Classical Tragedy, Greek and Roman

8 Plays in Authoritative Modern Translations Accompanied by Critical Essays

Author: Robert Willoughby Corrigan

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557830463

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.

Classical Tragedy, Greek and Roman

8 Plays in Authoritative Modern Translations Accompanied by Critical Essays

Author: Robert Willoughby Corrigan

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: N.A

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.

Classical Comedy - Greek and Roman

Six Plays

Author: Robert W. Corrigan

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 147684190X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 492

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(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.

Greek and Roman Comedy

Translations and Interpretations of Four Representative Plays

Author: Shawn O'Bryhim

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292778821

Category: Drama

Page: 330

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Much of what we know of Greco-Roman comedy comes from the surviving works of just four playwrights—the Greeks Aristophanes and Menander and the Romans Plautus and Terence. To introduce these authors and their work to students and general readers, this book offers a new, accessible translation of a representative play by each playwright, accompanied by a general introduction to the author's life and times, a scholarly article on a prominent theme in the play, and a bibliography of selected readings about the play and playwright. This range of material, rare in a single volume, provides several reading and teaching options, from the study of a single author to an overview of the entire Classical comedic tradition. The plays have been translated for readability and fidelity to the original text by established Classics scholars. Douglas Olson provides the translation and commentary for Aristophanes' Acharnians, Shawn O'Bryhim for Menander's Dyskolos, George Fredric Franco for Plautus' Casina, and Timothy J. Moore for Terence's Phormio.

Theatre in Ancient Greek Society

Author: J. R. Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134968809

Category: History

Page: 256

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In Theatre in Ancient Greek Society the author examines the social setting and function of ancient Greek theatre through the thousand years of its performance history. Instead of using written sources, which were intended only for a small, educated section of the population, he draws most of his evidence from a wide range of archaeological material - from cheap, mass-produced vases and figurines to elegant silverware produced for the dining tables of the wealthy. This is the first study examining the function and impact of the theatre in ancient Greek society by employing an archaeological approach.

Seneca: Thyestes

Author: P.J. Davis

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715632222

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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Written in Nero's Rome in about AD62, Seneca's "Thyestes" is one of the ggreatest and most influential of classical tragedies. As the bloodiest work in the Greco-Roman canon, "Thyestes" was long reviled for its depiction of savage violence and for its representation of human bestiality. Peter Davis argues that the play needs to be understood as the response of a major politician, philosopher and tragic poet to the increasingly tyrannical rule of the emperor. In this companion he explores key aspects of the play, including the circumstances of its composition, its performance history and its impact on subsequent dramatists, including Shakespeare and Jonson.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre

Author: Marianne McDonald,Michael Walton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827251

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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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.

Aeschylus, Persians

Author: David Rosenbloom

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd

ISBN: 9780715632864

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Aeschylus' Persians is the earliest extant Greek tragedy and sole surviving historical tragedy

Greek Tragedy

Author: Aeschylus,Euripides,Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141961716

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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Agememnon is the first part of the Aeschylus's Orestian trilogy in which the leader of the Greek army returns from the Trojan war to be murdered by his treacherous wife Clytemnestra. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the king sets out to uncover the cause of the plague that has struck his city, only to disover the devastating truth about his relationship with his mother and his father. Medea is the terrible story of a woman's bloody revenge on her adulterous husband through the murder of her own children.

Greek Tragedy

Themes and Contexts

Author: Laura Swift

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474236847

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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The latest volume in the Classical World series, this book offers a much-needed up-to-date introduction to Greek tragedy, and covers the most important thematic topics studied at school or university level. After a brief analysis of the genre and main figures, it focuses on the broader questions of what defines tragedy, what its particular preoccupations are, and what makes these texts so widely studied and performed more than 2,000 years after they were written. As such, the book will be of interest to students taking broad courses on Greek tragedy, while also being suitable for the general reader who wants an overview of the subject. All passages of tragedy discussed are translated by the author and supplementary information includes a chronology of all the surviving tragedies, a glossary, and guidance on further reading.

Greek Tragedy

Suffering Under the Sun

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199232512

Category: Drama

Page: 413

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An illustrated introduction to ancient Greek tragedy, written by one of its most distinguished experts, which provides all the background information necessary for understanding the context and content of the dramas. A special feature is an individual essay on every one of the surviving 33 plays.

Euripides: Medea

Author: William Allan

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 143

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Euripides' "Medea" is one of the greatest and most influential Greek tragedies. This book outlines the development of the Medea myth before Euripides and explores his uniquely powerful version from various angles. There are chapters on the play's relationship to the gender politics of fifth-century Athens, Medea's status as a barbarian, and the complex moral and emotional impact of her revenge. Particular attention is paid to the tragic effect of Medea's great monologue and the significance of her role as a divine avenger. The book ends by considering the varied and fascinating reception of Euripides' play from antiquity to the present day.

