Simon Goldhill

in Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199796274
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932870 | DOI:

Series: Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture


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This chapter explores how Sophocles constructs the lyric voice of the chorus. It looks at how the transitions between lyric and spoken voices are manipulated for dramatic effect, and how the chorus and the actors interact. It explores the use of voice in drama.

Keywords: Sophocles; language; chorus; lyric; voice

Chapter.  13781 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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