The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 1997-10-02

Total Pages: 414

ISBN-13: 9780521423519

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As a creative medium, ancient Greek tragedy has had an extraordinarily wide influence: many of the surviving plays are still part of the theatrical repertoire, and texts like Agamemnon, Antigone, and Medea have had a profound effect on Western culture. This Companion is not a conventional introductory textbook but an attempt, by seven distinguished scholars, to present the familiar corpus in the context of modern reading, criticism, and performance of Greek tragedy. There are three main emphases: on tragedy as an institution in the civic life of ancient Athens, on a range of different critical interpretations arising from fresh readings of the texts, and on changing patterns of reception, adaptation, and performance from antiquity to the present. Each chapter can be read independently, but each is linked with the others, and most examples are drawn from the same selection of plays.


The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 1997-10-02

Total Pages: 410

ISBN-13: 1107493692

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As a creative medium, ancient Greek tragedy has had an extraordinarily wide influence: many of the surviving plays are still part of the theatrical repertoire, and texts like Agamemnon, Antigone, and Medea have had a profound effect on Western culture. This Companion is not a conventional introductory textbook but an attempt, by seven distinguished scholars, to present the familiar corpus in the context of modern reading, criticism, and performance of Greek tragedy. There are three main emphases: on tragedy as an institution in the civic life of ancient Athens, on a range of different critical interpretations arising from fresh readings of the texts, and on changing patterns of reception, adaptation, and performance from antiquity to the present. Each chapter can be read independently, but each is linked with the others, and most examples are drawn from the same selection of plays.


The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre

Author: Marianne McDonald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2007-05-31

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1139827251

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This series of essays by prominent academics and practitioners investigates in detail the history of performance in the classical Greek and Roman world. Beginning with the earliest examples of 'dramatic' presentation in the epic cycles and reaching through to the latter days of the Roman Empire and beyond, this 2007 Companion covers many aspects of these broad presentational societies. Dramatic performances that are text-based form only one part of cultures where presentation is a major element of all social and political life. Individual chapters range across a two thousand year timescale, and include specific chapters on acting traditions, masks, properties, playing places, festivals, religion and drama, comedy and society, and commodity, concluding with the dramatic legacy of myth and the modern media. The book addresses the needs of students of drama and classics, as well as anyone with an interest in the theatre's history and practice.


The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2007-11-12

Total Pages: 552

ISBN-13: 1107495113

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Professor Roger Woodard brings together a group of the world's most authoritative scholars of classical myth to present a thorough treatment of all aspects of Greek mythology. Sixteen original articles guide the reader through all aspects of the ancient mythic tradition and its influence around the world and in later years. The articles examine the forms and uses of myth in Greek oral and written literature, from the epic poetry of 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogues of the early centuries AD. They examine the relationship between myth, art, religion and politics among the ancient Greeks and its reception and influence on later society from the Middle Ages to present day literature, feminism and cinema. This Companion volume's comprehensive coverage makes it ideal reading for students of Greek mythology and for anyone interested in the myths of the ancient Greeks and their impact on western tradition.


Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy

Author: H. D. F. Kitto

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2002-09-11

Total Pages: 412

ISBN-13: 1134930410

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Neither a history nor a handbook, but a penetrating work of criticism, this classic text not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes.


An Introduction to Greek Tragedy

An Introduction to Greek Tragedy

Author: Ruth Scodel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2010-08-16

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1139493493

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This book provides an accessible introduction for students and anyone interested in increasing their enjoyment of Greek tragic plays. Whether readers are studying Greek culture, performing a Greek tragedy, or simply interested in reading a Greek play, this book will help them to understand and enjoy this challenging and rewarding genre. An Introduction to Greek Tragedy provides background information, helps readers appreciate, enjoy and engage with the plays themselves, and gives them an idea of the important questions in current scholarship on tragedy. Ruth Scodel seeks to dispel misleading assumptions about tragedy, stressing how open the plays are to different interpretations and reactions. In addition to general background, the book also includes chapters on specific plays, both the most familiar titles and some lesser-known plays - Persians, Helen and Orestes - in order to convey the variety that the tragedies offer readers.


Reading Greek Tragedy

Reading Greek Tragedy

Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2023-11-02

Total Pages: 381

ISBN-13: 1009183044

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This book is an advanced critical introduction to Greek tragedy. It is written specifically for the reader who does not know Greek and who may be unfamiliar with the context of the Athenian drama festival but who nevertheless wants to appreciate the plays in all their complexity. Simon Goldhill aims to combine the best contemporary scholarly criticism in classics with a wide knowledge of modern literary studies in other fields. He discusses the masterpieces of Athenian drama in the light of contemporary critical controversies in such a way as to enable the student or scholar not only to understand and appreciate the texts of the most commonly read plays, but also to evaluate and utilize the range of approaches to the problems of ancient drama. This revised edition contains a substantial new Introduction which engages with critical and scholarly developments in Greek tragedy since the original publication.


The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy

Author: Martin Revermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2014-06-12

Total Pages: 523

ISBN-13: 0521760283

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This book provides a unique panorama of this challenging area of Greek literature, combining literary perspectives with historical issues and material culture.


A Companion to Greek Tragedy

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: Justina Gregory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2008-04-15

Total Pages: 576

ISBN-13: 1405152052

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The Blackwell Companion to Greek Tragedy provides readers with a fundamental grounding in Greek tragedy, and also introduces them to the various methodologies and the lively critical dialogue that characterize the study of Greek tragedy today. Comprises 31 original essays by an international cast of contributors, including up-and-coming as well as distinguished senior scholars Pays attention to socio-political, textual, and performance aspects of Greek tragedy All ancient Greek is transliterated and translated, and technical terms are explained as they appear Includes suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, and a generous and informative combined bibliography