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Exchanging Glances: Vision and Representation in Aeschylus' Agamemnon

  title={Exchanging Glances: Vision and Representation in Aeschylus' Agamemnon},
  author={Judith Fletcher},
Drama and the plastic arts are different manifestations of the mimetic impulse, each in its own way bringing about a form of visual pleasure. (1) It seems obvious that ancient Greek theatre and vase painting drew on the same repertoire of visual conventions, although ceramic art seldom represents particular scenes from dramatic productions. (2) Yet when one form of mimesis imitates another, there is great potential for self-reflexivity. References to painting, sculpture, or drawing in a tragedy… Expand
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