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The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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This book presents ancient Greek tragedy in the context of late-twentieth-century reading, criticism and performance. The twelve chapters, written by seven distinguished scholars, cover tragedy as an institution in the civic life of ancient Athens, a range of approaches to the surviving plays, and changing patterns of reception, adaptation and performance from antiquity to the present.

Synopsis:

This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

Synopsis:

This book presents ancient Greek tragedy in the context of late-twentieth-century reading, criticism and performance. The twelve chapters, written by seven distinguished scholars, cover tragedy as an institution in the civic life of ancient Athens, a range of approaches to the surviving plays, and changing patterns of reception, adaptation and performance from antiquity to the present.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-379) and index.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; Plan of the city of Athens; Part I. Tragedy as an Institution: The Historical Context: 1. 'Deep plays': theatre as process in Greek civic life Paul Cartledge; 2. A show for Dionysus P. E. Easterling; 3. The audience of Athenian tragedy Simon Goldhill; 4. The pictorial record Oliver Taplin; Part II. The Plays: 5. The sociology of Athenian tragedy Edith Hall; 6. The language of tragedy: rhetoric and communication Simon Goldhill; 7. Form and performance P. E. Easterling; 8. Myth into mythos: the shaping of tragic plots Peter Burian; Part III. Reception: 9. From repertoire to canon P. E. Easterling; 10. Tragedy adapted for stages and screens: the Renaissance to the present Peter Burian; 11. Tragedy in performance: nineteenth- and twentieth-century productions Fiona Macintosh; 12. Modern critical approaches Simon Goldhill; Glossary; Chronology; Texts, commentaries and translations; Works cited; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521423519
Editor:
Easterling, P. E.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Easterling, P. E.
Editor:
P. E., Easterling
Author:
Easterling, P. E.
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek drama
Subject:
Mythology, Greek, in literature
Subject:
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Theater -- Greece -- History.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Theater -- Greece -- History -- To 500.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Series Volume:
104-331
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33 b/w illus. 1 map
Pages:
410
Dimensions:
8.90x5.91x.99 in. 1.47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.
"Synopsis" by , This book presents ancient Greek tragedy in the context of late-twentieth-century reading, criticism and performance. The twelve chapters, written by seven distinguished scholars, cover tragedy as an institution in the civic life of ancient Athens, a range of approaches to the surviving plays, and changing patterns of reception, adaptation and performance from antiquity to the present.
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