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Agora

An Epic. v. 2. Oxford theatre texts

By (author) Francis Warner
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Colin Smythe Ltd, Bucks, United Kingdom
Published: 13th Jun 1994
Dimensions: h 220mm
ISBN-10: 0861403738
ISBN-13: 9780861403738
Barcode No: 9780861403738
ISSN: 0141-1152
Synopsis
Written over the past twenty-two years, Agora contains Warner's plays originally published in the Oxford Theatre Texts series, the theme of which is the West's odyssey in discovery of its own values, and in the second half of the work what the twentieth century has done with them. The first volume meets the classical tradition on its own grounds. It opens with a play about Periclean Athens, and this is followed by a trilogy of Roman plays, the Byzantium, and concludes with a dramatization of renaissance Florence under Lorenzo de' Medici. The second volume, opening with a comedy of love, to mark the halfway point, is set in the twentieth century, and uses twentieth century techniques.

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