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Classics in the Modern WorldA Democratic Turn?$
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Lorna Hardwick and Stephen Harrison

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199673926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.001.0001

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Can ‘Democratic’ Modern Stagings of Ancient Drama be ‘Authentic’?

Can ‘Democratic’ Modern Stagings of Ancient Drama be ‘Authentic’?

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(p.182) (p.183) 14 Can ‘Democratic’ Modern Stagings of Ancient Drama be ‘Authentic’?
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Classics in the Modern World
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Mary-Kay Gamel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.003.0014

What criteria can be used to evaluate the ‘authenticity’ of later stagings of ancient Mediterranean drama? Using concepts drawn from aesthetic theory and performance studies, different definitions of authenticity are proposed, which can be used to describe, analyzes, and evaluate modern stagings. The six methods of authenticity proposed are nominal/historical, expressive, processual, structural, inductive, and critical, and examples of each kind are provided. The second half of the chapter uses these concepts to discuss a recent production of Alcestis, which sought to employ a ‘democratic’ staging process.

Keywords:   authenticity, ancient drama, staging, democratic staging, performance studies

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