Classical Tragedy, Greek and Roman

8 Plays in Authoritative Modern Translations Accompanied by Critical Essays

Author: Robert Willoughby Corrigan

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema


Category: Drama

Page: 556

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(Applause Books). A collection of eight plays along with accompanying critical essays. Includes: "The Oresteia" Aeschylus; "Prometheus Bound" Aeschylus; "Oedipus the King" Sophocles; "Antigone" Sophocles; "Medea" Euripides; "The Bakkhai" Euripides; "Oedipus" Seneca; "Medea" Seneca.


Author: Euripides,Friedrich Gotthold Schöne

Publisher: N.A



Page: 120

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Performance in Greek and Roman Theatre

Author: George William Mallory Harrison,Vaios Liapēs,Vayos Liapis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004244573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 590

View: 6733

This series has existed for the past 50 years. It provides a forum for the publication of well over 300 scholarly works on all aspects of the ancient world, including inscriptions, papyri, language, the history of material culture and mentality, the history of peoples and institutions, but also latterly the classical tradition, for example, neo-latin literature and the history of Classical scholarship.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre

Author: Marianne McDonald,Michael Walton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827251

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 4054

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.

Classical Comedy - Greek and Roman

Six Plays

Author: Robert W. Corrigan

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 147684190X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 492

View: 8657

(Applause Books). Includes: Aristophanes: Lysistrata , translated by Donald Sutherland; The Birds , translated by Walter Kerr; Menander: The Grouch , translated by Sheila D'Atri; Plautus: The Menaechmi , translated by Palmer Bovie; The Haunted House , translated by Palmer Bovie; Terence: The Self-Tormentor , translated by Palmer Bovie.


Author: Euripides

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843023964

Category: Drama

Page: 52

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Euripides: Medea Aufführung 431 v. Chr. in Athen. Hier nach der Übers. von J.A. Hartung in: Griechische Tragiker, hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, München (Winkler) 1958. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Griechische Tragiker: Aischylos, Sophokles, Euripides. Hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, übers. v. J. G. Droysen (Aischylos), K. W. F. Solger (Sophokles), J. A. Hartung (Euripides), München: Winkler, 1958. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Euripides. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Greek and Roman stage

Author: David Taylor

Publisher: Duckworth Publishing


Category: Drama

Page: 88

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Gives clear summaries of well-known Greek and Roman plays and their authors, and explores in depth some of the best-known plays

Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Author: Joshua Billings,Felix Budelmann,Fiona Macintosh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199670579

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 843

The ancient singing and dancing chorus has exerted a powerful influence in the modern world. This is the first book to look systematically at the points of similarity and difference between ancient and modern choruses, across time and place, in their ancient contexts in modern theatre, opera, dance, musical theatre, and in political debate.

Classical Literature

Author: Richard Jenkyns

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141977361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 911

Any list of the six greatest European poets would include Virgil, Aeschylus and Homer. A recent history of philosophy named Aristotle and Plato as two of the world's four greatest philosophers. The greatest historian of all is likely to be Thucydides. Why was Ancient Greek and Roman literature so great? Sweeping across a thousand years, acclaimed professor Richard Jenkyns provides a lucid and lively introduction to the foundation of all Western literature. As Jenkyns shows us, the Greeks were masters of invention - they pioneered nearly all the major literary forms, including epic poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history. The Romans, like us, already felt in the shadow of Greek literature, and, as Jenkyn puts it, they first invented imitation. In short, engaging chapters, Jenkyns illuminates the most enduring and influential works of the classical world, from the Homeric epics to the golden age of Latin poetry, and explores their unparalleled and continuing influence on Western literature.

Mask and Performance in Greek Tragedy

From Ancient Festival to Modern Experimentation

Author: David Wiles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521865220

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 6470

A 2007 study of the mask in Greek tragedy, covering both ancient and modern performances.

Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004284788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

View: 921

Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy is the reader's 'back stage pass' into the hustle and bustle, the sights and sounds of Roman tragedy, stressing the creative collusion of Republican and Imperial drama and with the historical moment they inhabited.

