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Performance and Gender in Ancient Greece: Nondramatic Poetry in Its Setting Eva Stehle

Performance and Gender in Ancient Greece: Nondramatic Poetry in Its Setting

Eva Stehle

Published January 12th 1997
ISBN : 9780691036175
Hardcover
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Like love, Greek poetry was not for hereafter, writes Eva Stehle, but shared in the present mirth and laughter of festival, ceremony, and party. Describing how men and women, young and adult, sang or recited in public settings, Stehle treats poetryMoreLike love, Greek poetry was not for hereafter, writes Eva Stehle, but shared in the present mirth and laughter of festival, ceremony, and party. Describing how men and women, young and adult, sang or recited in public settings, Stehle treats poetry as an occasion for the performers self-presentation. She discusses a wide range of pre-Hellenistic poetry, including Sapphos, compares how men and women speak about themselves, and constructs an innovative approach to performance that illuminates gender ideology.