Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy

Auteurship and Directorial Visions


Author: George Rodosthenous

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472591542

Category: Drama

Page: 296

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Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy: Auteurship and Directorial Visions provides a wide-ranging analysis of the role of the director in shaping adaptations for the stage today. Through its focus on a wide range of international productions by Katie Mitchell, Theodoros Terzopoulos, Peter Sellars, Jan Fabre, Ariane Mnouchkine, Tadashi Suzuki, Yukio Ninagawa, Andrei Serban, Nikos Charalambous, Bryan Doerries and Richard Schechner, among others, it offers readers a detailed study of the ways directors have responded to the original texts, refashioning them for different audiences, contexts and purposes. As such the volume will appeal to readers of theatre and performance studies, classics and adaptation studies, directors and theatre practitioners, and anyone who has ever wondered 'why they did it like that' when watching a stage production of an ancient Greek play. The volume Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy is divided in three sections: the first section - Global Perspectives - considers the work of a range of major directors from around the world who have provided new readings of Greek Tragedy: Peter Sellars and Athol Fugard in the US, Katie Mitchell in the UK, Theodoros Terzopoulos in Greece and Tadashi Suzuki and Yukio Ninagawa in Japan. Their work on a wide range of plays is analysed, including Electra, Oedipus the King, The Persians, Iphigenia at Aulis, and Ajax. Parts Two and Three – Directing as Dialogue with the Community and Directorial Re-Visions - focus on a range of productions of key plays from the repertoire, including Prometheus Landscape II, Les Atrides, The Trojan Women, The Bacchae, Antigone and The Suppliants, among others. In each, the varying approaches of different directors are analysed, together with a detailed investigation of the mise-en-scene. In considering each stage production, the authors raise issues of authenticity, contemporary resonances, translation, directorial control/auteurship and adaptation.

Greek Tragedy and the Contemporary Actor


Author: Zachary Dunbar,Stephe Harrop

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319954717

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

View: 8861

This book offers a provocative and groundbreaking re-appraisal of the demands of acting ancient tragedy, informed by cutting-edge scholarship in the fields of actor training, theatre history, and classical reception. Its interdisciplinary reach means that it is uniquely positioned to identify, interrogate, and de-mystify the clichés which cluster around Greek tragedy, giving acting students, teachers, and theatre-makers the chance to access a vital range of current debates, and modelling ways in which an enhanced understanding of this material can serve as the stimulus for new experiments in the studio or rehearsal room. Two theoretical chapters contend that Aristotelian readings of tragedy, especially when combined with elements of Stanislavski’s (early) actor-training practice, can actually prevent actors from interacting productively with ancient plays and practices. The four chapters which follow (Acting Sound, Acting Myth, Acting Space, and Acting Chorus) examine specific challenges in detail, combining historical summaries with a survey of key modern practitioners, and a sequence of practical exercises.

Debating with the Eumenides

Aspects of the Reception of Greek Tragedy in Modern Greece


Author: Vayos Liapis,Antonis Petrides,Maria Pavlou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527514676

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

View: 6090

Modern Greek national and cultural identities consist, to a considerable extent, of clusters of cultural memory, shaped by an ongoing dialogue with the classical past. Within this dialogue between modern Greece and classical antiquity, Greek tragedy takes pride of place. In this volume, ten scholars from Cyprus, Greece, the United Kingdom and the United States explore the various ways in which Greek tragedy and tragic myth have been reimagined and rewritten in modern Greek drama and poetry. The book’s extensive coverage includes major modern Greek authors, such as Cavafy, Seferis, and Ritsos, as well as less well-known, but equally rich and rewarding, 20th- and 21st-century texts.

Directors and the New Musical Drama

British and American Musical Theatre in the 1980s and 90s


Author: M. Lundskaer-Nielsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230611249

Category: Music

Page: 231

View: 1052

This is one of the first books to offer a rigorous analysis of the enormous changes in the musical theatre during the 1980s and 90s. In addition, it focuses on the contribution of well-known, serious theatre directors to the mainstream Musical Theatre and it is the first book to offer a dual Anglo-American perspective on this subject.

Die Wiedergeburt der griechischen Tragödie auf der Bühne des 19. Jahrhunderts

Bühnenfassungen mit Schauspielmusik


Author: Susanne Boetius

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110945053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 375

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The Potsdam performance of Sophocles' »Antigone« in 1841 was an event of historic significance tantamount to a renaissance of Greek tragedy in the German theatre. In terms of the performing version used, the incidental music, and the stage architecture, Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853) and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) explored avenues that were to radically change the development of theatre in a number of essential ways. The immense success of this performance and the attention it attracted at home and abroad assured Greek tragedy a lasting place in the repertory of German-speaking theatres, which it has maintained to this day.

Antike als Inszenierung

Drittes Bruno Snell-Symposion der Universität Hamburg am Europa-Kolleg


Author: Gerhard Lohse,Martin Schierbaum

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110212277

Category: Drama

Page: 310

View: 9291

The third Bruno Snell-Symposium presents interdisciplinary contributions that place Antiquity in a modern framework. The central theme is performance. This involves presenting the Ancient World in a number of different historical and cultural contexts and presentational media beyond the environment of the stage. The starting point for the ten papers is Greek theatre. They cover a broad spread of classical philology, archaeology, English and Romance languages, and literature studies up to the present day.

Inszenierung der Antike

das griechische Drama auf der Bühne ; von der frühen Neuzeit bis zur Gegenwart


Author: Hellmut Flashar

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406584091

Category: Greek drama

Page: 428

View: 9845

Draußen vor der Tür


Author: Wolfgang Borchert

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743728877

Category: Drama

Page: 60

View: 7381

Wolfgang Borchert: Draußen vor der Tür Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2018. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Heiner Hawel, Beckmann, 2018. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.


Eine Einführung


Author: Jan Lazardzig,Viktoria Tkaczyk,Matthias Warstat

Publisher: UTB GmbH

ISBN: 9783825233624

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 1354

Als wichtiges Teilgebiet der Theaterwissenschaft hat sich die Theaterhistoriografie in den letzten Jahrzehnten zu einer Geschichtsschreibung des Theatralen und Performativen erweitert. Diese Einführung vermittelt Bachelorstudierenden ein offenes und weit gefasstes Verständnis von Theaterhistoriografie. Sie gibt Einblicke in Perspektiven, Theorien und Methoden und ermutigt dazu, eigene Fragen an die Theatergeschichte zu richten.

Postdramatisches Theater


Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886612840

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 506

View: 2702

Harry Potter

Das große Filmuniversum- Eine Entdeckungsreise hinter die Kulissen


Author: Bob McCabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833225208


Page: 531

View: 5857


das Buch vom Beiwerk des Buches


Author: Gérard Genette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518291108

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 401

View: 2599



Author: Eric Rohmer,Claude Chabrol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895812804


Page: 287

View: 6110