Dionysus Since 69

Dionysus Since 69

Greek tragedy is currently being performed more frequently than at any time since classical antiquity. This lavishly illustrated book is the first attempt fully to document and explain its revival.

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199281319

Category: Drama

Page: 480

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Greek tragedy is currently being performed more frequently than at any time since classical antiquity. This lavishly illustrated book is the first attempt fully to document and explain its revival. It assembles fourteen essays by specialists from classics, theater studies, and the professional theater, who relate the recent production history of Greek tragedy to social and academic trends.
Categories: Drama

Dionysus Since 69

Dionysus Since 69

(1998a), After Darwin, London. —— (1998b), Filumena by Eduardo de ... Wilson, Bryan R. (1969), Religion in a Secular Society, London. Wilson, Edmund (1941), The Wound and the ... Nothing to do with Dionysos? Athenian Drama in its Social ...

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191555411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

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Greek tragedy is currently being performed more frequently than at any time since classical antiquity. This book is the first to address the fundamental question, why has there been so much Greek tragedy in the theatres, opera houses and cinemas of the last three decades? A detailed chronological appendix of production information and lavish illustrations supplement the fourteen essays by an interdisciplinary team of specialists from the worlds of classics, theatre studies, and the professional theatre. They relate the recent appeal of Greek tragedy to social trends, political developments, aesthetic and performative developments, and the intellectual currents of the last three decades, especially multiculturalism, post-colonialism, feminism, post-structuralism, revisions of psychoanalytical models, and secularization.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dionysus in Literature

Dionysus in Literature

In this anthology, outstanding authorities present their assessments of literary madness in a variety of topics and approaches. The entire collection of essays presents intriguing aspects of the Dionysian element in literature.

Author: Branimir M. Rieger

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879726504

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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In this anthology, outstanding authorities present their assessments of literary madness in a variety of topics and approaches. The entire collection of essays presents intriguing aspects of the Dionysian element in literature.
Categories: Social Science

Polish Theatre after the Fall of Communism

Polish Theatre after the Fall of Communism

The title: Dionysus Since '89 is an erudite reference to the iconic book: Dionysus Since '69, edited by Edith Hall, Fiona Macintosh and Amanda Wrigley4. It is not, however, an “intellectual follow-up” to the book which was devoted to ...

Author: Olga Śmiechowicz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527518469

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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In international theatre studies, there has been a dearth of studies on Polish contemporary theatre. This book investigates how Polish theatre has changed since 1989 and the fall of Communism. It introduces the most prominent Polish theatre directors, namely Krystian Lupa and his two extremely talented students Krzysztof Warlikowski and Jan Klata. All three of them represent three absolutely different types of aesthetics and ways of thinking about theatre: Krystian Lupa mostly concentrates on Austrian and Russian literature. Krzysztof Warlikowski’s theatre is based on stage versions of William Shakespeare or Ancient authors. Jan Klata focuses his attention on Polish history and current social problems. This book highlights the creativity of Polish contemporary theatre, and shows how different from most theatre traditions in other European countries it is.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reading Dionysus

Reading Dionysus

Pages 1-46 in Dionysus Since 69 : Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium . Edited by Edith Hall , Fiona Macintosh , and Amanda Wrigley . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Hall , Edith , Fiona Macintosh , and Amanda Wrigley ...

Author: Courtney J.P. Friesen

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161538137

Category: Religion

Page: 343

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Courtney J. P. Friesen explores shifting boundaries of ancient religions by way of the reception of a popular tragedy, Euripides' Bacchae. As a play staging political crises provoked by the arrival of the "foreign" god Dionysus and his ecstatic cult, audiences and readers found resonances with their own cultural moments. This dramatic deity became emblematic of exuberant and liberating spirituality and, at the same time, a symbol of imperial conquest. Thus, readings of the Bacchae frequently foreground conflicts between religious autonomy and political authority, and between ethnic diversity and social cohesion. This cross-disciplinary study traces appropriations and evocations of this drama ranging from the fifth century BCE through Byzantium not only among "pagans" but also Jews and Christians. Writers variously articulated their religious visions over against Dionysus, often while paradoxically adopting the god's language and symbols. Consequently, imitation and emulati on are at times indistinguishable from polemics and subversion.
Categories: Religion

Classics in Extremis

Classics in Extremis

in Dionysus since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, edited by E. Hall, F. Macintosh and A. Wrigley, 1–44 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004). Hall, E., 'Putting the Class into Classical Reception', ...

