Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes

Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes


This ebook deals an interpretation of the dealing with of gown within the performs of the fifth-century comedian poet Aristophanes. Drawing on either textual and fabric proof from the fourth- and fifth-century Greek global, it examines 3 layers of dress: the bodysuit worn by means of the actors, the characters' outfits, and the extra layering of conceal. A bankruptcy is additionally dedicated to the creative costumes of the comedian refrain. Going past describing what costumes appeared like, the booklet focuses in its place at the dynamics of dress because it is manipulated via characters within the functionality of performs. The booklet argues that dress is used competitively, as characters deal with every one other's costumes and poets vie for prestige utilizing dress. This argument is educated by way of functionality stories and by way of analyses of gender and the physique.

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