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Actors in the Audience - a book by Bartsch, Shadi

Actors in the Audience

Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian

Actors in the Audience( )
Author: Bartsch, Shadi
Series title:Revealing Antiquity Ser.
ISBN:978-0-674-28099-1
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

When Nero took the stage, the audience played along--or else. The drama thus enacted, whether in the theater proper or in the political arena, unfolds in all its rich complexity in Actors in the Audience. This is a book about language, theatricality, and empire--about how the Roman emperor dramatized his rule and how his subordinates in turn staged their response. The focus is on Nero: his performances onstage spurred his contemporaries to reflect on the nature of power and...
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