Author: Edmund Richardson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350017276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Classics in Extremis reimagines classical reception. Its contributors explore some of the most remarkable, hard-fought and unsettling claims ever made on the ancient world: from the coal-mines of England to the paradoxes of Borges, from Victorian sexuality to the trenches of the First World War, from American public-school classrooms to contemporary right-wing politics. How does the reception of the ancient world change under impossible strain? Its protagonists are 'marginal' figures who resisted that definition in the strongest terms. Contributors argue for a decentered model of classical reception: where the 'marginal' shapes the 'central' as much as vice versa – and where the most unlikely appropriations of antiquity often have the greatest impact. What kind of distortions does the model of 'centre' and 'margins' produce? How can 'marginal' receptions be recovered most effectively? Bringing together some of the leading scholars in the field, Classics in Extremis moves beyond individual case studies to develop fresh methodologies and perspectives on the study of classical reception.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Greek Literature

A Companion to Greek Literature

In E. Hall, F. Macintosh, and A. Wrigley, eds., Dionysus since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, Oxford, 77–111. Ford, A. 2002. The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece.

Author: Martin Hose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119088615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

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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

Brill s Companion to the Reception of Euripides

Brill s Companion to the Reception of Euripides

(2004) Dionysus since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 77–111. McDonald, M. (1991) Ancient Sun, Modern Light: Greek Drama on the Modern Stage. New York: Columbia University Press.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004299818

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 680

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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Euripides offers a comprehensive account of the reception of Euripides’ plays over the centuries, across cultures and within a range of different fields, such as literature, intellectual history, visual arts, music, dance, stage and cinema.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rebel Women

Rebel Women

in E. Hall, F. Macintosh and A. Wrigley (eds), Dionysus since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium (Oxford: OUP, 2004), pp. 1—46 — 'Aeschylus, Race, Class, and War', in E. Hall, F. Macintosh and A. Wrigley (eds), ...

Author: Stephen Wilmer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408150184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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A collection of essays by many distinguished contributors, focused on the portrayal of rebel women in ancient Greek drama Ancient Greek drama provides the modern stage with a host of powerful female characters who stand in opposition to the patriarchal structures that seek to limit and define them. For contemporary theatre directors their representation serves as a vehicle for examining and illuminating issues of gender, power, family and morality, as germane today as when the plays were first written. Rebel Women brings together essays by leading writers from across different disciplines examining the representation of ancient Greek heroines in their original contexts and on today's stage. Divided into three sections, it considers in turn international productions, Irish versions, and studies of the original texts. The articles explore how such characters as Iphigenia, Medea, Antigone and Clytemnestra have been portrayed in recent times and the challenges and provocation they offer to both contemporary audiences and dramatists alike. 'Seamus Heaney and Athol Fugard are brought together as contributors by the inspiration that ancient Greek tragedy has offered to them both. There are offerings here on Iphigenia, Medea, Antigone, Clytemnestra, film, drama, Greece, Russia ... and especially Ireland. Amidst all this variety, the level of interest and of scholarship are consistently high.' Oliver Taplin, Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, Oxford University
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Reception of Aeschylus Plays through Shifting Models and Frontiers

The Reception of Aeschylus    Plays through Shifting Models and Frontiers

In Dionysus since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, (eds.) Edith Hall, Fiona Macintosh, and Amanda Wrigley, 169–197. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004a. Hall, Edith. “Why Greek Tragedy in the Late Twentieth ...

Author: Stratos Constantinidis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004332164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 428

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In The Reception of Aeschylus' Plays 15 scholars explore new methods and frontiers for studying and staging Aeschylus’ plays by showing the tensions between traditional scholarship and innovative analysis in reception studies and performance studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism