcenar (tran. Luca Coppola and Giancarlo Prati).

The Play of Space: Spatial Transformation in Greek Tragedy by Rush Rehm
Princeton University Press, May 2002

David Wiles Mask and Performance in Greek Tragedy: from Ancient Festival to Modern Experimentation
CUP, 2007. ISBN 9780521865227 (hardback). Price £50 (US$95.00).