Greek tragedy

Author: Ian McAuslan,Peter Walcot

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 225

View: 7484

This volume, the second in the series Greece and Rome Studies, collects together seventeen articles on Greek tragedy published between 1972 and 1989 in the journal Greece and Rome. Greek tragedy remains a subject of central concern, not only in classics, English, and world literature courses at school and university, but also in the live theatre, where new translations of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides continue to play to capacity audiences. The articles in this volume, by leading authorities in the field, include treatments of individual plays by all three playwrights, studies of character and imagery, and, to begin with, an examination of recent critical assumptions. Those studying Greek tragedy either in Greek or in translation willfind their interests well represented.

Literature in the Greek and Roman Worlds

A New Perspective

Author: Oliver Taplin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192100207

Category: History

Page: 596

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This book consists of seventeen essays by a team of international scholars exploring aspects of the reception of literature from the earliest surviving Greek poetry to the demise of classical literature at the end of the Roman empire. Deploying fresh insights to map out lively and provocative surveys, the contributors examine all genres of the classical world--epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, history, philosophy, rhetoric, epigram, elegy, pastoral, satire, biography, epistle, declamation, panegyric--in search of answers to the questions of who were the genres for and what did these people make of them.

Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Edward Bispham

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748627146

Category: History

Page: 616

View: 5501

The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more.

Three Classical Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0307424413

Category: Drama

Page: 624

View: 7633

Titus Andronicus * Timon of Athens * Coriolanus Each Edition Includes: Comprehensive explanatory notes placed on pages facing the text of the play Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography Titus Andronicus This, Shakespeare’s earliest tragedy, is also his bloodiest and most horror-filled. A Roman general, to appease the spirit of his dead son, sacrifices the son of a captive Goth queen—and sets in motion a remorseless cycle of revenge and counterrevenge. The play’s vivid spectacle of violence stuns audiences with rape, murder, mutilation, and unmitigated cruelty. Timon of Athens This stark drama—in some ways Shakespeare’s most bitter play—is a brilliant psychological portrait of a wealthy Athenian lord whose extraordinary trust and love for others turns to hate and spite when, bankrupted by his generosity, he is overwhelmed by the indifference and ingratitude of those he had thought friends. Coriolanus The arrogance of a Roman military hero puts him in conflict with the people of Rome when the aristocrat is unwilling to compromise with the commoners he so despises. Compellingly relevant today, Shakespeare’s last tragedy—from its opening scene of popular unrest to its chilling climax of betrayal and murder—takes an unwavering, ironic look at political extremism. From the Paperback edition.

Tragedy and Archaic Greek Thought

Author: Douglas L. Cairns

Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales

ISBN: 9781905125579

Category: History

Page: 262

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Eight leading contemporary interpreters of Classical Greek tragedy here explore its relation - convergence and divergence - with ideas of the Archaic Period.

Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Author: Helene P. Foley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520272447

Category: History

Page: 375

View: 9373

"Only Helene Foley could have written this book. The combination of meticulous classical scholarship with a lifetime of accumulated experience of the US contemporary arts scene has produced a stylish, exciting, and energising read. Mandatory reading for anyone who loves either Greek or American Theatre."--Edith Hall, author of Greek Tragedy: Suffering under the Sun "This eagerly anticipated volume covers enormous ground with great skill and insight. It demonstrates unequivocally that the ancient plays have not simply been central to life within the American academy; they have also routinely been at the forefront of innovation and debate within the American theatre."--Fiona McIntosh, Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford. "A magnificent work, impressive in its scope and learning, yet accessible and engaging--an extraordinary, indeed indispensable contribution to reception studies of Greek tragedy."--Mary Kay Gamel, Professor of Classics, Comparative Literature, and Theater Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz

Selected Papers

Studies in Greek and Roman History and Historiography

Author: Frank W. Walbank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521136808

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 5894

This volume contains a selection of Professor F. W. Walbank's papers on classical Greco-Roman subjects.