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Competitions, artistic
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I. Stage competitions

Competitions, which included the  skēnḗ (the stage and the podium in front of it for the actor's appearance) in Greek theatre, that is dramatic performances. Originally, the skēnḗ was away from the orchḗstra ( Theatre I) and was used only for changing costumes and masks; it probably was not moved into the audience's view and integrated into the play until 458 BC with the ‘Orestia’ of  Aeschylus [1]. Nevertheless, early dramatic competitions are also thought to ha…

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Blume, Horst-Dieter (Münster), Paulsen, Thomas (Bochum) and Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht, “Competitions, artistic”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12210640>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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