Greek Tragedy

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Author: H. D. F. Kitto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317761456

Category: History

Page: 412

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This classic work not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes. It provides illuminating answers to questions that have confronted generations of students, such as: * why did Aeschylus introduce the second actor? * why did Sophocles develop character drawing? * why are some of Euripides' plots so bad and others so good? Greek Tragedy is neither a history nor a handbook, but a penetrating work of criticism which all students of literature will find suggestive and stimulating.

A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

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Author: Andrew Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317808193

Category: History

Page: 200

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That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to – moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography – as well as the names of unfamiliar legendary and mythological figures. A New Companion to Greek Tragedy provides a useful reference tool for the ‘Greekless’ reader: arranged on a strictly encyclopaedic pattern, with headings for all proper names occurring in the twelve most frequently read tragedies, it contains brief but adequately detailed essays on moral, religious and philosophical terms, as well as mythical genealogies where important. There are in addition entries on Greek theatre, technical terms and on other writers from Aristotle to Freud, whilst the essay by P. E. Easterling traces some connections between the ideas found in the tragedians and earlier Greek thought.

Greek Tragedy in Action

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Author: Oliver Taplin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134414927

Category: History

Page: 232

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Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances. Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. The details of theatrical techniques and stage directions, used by playwrights to highlight key moments, are drawn out and related to the meaning of each play as a whole. With extensive translated quotations, the essential unity of action and speech in Greek tragedy is demonstrated. Now firmly established as a classic text, Greek Tragedy in Action is even more relevant today, when performances of Greek tragedies and plays inspired by them have had such an extraordinary revival around the world.

Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre

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Author: Rush Rehm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317606841

Category: History

Page: 174

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Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre, a revised edition of Greek Tragic Theatre (1992), is intended for those interested in how Greek tragedy works. By analysing the way the plays were performed in fifth-century Athens, Rush Rehm encourages classicists, actors, and directors to approach Greek tragedy by considering its original context. Emphasizing the political nature of tragedy as a theatre of, by, and for the polis, Rehm characterizes Athens as a performance culture, one in which the theatre stood alongside other public forums as a place to confront matters of import and moment. In treating the various social, religious and practical aspects of tragic production, he shows how these elements promoted a vision of the theatre as integral to the life of the city – a theatre whose focus was on the audience. The second half of the book examines four exemplary plays, Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus, and Euripides’ Suppliant Women and Ion. Without ignoring the scholarly tradition, Rehm focuses on how each tragedy unfolds in performance, generating different relationships between the characters (and chorus) on stage and the audience in the theatre.

The Greek Philosophers

from Thales to Aristotle

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Author: W. K. C. Guthrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136254781

Category: History

Page: 176

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With an new foreword by James Warren Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie’s The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy – foundations that underpin Western thought today. Guthrie explores the great age of Greek Philosophy – from Thales to Aristotle – whilst combining comprehensiveness with brevity. He unpacks the ideas and arguments of Plato and Aristotle in the light of their predecessors rather than their successors and describes the characteristic features of the Greek way of thinking, emphasising what he calls the ‘cultural soil’ of their ideas. He also highlights the achievements of thinkers such as Pythagoras, who in contemporary accounts of Greek philosophy are frequently overlooked. Combining philosophical insight and historical sensitivity, The Greek Philosophers offers newcomers a brilliant introduction to the greatest thinkers in ancient Greek philosophy and the very origins of Western thought.

Greek Tragic Theatre

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Author: Rush Rehm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134814143

Category: History

Page: 178

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Emphasizing the political nature of Greek tragedy, as theatre of, by and for the polis, Rush Rehm characterizes Athens as a performance culture; one in which the theatre stood alongside other public forums as a place to confront matters of import. In treating the various social, religious and practical aspects of tragic production, he shows how these elements promoted a vision of the theatre as integral to the life of the city - a theatre focussed on the audience.

Theatre in Ancient Greek Society

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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.

