Greek Tragedy
Title Greek Tragedy PDF eBook
Author Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Pages 246
Release 2008-02-26
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1405121610

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Greek Tragedy sets ancient tragedy into its original theatrical, political and ritual context and applies modern critical approaches to understanding why tragedy continues to interest modern audiences. An engaging introduction to Greek tragedy, its history, and its reception in the contemporary world with suggested readings for further study Examines tragedy’s relationship to democracy, religion, and myth Explores contemporary approaches to scholarship, including structuralist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theory Provides a thorough examination of contemporary performance practices Includes detailed readings of selected plays

Greek Tragedy
Title Greek Tragedy PDF eBook
Author H.D.F. Kitto
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 361
Release 2011-04
Genre History
ISBN 1136806903

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'Two things give Kitto's classic book its enduring freshness: he pioneered the approach to Greek drama through internal artistry and thematic form, and he always wrote in lively and readable English.' - Oliver Taplin, University of Oxford, UK Why did Aeschylus characterize differently from Sophocles? Why did Sophocles introduce the third actor? Why did Euripides not make better plots? So asks H.D.F Kitto in his acclaimed study of Greek tragedy, available for the first time in Routledge Classics. Kitto argues that in spite of dealing with big moral and intellectual questions, the Greek dramatist is above all an artist and the key to understanding classical Greek drama is to try and understand the tragic conception of each play. In Kitto’s words ‘We shall ask what the dramatist is striving to say, not what in fact he does say about this or that.’ Through a brilliant analysis of Aeschylus’s ‘Oresteia’, the plays of Sophocles including ‘Antigone’ and ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’; and Euripides’s ‘Medea’ and ‘Hecuba’, Kitto skilfully conveys the enduring artistic and literary brilliance of the Greek dramatists. H.D.F Kitto (1897 – 1982) was a renowned British classical scholar. He lectured at the University of Glasgow from 1920-1944 before becoming Professor of Greek at Bristol University, where he taught until 1962.

Greek Tragedy
Title Greek Tragedy PDF eBook
Author Aeschylus
Publisher Penguin UK
Pages 352
Release 2004-08-26
Genre Drama
ISBN 0141961716

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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.

Interpreting Greek Tragedy
Title Interpreting Greek Tragedy PDF eBook
Author Charles Segal
Publisher Cornell University Press
Pages 385
Release 2019-05-15
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1501746707

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This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.

Adapting Greek Tragedy
Title Adapting Greek Tragedy PDF eBook
Author Vayos Liapis
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 447
Release 2021-04
Genre Art
ISBN 1107155703

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Shows how contemporary adaptations, on the stage and on the page, can breathe new life into Greek tragedy.

Greek Tragedy, a First Reading
Title Greek Tragedy, a First Reading PDF eBook
Author Nicholas Baechle
Publisher Hackett Publishing
Pages 311
Release 2014-06-13
Genre Foreign Language Study
ISBN 1585108685

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This is an intermediate to advanced textbook for first reading of Greek tragedy. This book draws from selections from both Euripides’ and Sophocles’ Electra. It is designed to provide students with a structured access to reading interesting Greek at the advanced level, and as it appears in works of Greek tragedy. It provides a careful introduction to the language of tragedy, Greek poetry as found in Electra, and to the nature and forms of Greek tragedy. The book focuses on material relevant for translation and understanding the unique form of drama through translation.

Children in Greek Tragedy
Title Children in Greek Tragedy PDF eBook
Author Emma M. Griffiths
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 337
Release 2020-02
Genre History
ISBN 0198826079

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Astyanax is thrown from the walls of Troy; Medeia kills her children as an act of vengeance against her husband; Aias reflects with sorrow on his son's inheritance, yet kills himself and leaves Eurysakes vulnerable to his enemies. The pathos created by threats to children is a notable feature of Greek tragedy, but does not in itself explain the broad range of situations in which the ancient playwrights chose to employ such threats. Rather than casting children in tragedy as simple figures of pathos, this volume proposes a new paradigm to understand their roles, emphasizing their dangerous potential as the future adults of myth. Although they are largely silent, passive figures on stage, children exert a dramatic force that transcends their limited physical presence, and are in fact theatrically complex creations who pose a danger to the major characters. Their multiple projected lives create dramatic palimpsests which are paradoxically more significant than their immediate emotional effects: children are never killed because of their immediate weakness, but because of their potential strength. This re-evaluation of the significance of child characters in Greek tragedy draws on a fresh examination of the evidence for child actors in fifth-century Athens, which concludes that the physical presence of children was a significant factor in their presentation. However, child roles can only be fully appreciated as theatrical phenomena, utilizing the inherent ambiguities of drama: as such, case studies of particular plays and playwrights are underpinned by detailed analysis of staging considerations, opening up new avenues for interpretation and challenging traditional models of children in tragedy.