Download or read book Orestes and Other Plays PDF or another Format written by Euripides, and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2009-03-26 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the fourth volume of Euripides plays in new translation. The four plays it contains, Ion, Orestes, The Phoenician Women and The Suppliant Women, explore ethical and political themes, contrasting the claims of patriotism with family loyalty, pragmatism with justice, the idea that 'might is right' with the ideal of clemency.
Download or read book Medea and Other Plays PDF or another Format written by Euripides and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 1973-07-26 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Medea, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking and horrific of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering and powerful figure who demonstrates Euripides' unusual willingness to give voice to a woman's case. Alcestis, a tragicomedy, is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and The Children of Heracles examines the conflict between might and right, while Hippolytus deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming the awesome figures of Greek mythology into recognizable, fallible human beings.
Download or read book Helen of Troy PDF or another Format written by Laurie Maguire and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-04-06 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a comprehensive literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways in which her story has been told and retold in almost every century from the ancient world to the modern day. Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a woman who has wielded a great influence on Western cultural consciousness for more than three millennia Features a wide and diverse variety of literary sources, including epic, drama, novels, poems, film, comedy, and opera, and works by Homer, Euripides, Chaucer, Shakespeare Includes an analysis of a radio play by the prize-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and a Faust play by a contemporary Scottish playwright Explores themes such as narrative difficulties in portraying Helen, how legal history relates to her story, and how writers apportion blame or exculpate her Considers the aesthetic and narrative difficulties that ensue when literature translates myth
Download or read book The Bacchae and Other Plays PDF or another Format written by Euripides and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2006-01-26 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Phoenician Women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after the vengeful murder of his mother. In the Bacchae, a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal, while in Iphigenia at Aulis, the Greek leaders take the horrific decision to sacrifice a princess to gain favour from the gods in their mission to Troy. Finally, the Rhesus depicts a world of espionage between the warring Greek and Trojan camps.
Download or read book Translating Classical Plays PDF or another Format written by J. Michael Walton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-14 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translating Classical Plays is a selection of edited papers by J. Michael Walton published and delivered between 1997 and 2014. Of the four sections, each with a new introduction, the first two cover the history of translating classical drama into English and specific issues relating to translation for stage performance. The latter two are concerned with the three Greek tragedians, and the Greek and Roman writers of old and new comedy, ending with the hitherto unpublished text of a Platform Lecture given at the National Theatre in London comparing the plays of Plautus with Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The volume is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in staging or translating classical drama.
Download or read book Murder Among Friends PDF or another Format written by Elizabeth S. Belfiore and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2000 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In Murder Among Friends, Elizabeth Belfiore supports this thesis with an in-depth examination of the crucial role of philia in Greek tragedy. Drawing on a wealth of evidence, she compares tragedy and epic, discusses the role of philia relationships within Greek literature and society, and analyzes in detail the pattern of violation of philia in five plays: Aeschylus' Suppliants, Sophocles' Philoctetes and Ajax, and Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris and Andromache."--BOOK JACKET.
Download or read book Harvard Studies in Classical Philology PDF or another Format written by G. P. Goold and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1977-06 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Peter France
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0199247846
Pages : 692 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (247 users)
Download or read book The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation PDF or another Format written by Peter France and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2001 with total page 692 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translation has been a crucial process in world culture over the past two millennia and more. In the English-speaking cultures many of the most important texts are translations, from Homer to Beckett, the Bible to Freud. Although recent years have seen a boom in translation studies, there hasbeen no comprehensive yet convenient guide to this essential element of literature in English.Written by eminent scholars from many countries, the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation meets this need and will be essential reading for all students of English and comparative literature. It highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the issuesraised, making the translator more 'visible'. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Korean, from Swahili to Russian. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical,showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available.The Guide is divided into two parts. Part I contains substantial essays on theoretical questions, a pioneering outline of the history of translation into English, and discussions of the problems raised by specific types of text (e.g. poetry, oral literature). The second, much longer, part consistsof entries grouped by language of origin; some are devoted to individual texts (e.g. the Thousand and One Nights) or writers (e.g. Ibsen, Proust), but the majority offer a critical overview of a genre (e.g. Chinese poetry, Spanish Golden Age drama) or of a national literature (e.g. Hungarian,Scottish Gaelic). There is a selective bibliography for each entry and an index of authors and translators.
Release Date : 1977
ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4553819
Pages : 488 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (4 users)
Download or read book Chicorel Theater Index to Plays in Anthologies and Collections PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Penguin Classics Book PDF or another Format written by Henry Eliot and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.
