An Oresteia

Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780865479029

Category: Drama

Page: 255

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In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions -- Aischylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra, and Euripides' Orestes, giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. Carson's accomplished rendering combines elements of contemporary vernacular with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up the plays to a modern audience. --from publisher description.

The Oresteia

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Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022616151X

Category: Drama

Page: 257

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Highly acclaimed as translators of Greek and Sanskrit classics, respectively, David Grene and Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty here present a complete modern translation of the three plays comprising Aeschylus' Orestia and, with the assistance of director Nicholas Rudall, an abridged stage adaptation. This blanced and highly successful collaboration of scholars with a theater director solves the contemporary problems of translating and staging the Orestia, which originally was written to be performed in Athens in the first half of the fifth century B.C. While remaning faithful to the original Greek, Grene and O'Flaherty embrace a strong and adventurous English style, vivid and visceral. The language of this extraordinary translation, immediately accessible to a theater audience, speaks across the centuries. Premiered at Chicago's Court Theater in 1986 under Rudall's direction, the stage adaptation of the Orestia proved eminently playable. This new adaptation of the orestia offers a brilliant demonstration of how clearly defined goals (here, the actor's needs) can inspire translators to produce fresh, genuine, accessible dramatic texts. The resulting work provides complete and accurate texts for those who cannot read the original Greek, and it transforms the Orestia into an effective modern stage play. With interpretive introductions written by the translators and director, this new version will be welcomed by teachers of translation courses, by students of Greek and world drama in general, and by theater professionals.

The Contemporary American Dramatic Trilogy

A Critical Study

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Author: Robert J. Andreach

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786492651

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

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The dramatic trilogy has been flourishing for some time now in new works and revivals of older works by American, British, and European playwrights. This book analyzes recent American works by Caucasian, African American, Asian American, and Hispanic American men and women. There are five chapters beginning with Opposing Families (trilogies of, e.g., Lanford Wilson, Foote, Machado, and McCraney are examined). Carson, Rabe, and McLaughlin are among those in the Classical Reimaginings chapter while Coen, Berc, and Wolfe constitute the Medieval Reimaginings chapter. Van Itallie, Havis, Rapp, and Hwang, among others, create New Forms. LaBute, Fierstein, and Nelson, among others, create New Selves. The concluding chapter is devoted to Ruhl’s Passion Play, which spans 400 years of theatre-creating from Elizabethan England to Hitler’s Germany to the Reagan era in America.

Orestie

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Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 334

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Metapoetry in Euripides

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Author: Isabelle Torrance

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199657831

Category: Drama

Page: 365

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Metapoetry in Euripides is the first detailed study of the self-conscious literary devices applied within Euripidean drama and how these are interwoven with issues of thematic importance, whether social, theological, or political. In the volume, Torrance argues that Euripides employed a complex system of metapoetic strategies in order to draw the audience's attention to the novelty of his compositions. Torrance also looks at and compares metapoetictechniques used in tragedy, satyr-drama, and old comedy to demonstrate that the Greek tragedians commonly exploited metapoetic strategies, and that metapoetry is more pervasive in Euripides than in the other tragedians. While Euripides shares some metapoetic techniques with old comedy, these remain implicit in histragedies (but not in his satyr-dramas).

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Agamemnon

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Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 64

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Oresteia

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Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192832818

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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The only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece features the ageless themes of the nature of fate and the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion.

Myth Into Art

Poet and Painter in Classical Greece

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Author: H. A. Shapiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134916892

Category: History

Page: 220

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Myth into Art is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. Thirty of the major myths are surveyed, focusing on Homer, lyric poetry and Attic tragedy. On the artistic side, the emphasis is on Athenian and South Italian vases. The book offers undergraduate students an introduction both to mythology and to the use of visual sources in the study of Greek myth.

The Classical Papers of A. E. Housman:

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Author: F. R. D. Goodyear

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521606943

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 440

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A complete collection, in three volumes, of the classical articles and reviews of A. E. Housman. These papers were originally published between 1882 and 1936 in a variety of academic journals, many of which are now difficult to obtain. The editors have checked and, where necessary, supplemented and updated all the references and corrected errors in them, but have otherwise presented each paper, in full, with the minimum of editorial comment. At the end of Volume III there are very elaborate and comprehensive indexes of passages, words and topics discussed by Houston. The Kleine Schriften of great scholars are among the most important and useful tools of the classicist's trade. This edition will be of the first importance among such collections and will provide an essential work of reference. Housman's known virtues as a textual critic are decisively confirmed and emphasized now that his papers can be seen in one complete and connected sequence.

Ramus

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical literature

Page: N.A

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Aeschylus: The Oresteia

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Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521539814

Category: Drama

Page: 95

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Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes--justice, sexual politics, violence, and the role of man in ancient Greek culture--in this general introduction to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived, a final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on more contemporary theater. The volume's organized structure and guide to further reading will make it an invaluable reference for students and teachers. First Edition Hb (1992): 0-521-40293-X First Edition Pb (1992): 0-521-40853-9

Decreation

Gedichte, Oper, Essays

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Author: Anne Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100102430

Category:

Page: 250

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The Oresteia of Aeschylus

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Author: George Thomson,Walter G. Headlam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107683882

Category: History

Page: 368

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First published in 1938, this book forms part one of a two-volume edition of the Oresteia. This first volume contains the original Greek text of the Oresteia with a facing-page English translation and notes. A detailed introduction is also provided. The second volume is largely composed of a comprehensive textual commentary. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Aeschylus and classical literature.