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

View: 5090

(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: 643

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: 3680

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: 5788

(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.

Three Classical Tragedies

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0307424413

Category: Drama

Page: 624

View: 3265

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.

The Greek and Roman stage

Author: David Taylor

Publisher: Duckworth Publishing


Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 5332

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

The New Comedy of Greece and Rome

Author: Richard L. Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521316521

Category: Drama

Page: 183

View: 7100

The first literary account of a style of comic drama which was to become the root of all subsequent Western comedy. Places the social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence in its ancient context and considers its universal literary qualities.

Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Author: Joshua Billings,Felix Budelmann,Fiona Macintosh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199670579

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 8373

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.

Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Edward Bispham

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748627146

Category: History

Page: 616

View: 9035

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.

An Archaeological Dictionary, Or, Classical Antiquities of the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, Alphabetically Arranged

Containing an Account of Their Manners, Customs, Diversions, Religious Rites, Philosophy, Festivals, Oracles, Laws, Arts, Engines of War, Weights, Measures, Money, Medals, Computation and Division of Time, Chronological Terms, Heresies in the Primitive Church, &c. &c

Author: Thomas Wilson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: 482

View: 9543


Body Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Author: Douglas Cairns

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589640

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 9164

A distinguished cast of scholars discusses models of gesture and non-verbal communication as they apply to Greek and Roman culture, literature and art. Topics include dress and costume in the Homeric poems; the importance of looking, eye-contact, and face-to-face orientation in Greek society; the construction of facial expression in Greek and Roman epic; the significance of gesture and body language in the visual meaning of ancient sculpture; the evidence for gesture and performance style in the texts of ancient drama; the erotic significance of feet and footprints; and the role of gesture in Roman law. The volume seeks to apply a sense of history as well as of theory in interpreting non-verbal communication. It looks both at the cross-cultural and at the culturally specific in its treatment of this important but long-neglected aspect of Classical Studies.

Myths and Tragedies in Their Ancient Greek Contexts

Author: Richard Buxton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199557616

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 3476

This work brings together Richard Buxton's studies of Greek mythology and Greek tragedy, focusing especially on the interrelationship between the two. Situating and contextualising topics and themes within the world of ancient Greece, he traces the intricate variations and retellings which they underwent in Greek antiquity.

Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004284788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

View: 8935

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.

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: 2388

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

The Faber Pocket Guide to Greek and Roman Drama

Author: John Burgess

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571318800

Category: Drama

Page: 416

View: 7322

An essential, refreshingly accessible guide to Greek and Roman drama containing entries for forty plays by all the major dramatists in the classical world - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence and Seneca. Features include: Playwright biographies Synopses and detailed commentary Advice on the best translations available A survey of the ancient theatre and its social and political background. Written by John Burgess, freelance director and former Head of New Writing at the National Theatre, this book is an indispensable resource for the theatregoer, student and general reader.