Download or read book The Plays of Sophocles PDF or another Format written by Jan Coenraad Kamerbeek and published by BRILL. This book was released on 1953 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book On Matricide PDF or another Format written by Amber Jacobs and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2007-09-04 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite advances in feminism, the "law of the father" remains the dominant model of Western psychological and cultural analysis, and the law of the mother continues to exist as an underdeveloped and marginal concept. In her radical rereading of the Greek myth, Oresteia, Amber Jacobs hopes to rectify the occlusion of the mother and reinforce her role as an active agent in the laws that determine and reinforce our cultural organization. According to Greek myth, Metis, Athena's mother, was Zeus's first wife. Zeus swallowed Metis to prevent her from bearing children who would overthrow him. Nevertheless, Metis bore Zeus a child-Athena-who sprang forth fully formed from his head. In Aeschylus's Oresteia, Athena's motherless status functions as a crucial justification for absolving Orestes of the crime of matricide. In his defense of Orestes, Zeus argues that the father is more important than the mother, using Athena's "motherless" birth as an example. Conducting a close reading of critical works on Aeschylus's text, Jacobs reveals that psychoanalytic theorists have unwittingly reproduced the denial of Metis in their own critiques. This repression, which can be found in the work of Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein as well as in the work of more contemporary theorists such as André Green and Luce Irigaray, has resulted in both an incomplete analysis of Oresteia and an inability to account for the fantasies and unconscious processes that fall outside the oedipal/patricidal paradigm. By bringing the story of Athena's mother, Metis, to the forefront, Jacobs challenges the primacy of the Oedipus myth in Western culture and psychoanalysis and introduces a bold new theory of matricide and maternal law. She finds that the Metis myth exists in cryptic forms within Aeschylus's text, uncovering what she terms the "latent content of the Oresteian myth," and argues that the occlusion of the law of the mother is proof of the patriarchal structures underlying our contemporary social and psychic realities. Jacobs's work not only provides new insight into the Oresteian trilogy but also advances a postpatriarchal model of the symbolic order that has strong ramifications for psychoanalysis, feminism, and theories of representation, as well as for clinical practice and epistemology.
Download or read book Law and Drama in Ancient Greece PDF or another Format written by and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-10-16 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relationship between law and literature is rich and complex. In the past three and half decades, the topic has received much attention from literary critics and legal scholars studying modern literature. Despite the prominence of law and justice in Ancient Greek literature, there has been little interest among Classical scholars in the connections between law and drama. This is the first collection of essays to approach Greek tragedy and comedy from a legal perspective. The volume does not claim to provide an exhaustive treatment of law and literature in ancient Greece. Rather it provides a sample of different approaches to the topic. Some essays show how knowledge of Athenian law enhances our understanding of individual passages in Attic drama and the mimes of Herodas and enriches our appreciation of dramatic techniques. Other essays examine the information provided about legal procedure found in Aristophanes' comedies or the views about the role of law in society expressed in Attic drama. The collection reveals reveal how the study of law and legal procedure can enhance our understanding of ancient drama and bring new insights to the interpretation of individual plays.
Download or read book Reference Guide to World Literature PDF or another Format written by Tom Pendergast and published by Saint James Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 1174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lists biographical and bibliographical information about influential writers of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction from ancient times through the twentieth century.
Download or read book A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama PDF or another Format written by Ian C. Storey and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Blackwell Guide introduces ancient Greek drama, which flourished principally in Athens from the sixth century BC to the third century BC. A broad-ranging and systematically organised introduction to ancient Greek drama. Discusses all three genres of Greek drama - tragedy, comedy, and satyr play. Provides overviews of the five surviving playwrights - Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and brief entries on lost playwrights. Covers contextual issues such as: the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theatre; the relationship between drama and the worship of Dionysos; the political dimension; and how to read and watch Greek drama. Includes 46 one-page synopses of each of the surviving plays.
Names of dramas: M-Z. Latin plays by English authors. Oratorios. Appendix to v. 2 and 3. Additions and correction to v. 2 and 3
Author : David Erskine Baker
Release Date : 1812
ISBN 10 : OXFORD:N13563420
Pages : 490 pages
Rating : 4.N/5 ( users)
Download or read book Names of dramas: M-Z. Latin plays by English authors. Oratorios. Appendix to v. 2 and 3. Additions and correction to v. 2 and 3 PDF or another Format written by David Erskine Baker and published by . This book was released on 1812 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Charles J. Rzepka
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date : 2010
ISBN 10 : 0754668711
Pages : 308 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (668 users)
Download or read book Selected Studies in Romantic and American Literature, History, and Culture PDF or another Format written by Charles J. Rzepka and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charles J. Rzepka's important contributions to scholarship on the Romantic period and twentieth-century literature and culture are gathered together for the first time. Included are award-winning essays on Keats and Wordsworth, critical studies of De Quincey, and Austen; and interventions into popular culture and detective fiction. Together, the essays are both a career retrospective and a roadmap of the innovations and controversies that have influenced literary studies from the early 1980s to the present.