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Performance and Drama in Ancient Egypt (Duckworth Egyptology) (Duckworth Egyptology Series) Robyn Gillam

Performance and Drama in Ancient Egypt (Duckworth Egyptology) (Duckworth Egyptology Series)

Robyn Gillam

Published April 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780715634042
Paperback
192 pages
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This unique study examines archaeological and textual materials for evidence of performance-based activities in Egypt from the beginning of the historic period until the later Roman empire. It takes as its starting point enactments of performanceMoreThis unique study examines archaeological and textual materials for evidence of performance-based activities in Egypt from the beginning of the historic period until the later Roman empire. It takes as its starting point enactments of performance texts from the Graeco-Roman period done by the author s students, and examines the widespread vogue for re-enactments on archaeological sites and in the mass media. The materials discussed include texts, visual art, architecture and material culture. The author deals with issues that have been raised in the emerging field of performance archaeology as well as seeking to initiate a discussion on performance in Egyptology and related disciplines.