Download or read book Essays on Euripidean Drama PDF or another Format written by Gilbert Norwood and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2022-05-27 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1954.
Download or read book The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy PDF or another Format written by William Allan and published by Clarendon Press. This book was released on 2000-05-25 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Andromache has long been disparaged despite being a brilliant piece of theatre. In this book Dr Allan draws attention to the neglected artistry of this very impressive and intriguing text. Through careful analysis the Andromache emerges as a play that poses fundamental questions, especially about the polarity of Greek and barbarian, and the morality of the gods. Dr Allan shows how the play also challenges revenge as a motive for action, and explores the role of women as wives, mothers, and victims of war, be they Greek or Trojan, victorious or defeated. These are among the central concerns that make the Andromache a moving and thought-provoking tragedy, full of suffering, suspense, and moral interest. This book contributes both to an appreciation of the Andromache in its own right, and to a wider understanding of the variety and quality of Euripides' uvre.
Download or read book Study Guide to The Plays of Euripides PDF or another Format written by Intelligent Education and published by Influence Publishers. This book was released on 2020-06-28 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Euripides, one of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived. Titles in this study guide include Rhesus, Iphigenia In Aulis, Bacchae, Phoenissae, Orestes, Electra, Trojan Women, Helen, Iphigenia In Tauris, Ion, Suppliants, Hecuba, Heracles, Cyclops, A Satyr-Play, Andromache, Heracleidae, Hippolytus, Medea, and Alcestis. As a Greek playwright of fifth-century BCE his tragedies influenced modern dramas and even comedy. Moreover, many of his plays questioned politics of the time, setting him apart as a progressive writer. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Euripides’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
Download or read book The Bacchae of Euripides PDF or another Format written by C. K. Williams and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2014-09-09 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the renowned contemporary American poet C. K. Williams comes this fluent and accessible version of The Bacchae, the great tragedy by Euripides. This book includes an introduction by Martha Nussbaum.
Download or read book Greek Drama PDF or another Format written by Pamela Loos and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 391 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the development of comedy and tragedy in early Greek Drama, with essays that explore the works of many of the original dramatists, including Aristophanes, Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides.
Download or read book Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays PDF or another Format written by Daniel Mendelsohn and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2002-10-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first book-length study of Euripides' so-called 'political plays (Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women) to appear in half a century. Still disdained as the anomalously patriotic or propagandistic works of a playwright elsewhere famous for his subversive, ironic artistic ethos, the two works in question, notorious for their uncomfortable juxtaposition of political speeches and scenes of extreme feminine emotion, continue to be dismissed by scholars of tragedy as artistic failures unworthy of the author of Medea, Hippolytus, and Bacchae. The present study makes use of recent insights into classical Greek conceptions of gender (in real life and on stage) and Athenian notions of civic identity to demonstrate that the political plays are, in fact, intellectually subtle and structurally coherent exercises in political theorizing - works that use complex interactions between female and male characters to explore the advantages, and costs, of being a member of the polis.
Download or read book Euripides' "Alcestis" PDF or another Format written by Andreas Markantonatos and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2013-10-14 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is an accessible yet in-depth narratological study of Euripides’ Alcestis - the earliest extant play of Euripides and one of the most experimental masterpieces of Greek tragedy, not only standing in place of a satyr-play but also preserving at least some of its typical features. Commencing from the widely-held view, so lamentably ignored within the domain of Classics, that a narratology of drama should be predicated upon the notion of narrative as verbal, as well as visual, rendition of a story, this unique volume contextualizes the play in terms of its reception by the original audience, locating the intricate narrative tropes of the plot in the dynamics of fifth-century Athenian mythology and religion.
Download or read book Stagecraft in Euripides (Routledge Revivals) PDF or another Format written by Michael Halleran and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-17 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Stagecraft in Euripides, first published in 1985, Professor Michael Halleran examines certain aspects of the dramaturgy of the most extensively preserved Attic tragedian. Although the ancient dramatic texts do not contain performance directions, they do imply stage actions. This work explores the ways Euripides utilises the latter to make a point: to underline some issue, to suggest a contrast, or to shift the focus of the drama. Specifically, Halleran investigates the rearrangement of characters on stage at the major structural junctures of the play: entrances and their announcements; preparation for and surprise in entrances; and dramatic connections between exits and entrances. Three plays from the same era – Herakles, Trojan Women and Ion – are discussed in greater detail to reveal the potential of this approach for illuminating Euripides’ ‘grammar of dramatic technique’. Stagecraft in Euripides will thus appeal to students of theatre and drama as well as classicists.
Download or read book The Play of Texts and Fragments PDF or another Format written by J. Robert C. Cousland and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009 with total page 595 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is arguably one of the most important studies of Euripides to appear in the last decade. Not only does it offer incisive examinations of many of Euripides' extant plays and their influence, it also includes seminal examinations of a number of Euripides fragmentary plays. This approach represents a novel and exciting development in Euripidean studies, since it is only very recently that the fragmentary plays have begun to appear in reliable and readily accessible editions. The book s thirty-two contributors constitute an international "who s who" of Euripidean studies and Athenian drama, and their contributions will certainly feature in the forefront of scholarly discourse on Euripides and Greek drama for years to come.
