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Greek Tragedy On The American Stage

Author : Karelisa Hartigan
ISBN : 0313292833
Genre : Performing Arts
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This assemblage of the performance history of Greek tragedies produced on the American commercial stage with accompanying critics' comments reflects the changes in the social and political climate in each decade of the last century.
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Greek Tragedy On The Move

Author : Edmund Stewart
ISBN : 9780191064364
Genre : Literary Collections
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Greek tragedy is one of the most important cultural legacies of the classical world, with a rich and varied history and reception, yet it appears to have its roots in a very particular place and time. The authors of the surviving works of Greek tragic drama-Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides-were all from one city, Athens, and all lived in the fifth century BC; unsurprisingly, it has often been supposed that tragic drama was inherently linked in some way to fifth-century Athens and its democracy. Why then do we refer to tragedy as 'Greek', rather than 'Attic' or 'Athenian', as some scholars have argued? This volume argues that the story of tragedy's development and dissemination is inherently one of travel and that tragedy grew out of, and became part of, a common Greek culture, rather than being explicitly Athenian. Although Athens was a major panhellenic centre, by the fifth century a well-established network of festivals and patrons had grown up to encompass Greek cities and sanctuaries from Sicily to Asia Minor and from North Africa to the Black Sea. The movement of professional poets, actors, and audience members along this circuit allowed for the exchange of poetry in general and tragedy in particular, which came to be performed all over the Greek world and was therefore a panhellenic phenomenon even from the time of the earliest performances. The stories that were dramatized were themselves tales of travel-the epic journeys of heroes such as Heracles, Jason, or Orestes- and the works of the tragedians not only demonstrated how the various peoples of Greece were connected through the wanderings of their ancestors, but also how these connections could be sustained by travelling poets and their acts of retelling.
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Greek Tragedy

Author : J. T. Sheppard
ISBN : 9781107622227
Genre : Drama
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A 1911 account of the origins and characteristics of Greek tragedies, discussing the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.
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Greek Tragedy

Author : Aeschylus
ISBN : 9780141961712
Genre : Drama
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Agememnon is the first part of the Aeschylus's Orestian trilogy in which the leader of the Greek army returns from the Trojan war to be murdered by his treacherous wife Clytemnestra. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the king sets out to uncover the cause of the plague that has struck his city, only to disover the devastating truth about his relationship with his mother and his father. Medea is the terrible story of a woman's bloody revenge on her adulterous husband through the murder of her own children.
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Greek Tragedy

Author : H. D. F. Kitto
ISBN : 9781317761457
Genre : History
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This classic work not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes. It provides illuminating answers to questions that have confronted generations of students, such as: * why did Aeschylus introduce the second actor? * why did Sophocles develop character drawing? * why are some of Euripides' plots so bad and others so good? Greek Tragedy is neither a history nor a handbook, but a penetrating work of criticism which all students of literature will find suggestive and stimulating.
Category: History

Greek Tragedy

Author : Ian McAuslan
ISBN : UOM:39015028928771
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This volume, the second in the series Greece and Rome Studies, collects together seventeen articles on Greek tragedy published between 1972 and 1989 in the journal Greece and Rome. Greek tragedy remains a subject of central concern, not only in classics, English, and world literature courses at school and university, but also in the live theatre, where new translations of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides continue to play to capacity audiences. The articles in this volume, by leading authorities in the field, include treatments of individual plays by all three playwrights, studies of character and imagery, and, to begin with, an examination of recent critical assumptions. Those studying Greek tragedy either in Greek or in translation willfind their interests well represented.
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Greek Tragedy In Action

Author : Oliver Taplin
ISBN : 9781134414932
Genre : History
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Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances. Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. The details of theatrical techniques and stage directions, used by playwrights to highlight key moments, are drawn out and related to the meaning of each play as a whole. With extensive translated quotations, the essential unity of action and speech in Greek tragedy is demonstrated. Now firmly established as a classic text, Greek Tragedy in Action is even more relevant today, when performances of Greek tragedies and plays inspired by them have had such an extraordinary revival around the world.
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Achilles In Greek Tragedy

Author : Pantelis Michelakis
ISBN : 0521038928
Genre : History
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Examines how the tragic dramatists persistently appropriated Achilles to address the concerns of their time.
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Greek Tragedy

Author : Laura Swift
ISBN : 9781474236843
Genre : Drama
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The latest volume in the Classical World series, this book offers a much-needed up-to-date introduction to Greek tragedy, and covers the most important thematic topics studied at school or university level. After a brief analysis of the genre and main figures, it focuses on the broader questions of what defines tragedy, what its particular preoccupations are, and what makes these texts so widely studied and performed more than 2,000 years after they were written. As such, the book will be of interest to students taking broad courses on Greek tragedy, while also being suitable for the general reader who wants an overview of the subject. All passages of tragedy discussed are translated by the author and supplementary information includes a chronology of all the surviving tragedies, a glossary, and guidance on further reading.
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