The scene of power. Semantics of space in Aristophanic drama

  • Francesco Morosi University of Pisa

Abstract

As last century’s theatre studies have shown, space is one of the fundamental elements of any theatrical act. As such, from a semiotic perspective space bears specific meanings as much as any other element in a play. This paper provides a general overview of both the syntax and the semantics of space in Aristophanic comedy, and aims at explaining why, and how, space can be crucial to a new interpretation of Aristophanic drama.

Published
2021-10-12
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Articles