Download or read book Euripides and the Tragic Tradition PDF or another Format written by Ann N. Michelini and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2006-10-02 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Euripides and the Tragic Tradition asks all the right questions. It forces us to confront the many contradictions in Euripides' work, demonstrates the differences between the literary assumptions of Sophocles and Euripides, and challenges us to respond to Euripidean drama with sophistication and sensitivity. --Francis M. Dunn, Scholia.
Download or read book Euripides and Alcestis PDF or another Format written by Kiki Gounaridou and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 1998 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Euripides and Alcestis demonstrates the inherent presence of indeterminacy in Euripides' play, Alcestis. The author uses about eighty of the scholarly attempts to establish a determinate meaning of the play to exhibit the difficulty and lack of success in previous attempts at interpretation. She recognizes that the meaning of the play is surrounded by ambiguity and indeterminacy and provides an interpretation based on this knowledge. As an interpretation, the author focuses on Admetus' desire in relation to Alcestis' statue and his nature as a fifth century Athenian man while exposing Alcestis as a nonidentity. She also analyzes the issues of representation and spectatorship, showing that the theatrical performance is constructed in order to function as vehicles for the satisfaction of a dominant position-that of Admetus and the spectator of the performance.
Download or read book Essays on Four Plays of Euripides PDF or another Format written by A. W. Verrall and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-22 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1905, this book contains four lengthy essays by A. W. Verrall on four plays by Euripides.
Download or read book Euripides Our Contemporary PDF or another Format written by J. Michael Walton and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-08-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'In this masterful reevaluation of Euripides, Michael Walton recasts the playwright in light of his resonance for today's translators and directors. Springing from the rehearsal room rather than the page, Walton shows us not only why we are ready for Euripides, but why we so desperately need him.' Mary Louise Hart, Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum 'A useful, reader-friendly introduction aimed at non-specialists, [it] offers detailed summaries of Euripides' plays, along with keen observations on their relevance for today's theater.' Rush Rehm, author of Radical Theatre Euripides Our Contemporary is a major new study of the work of the great classical tragedian that illuminates his work and demonstrates both its vitality and how it continues to speak to us today. Taking a thematic approach to Euripides' plays it provides the reader with a wide-ranging and thorough appreciation of the writer's entire canon. For students, teachers and practitioners this is the best single-volume treatment of the writer's work, considering the plays for their accessibility and for their focus on issues and concerns which are as significant as ever in the modern world. Divided into three sections, the book first examines 'Domesticating Tragedy', the manner in which Euripides gave the world of myth an application to ordinary life. The second section tackles the 'Grand Passions': characters under extraordinary pressure and the extent to which personal responsibility can be absolved through various aspects of circumstance. The third looks at the nature of Euripides' theatre and his acknowledgment of it, the great roles and the playwrights of the last hundred years whose craft seems most influenced by his work. An Appendix at the end of the book provides a short summary of the plots of all nineteen plays.
Download or read book Euripides' Escape-Tragedies PDF or another Format written by Matthew Wright and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2005-02-24 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and (crucially) genre. These are not separate topics, but are seen as being joined together to form an intricate nexus of ideas. The book has implications for our view of Euripides and the tragic genre as a whole.
Author : Kathleen Riley
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2008-04-24
ISBN 10 : 9780199534487
Pages : 411 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (199 users)
Download or read book The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles PDF or another Format written by Kathleen Riley and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008-04-24 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the reception of Euripides' tragedy The Madness of Herakles from late antiquity to the present day. Kathleen Riley examines changing ideas of Heraklean madness and, consequently, of the Heraklean hero.
Download or read book Tragedy's End PDF or another Format written by Francis M. Dunn and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1996 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Euripides is a notoriously problematic and controversial playwright whose innovations, according to Nietzsche, brought Greek tragedy to an early death. Francis Dunn here argues that the infamous and artificial endings in Euripides deny the viewer access to a stable or authoritative reading of the play, while innovations in plot and ending opened tragedy up to a medley of comic, parodic, and narrative impulses. Part One explores the dramatic and metadramatic uses of novel closing gestures, such as aetiology, closing prophecy, exit lines of the chorus, and deus ex machina. Part Two shows how experimentation in plot and ending reinforce one another in Hippolytus, Trojan Women, and Heracles. Part Three argues that in three late plays, Helen, Orestes, and Phoenician Women, Euripides devises radically new and untragic ways of representing and understanding human experience. Tragedy's End is the first comprehensive study of closure in classical tragedy, and will be of interest to students and scholars of classical literature, drama, and comparative literature.
Download or read book Acting PDF or another Format written by Beth Osnes and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world. * A–Z entries span every region of the world and cover diverse topics from Ireland's Abbey Theatre to China's Zhang Mu (rod-puppet theater) * Beautiful illustrations include masks used in classical Greek dramas, an advertisement for a performance of Punch and Judy, the humorous puppet characters, and photographs of actors, performances, and ceremonies from Monty Python to young Balinese dancers performing the Legong dance