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Important Call Numbers
Plays 808.82 in collections
812 American plays
822 British plays
842 French plays in translation
852 Italian plays in translation
391 Costume Visit our book shelves SFCC Library has an extensive collection of costume and fashion books.
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Costume in Greek Tragedy by
Call Number: 792.026 WYLES
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Wyles (Univ. of Nottingham, UK) provides a readable account of costume in Greek tragedy, filling a gap in this area. The book first surveys the historical evidence, primarily vase paintings from antiquity. This section is well illustrated and offers judicious interpretation of the available evidence. The author demonstrates a relative fluidity in costume during the Greek period before the more standardized costuming during Roman times. In a second chapter, Wyles discusses the likely materials and production methods of ancient costumes. Subsequent chapters are devoted to how costuming affects the understanding of individual plays and of drama in general. Particularly interesting are Wyles' comments on how costumes would have influenced audiences' expectations and reactions. Concluding her study is a discussion of costuming theories in modern staging of classical Greek plays. Appendixes with technical terms and quotations on costuming from classical commentators are also included. Wyles' study is both accessible to less-experienced readers and useful for specialists. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. S. E. Goins Choice
Making the Scene by
Call Number: 792.025 BROCKETT
Publication Date: 2010-02-15