Six Tragedies

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Emily Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192807064

Category: Drama

Page: 240

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This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes.

Classical Comedy

Author: Aristophanes,Menander,Plautus,Terence

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141959487

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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From the fifth to the second century BC, innovative comedy drama flourished in Greece and Rome. This collection brings together the greatest works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' bold, imaginative Birds, and Menander's The Girl from Samos, which explores popular contemporary themes of mistaken identity and sexual misbehaviour; and two later Roman comic plays: Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus - the original comedy of errors - and Terence's bawdy yet sophisticated double love-plot, The Eunuch. Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy, celebrating its richness, variety and extraordinary legacy to modern drama.

Harry Potter and the Classical World

Greek and Roman Allusions in J.K. Rowling's Modern Epic

Author: Richard A. Spencer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786499214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. "Fluffy," the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology. But the significance of Rowling's quotation from Aeschylus at the front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a matter of speculation. Her use of classical material is often presented with irony and humor. This extensive analysis of the Harry Potter series examines Rowling's wide range of allusion to classical characters and themes and her varied use of classical languages. Chapters discuss Harry and Narcissus, Dumbledore's many classical predecessors, Lord Voldemort's likeness to mythical figures, and magic in Harry Potter and classical antiquity--among many topics.

Roman Tragedy

Author: Anthony J. Boyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113469685X

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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The first detailed cultural and theatrical history of a major literary form, this landmark introduction examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome’s cultural and political life. Analyzing the work of such names as Ennius, Pacuvius and Accius, as well as Seneca and his post-Neronian successors, Anthony J. Boyle delves into detailed discussion on every Roman tragedian whose work survives in substance today. Roman Tragedy examines: the history of Roman tragic techniques and conventions the history of generic form and change the debt that Rome owes to Greece, and text owes to text the birth, development and death of Roman tragedy in the context of the cities evolving, institutions, ideologies and political and social practices tragedy proper and the historical drama (fabula praetexta), which the Romans allied to tragedy. With parallel English translations of Latin quotations, this seminal work not only provides an invaluable resource for students of theatre, Roman political history and cultural history, but it is also accessible to all interested in the social dynamics of writing, spectacle, ideology and power.

Seneca: Phaedra

Author: Roland Mayer

Publisher: Duckbacks

ISBN: 9780715631652

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Phaedra is one of Seneca's most successful tragedies. It was the first ancient drama to be performed in the Renaissance, marking an epoch in European theatre. The myth, as reworked by Seneca on the basis of dramas by Euripides, was endowed with fresh power, and his characterisation of Phaedra, especially in her frank avowal of love to her stepson, Hippolytus, fired the imagination of later tragic poets, especially Racine. Roland Mayer introduces the reader to the complex dramatic and literary inheritance which Seneca appropriated and in his turn bequeathed, and he sets out some of the main lines of contemporary interpretation and performance practice.

Aeschylus

Agamemnon

Author: Barbara Goward

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth

ISBN: 9780715633854

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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A detailed study of the classic play examining it in its historical context.

Beyond Greek

The Beginnings of Latin Literature

Author: Denis Feeney

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674496043

Category: History

Page: 393

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Ancient Roman authors are firmly established in the Western canon, and yet the birth of Latin literature was far from inevitable. The cultural flourishing that eventually produced the Latin classics was one of the strangest events in history, as Denis Feeney demonstrates in this bold revision.

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen

Author: Arthur J. Pomeroy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118741447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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A comprehensive treatment of the Classical World in film and television, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen closely examines the films and TV shows centered on Greek and Roman cultures and explores the tension between pagan and Christian worlds. Written by a team of experts in their fields, this work considers productions that discuss social settings as reflections of their times and as indicative of the technical advances in production and the economics of film and television. Productions included are a mix of Hollywood and European spanning from the silent film era though modern day television series, and topics discussed include Hollywood politics in film, soundtrack and sound design, high art and low art, European art cinemas, and the ancient world as comedy. Written for students of film and television as well as those interested in studies of ancient Rome and Greece, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen provides comprehensive, current thinking on how the depiction of Ancient Greece and Rome on screen has developed over the past century. It reviews how films of the ancient world mirrored shifting attitudes towards Christianity, the impact of changing techniques in film production, and fascinating explorations of science fiction and technical fantasy in the ancient world on popular TV shows like Star Trek, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Who.