Actors and Audience. A Study of Asides and Related Conventions in Greek Drama.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1977. X,230p. Cloth wrps. A few pen markings from WGA. Review from Charles Garton (Classical Philology, 1981, pp.147-150) loosely inserted. Nice copy.'This excellent book investigates the aside as a dramatic convention which demands that the audience accept a certain lack of realism, and some other conventions connected with the dramatic illusion. (…) B.’s main achievement is to have clarified certain conventions of New Comedy and to have shown the different ways in which Menander and Roman comedy used these conventions, but he also offers acute and judicious comment on scores of passages (indexed), including many which he excludes from his definition of asides.' (J.C.B. LOWE in The Classical Review (New Series), 1981, p.8-9). From the library of the late Prof. W. Geoffrey Arnott.