Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 36 of 206 |

Theatre
(2,540 words)

[German version]

A.Late Antiquity/ Middle Ages (CT)

There is, to be sure, evidence for the existence of sporadic performances of Greek tragedies up into 4th cent. AD and plays by Plautus and Terence continued to be performed as late as the 3rd/4th. cents., but on the whole, tragedies and comedies had largely disappeared from the theatre programme of the Roman Imperial Age. The stage…

Cite this page
Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Theatre”, 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 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e15303820>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