Generalizing About the Chorus

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

Generalizing About the Chorus

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This chapter explores how the nineteenth-century developed a particular idea and ideal of the chorus of tragedy. It looks at German idealist constructions of the chorus and traces them through into the performance tradition. It explores the relation between tragedy and performance.

Keywords: Sophocles; chorus; German idealism; performance

Chapter.  17144 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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