Comic vase-paintings: the first signs of Greek Comedy spreading into Italy

Oliver Taplin is a British academic and classicist. Now retired, he was a fellow of Magdalen College and Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford. His research and teaching deal with all aspects of ancient Greek epic, tragedy and comedy with related subjects of theatre, vase painting and (drama) translation. Among his most influential works is "The Stagecraft of Aeschylus"; "Greek Tragedy in Action"; and "Pots and Plays. Interactions between Tragedy and Greek Vase-painting of the Fourth Century BC". In his lecture, he is going to talk about a large and entertaining body of vase-paintings from the first-half-of-the-fourth-century-BC Italy, commonly (but wrongly) known as “phlyax vases” and their theatrical context.

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Department of Theatre Studies (Faculty of Arts)
Mgr. Eliška Kubartová, Ph.D.
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