Spectator Politics

"The quality of scholarship is first-rate; it is clearly and engagingly written and is full of fresh insights into a great many facets of Aristophanes' plays."—Jeffrey Henderson, Boston University

Spectator Politics
Metatheatre and Performance in Aristophanes

Niall W. Slater

2002 | 376 pages | Cloth $75.00
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Table of Contents


1. The Naming of Parts
2. The Emergence of the Actor
3. Euripides' Rag and Bone Shop: Acharnians
4. The Politics of Performance: Knights
5. Bringing Up Father: Wasps
6. Making Peace—or Dionysus in '21
7. Performing the City: Birds
8. Cross-Dress for Success: Thesmophoriazusae
9. Glorious Mud: Frogs
10. Waiting in the Wings: Ecclesiazusae
11. Reprise—and Coming Attractions

Index Locorum
Index Nominum et Rerum