Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes by Gwendolyn Compton-Engle

By Gwendolyn Compton-Engle

This publication deals an interpretation of the dealing with of dress within the performs of the fifth-century comedian poet Aristophanes. Drawing on either textual and fabric facts from the fourth- and fifth-century Greek international, it examines 3 layers of gown: the bodysuit worn through the actors, the characters' outfits, and the extra layering of hide. A bankruptcy is additionally dedicated to the creative costumes of the comedian refrain. Going past describing what costumes gave the look of, the publication focuses as a substitute at the dynamics of gown because it is manipulated through characters within the functionality of performs. The booklet argues that gown is used competitively, as characters deal with each one other's costumes and poets vie for prestige utilizing gown. This argument is expert through functionality reports and by means of analyses of gender and the body.

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