A Companion to Greek Tragedy

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

The volume comprises 31 essays written by an international cohort of scholars. The essays are organized into four sections. The opening section on Contexts surveys Greek tragedy’s historical, religious, political, and artistic background.

Author: Justina Gregory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405152051

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

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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
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

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.

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521423511

Category: History

Page: 392

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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.
Categories: History

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

ANCIENT HISTORY A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography Edited by John Marincola Published A Companion to Catullus Edited by Marilyn B. Skinner A Companion to the Roman Army Edited by Paul Erdkamp A Companion to Roman Religion ...

Author: Justina Gregory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405175494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

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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
Categories: Literary Criticism

A New Companion to Greek Tragedy Routledge Revivals

A New Companion to Greek Tragedy  Routledge Revivals

This book is intended primarily for thosewhoarereading Greek tragedies in translation, though students of Greek may also find it of some use. Its purpose is simply to provide factual information that will remove some of the barriers ...

Author: Andrew Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317808183

Category: History

Page: 200

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That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to – moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography – as well as the names of unfamiliar legendary and mythological figures. A New Companion to Greek Tragedy provides a useful reference tool for the ‘Greekless’ reader: arranged on a strictly encyclopaedic pattern, with headings for all proper names occurring in the twelve most frequently read tragedies, it contains brief but adequately detailed essays on moral, religious and philosophical terms, as well as mythical genealogies where important. There are in addition entries on Greek theatre, technical terms and on other writers from Aristotle to Freud, whilst the essay by P. E. Easterling traces some connections between the ideas found in the tragedians and earlier Greek thought.
Categories: History

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

This handbook provides students and scholars with a highly readable yet detailed analysis of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr plays.

Author: John Ferguson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292759701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 636

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This handbook provides students and scholars with a highly readable yet detailed analysis of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr plays. John Ferguson places each play in its historical, political, and social context—important for both Athenian and modern audiences—and he displays a keen, discriminating critical competence in dealing with the plays as literature. Ferguson is sensitive to the meter and sound of Greek tragedy, and, with remarkable success, he manages to involve even the Greekless reader in an actual encounter with the Greek as poetry. He examines language and metrics in relation to each tragedian's dramatic purpose, thus elucidating the crucial dimension of technique that other handbooks, mostly the work of philologists, renounce in order to concentrate on structure and plot. The result is perceptive criticism in which the quality of Ferguson's scholarship vouches for what he sees in the plays. The book is prefaced with a general introduction to ancient Greek theatrical production, and there is a brief biographical sketch of each tragedian. Footnotes are avoided: the object of this handbook is to introduce readers to the plays as dramatic poetry, not to detail who said what about them. There is an extensive bibliography for scholars and a glossary of Greek words to assist the student with the operative moral and stylistic terms of Greek tragedy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

Sophocles' choiceof Theban elders for the chorus of Antigone, rather than companions or servants of the heroine, ... toset the scene,there is practicallyno soliloquyin Greek tragedy, forat least the chorus is there to listen.

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107493698

Category: History

Page: 410

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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.
Categories: History

A Companion to Tragedy

A Companion to Tragedy

Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy Broad in its ...

Author: Rebecca Bushnell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405141420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy and history Offers a fresh assessment of Ancient Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the practice of reading tragedy has changed radically in the past two decades
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Greek Literature

A Companion to Greek Literature

A Companion to Sophocles. Oxford. petre, Z. 1971. “Thèmes Dominants et Attitudes politiques dans Les Sept contre Thèbes d'Eschyle.” Studii Classice 13: 15–28. podlecki, A. J. 1966. The Political Background of Aeschylean Tragedy.

Author: Martin Hose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444339420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 572

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A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars of Greek literature Offers comprehensive coverage of the many genres and literary forms produced by the ancient Greeks—including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the novel, and technical literature Includes readings that address the production and transmission of ancient Greek texts, historic reception, individual authors, and much more Explores the subject of ancient Greek literature in innovative ways
Categories: Literary Criticism

Greek Tragedy and the Contemporary Actor

Greek Tragedy and the Contemporary Actor

Cartledge, P. 2007, '“Deep Plays”: Theatre as Process in Greek Civic Life', in P.E. Easterling (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 3–35. Chambers, J. 2010, 'Actor Training Meets ...

Author: Zachary Dunbar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319954714

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

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This book offers a provocative and groundbreaking re-appraisal of the demands of acting ancient tragedy, informed by cutting-edge scholarship in the fields of actor training, theatre history, and classical reception. Its interdisciplinary reach means that it is uniquely positioned to identify, interrogate, and de-mystify the clichés which cluster around Greek tragedy, giving acting students, teachers, and theatre-makers the chance to access a vital range of current debates, and modelling ways in which an enhanced understanding of this material can serve as the stimulus for new experiments in the studio or rehearsal room. Two theoretical chapters contend that Aristotelian readings of tragedy, especially when combined with elements of Stanislavski’s (early) actor-training practice, can actually prevent actors from interacting productively with ancient plays and practices. The four chapters which follow (Acting Sound, Acting Myth, Acting Space, and Acting Chorus) examine specific challenges in detail, combining historical summaries with a survey of key modern practitioners, and a sequence of practical exercises.
Categories: Performing Arts