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Ideological and aesthetic starting points of prerevolutionary theater: Its contribution to the 1821 Revolution

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Ideological and aesthetic starting points of prerevolutionary theater: Its contribution to the 1821 Revolution

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3 February 2021

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"The first part of this lecture revolves around the aesthetic and ideological influences of the European Enlightenment regarding the rebirth of modern Greek theatre; especially in the cultivation of antiquarianism, the mythological and historical themes of Greco-Roman antiquity and the reception of tragedy and democratic, anti-tyrannical ideas. It also looks, finally, at the transition from translating works by Metastasio, Voltaire, Alfieri, etc., to their first performances.

The second part of the lecture analyses, through eloquent examples, the clear didactic and ethnocentric character of the pre-revolutionary theatre. The stage activity surpassed the performances in the courtyards of the Phanariotes, the school theatre in the Danubian Principalities and the schools of Asia Minor and soon established itself as a public spectacle (Bucharest, Iasi, Odessa). The theme of the original drama (Athanasios Christopoulos, Iakovakis Rizos Neroulos, Ioannis Zampelios, Konstantinos Oikonomos, etc.) will also be analysed alongside with the ideological influences of the European Enlightenment."

(Edited and translated abstract from conference programme)

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https://youtu.be/cmZSgdJTkcY
https://2021.uoa.gr/fileadmin/depts/uoa.gr/2021/uploads/Omilies_23421.pdf
https://2021.uoa.gr/anakoinoseis_kai_ekdiloseis/proboli_ekdilosis/21_omilies_gia_to_21/

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01:28:00

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BY-NC-SA Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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