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The Tragic Drama of the Greeks A.E. Haigh

The Tragic Drama of the Greeks

A.E. Haigh

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781330078761
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522 pages
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Excerpt from The Tragic Drama of the GreeksIn tracing the origin and growth of the primitive drama, the point which impresses itself most forcibly upon the attention is the gradual and tentative character of its early progress. The invention of theMoreExcerpt from The Tragic Drama of the GreeksIn tracing the origin and growth of the primitive drama, the point which impresses itself most forcibly upon the attention is the gradual and tentative character of its early progress. The invention of the dramatic art, like many other human discoveries, so far from being achieved by sudden inspiration, was the result of a protracted series of innovations and experiments, of which the eventual tendency was for a long time far from manifest. The hesitating manner in which the ancient poets proceeded with the work of development, and the slowness with which they gradually came to realise the varied capacities of the new form, may at first sight cause surprise. Theatrical performances have now become so familiar to the mind, that we are apt to regard them as an obvious and natural contrivance, and to underrate the merit of those by whom they were originally discovered. But the evidence of history throws a different light upon the question.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.