Marriage to Death

The Conflation of Wedding and Funeral Rituals in Greek Tragedy

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Author: Rush Rehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691029160

Category: History

Page: 246

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Subtitled The conflation of wedding and funeral rituals in Greek tragedy' this book examines the link between weddings and death in ancient Greek drama, and considers how and why the conflation of the two ceremonies comes to life in the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

Medea

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Author: Euripides

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843023964

Category: Drama

Page: 52

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Euripides: Medea Aufführung 431 v. Chr. in Athen. Hier nach der Übers. von J.A. Hartung in: Griechische Tragiker, hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, München (Winkler) 1958. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Griechische Tragiker: Aischylos, Sophokles, Euripides. Hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, übers. v. J. G. Droysen (Aischylos), K. W. F. Solger (Sophokles), J. A. Hartung (Euripides), München: Winkler, 1958. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Euripides. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Die Bakchen

Tragödie des Euripides

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Author: Euripides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 80

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Professor Bernhardi

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Author: Arthur Schnitzler

Publisher: Severus Verlag

ISBN: 3958552544

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Der jüdische Klinikleiter Dr. Bernhardi untersagt einem katholischen Priester, einer im Sterben liegenden Patientin die Absolution zu erteilen, da sie sich auf dem Weg der Genesung wähnt und er ihr nicht die letzten frohen Stunden rauben möchte. Als die Frau dann stirbt, wird dies der Ausgangspunkt einer folgenschweren öffentlichen Hetzkampagne gegen den Juden Bernhardi. Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) skizziert in diesem Drama die politischen und religiösen Problematiken in Österreich um 1900. Ein besonderes Augenmerk richtet er dabei auf den verstärkten Antisemitismus, von dem er selbst betroffen war.

Lost Dramas of Classical Athens

Greek Tragic Fragments

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Author: Fiona McHardy,James Robson,David Harvey

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 248

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"Lost Dramas of Classical Athens offers an exciting range of new and traditional, approaches to fragmentary Greek drama. Its main focus is on the lost works of the three most famous Athenian tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Incorporating cutting-edge work by world authorities from the fields of tragedy, tragic fragments and beyond, the collection confirms the important role Greek fragments play in the study of ancient drama and their significance to disciplines as diverse as philosophy, cultural history and gender studies. The book also raises key questions about the contextualization, manipulation and definition of tragic fragments."--BOOK JACKET.

Nietzsche and “The Birth of Tragedy”

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Author: Paul Raimond Daniels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317548108

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Nietzsche's philosophy - at once revolutionary, erudite and deep - reaches into all spheres of the arts. Well into a second century of influence, the profundity of his ideas and the complexity of his writings still determine Nietzsche's power to engage his readers. His first book, "The Birth of Tragedy", presents us with a lively inquiry into the existential meaning of Greek tragedy. We are confronted with the idea that the awful truth of our existence can be revealed through tragic art, whereby our relationship to the world transfigures from pessimistic despair into sublime elation and affirmation. It is a landmark text in his oeuvre and remains an important book both for newcomers to Nietzsche and those wishing to enrich their appreciation of his mature writings. "Nietzsche and The Birth of Tragedy" provides a clear account of the text and explores the philosophical, literary and historical influences bearing upon it. Each chapter examines part of the text, explaining the ideas presented and assessing relevant scholarly points of interpretation. The book will be an invaluable guide to readers in Philosophy, Literary Studies and Classics coming to "The Birth of Tragedy" for the first time.

The Greek Sense of Theatre

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Author: J. Walton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134374100

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Chinese Classic Novels (Routledge Revivals)

An Annotated Bibliography of Chiefly English-Language Studies

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Author: Margaret Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136836578

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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First published in 1988, this reissue is an important work in the field of national literary exchange. Declared by American Library Association in its Choice publication one of the ten best reference works of 1988, the volume has survived global change - politically, socially, economically, religiously, aesthetically - to promote cultural dialogue between China and the West. Besides the scores of annotated sources, the introductory essays remain as authentic and moving as the day of their appearance. Equally to be observed is accelerating demand, especially in academic institutions, for global cultural exchange through national literatures. How can we of the English-speaking world, for example, adequately understand and converse with our Chinese counterparts without some appreciation of their culture, notably of Confucian and Taoist roles in their history as reflected in their literature? Overall, a pioneering work whose reissue will be welcomed by both scholars and general readers alike.

A Short History of Greek Literature

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Author: Suzanne Said,Monique Trede

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134806574

Category: History

Page: 232

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A Short History of Greek Literature provides a concise yet comprehensive survey of Greek literature - from Christian authors - over twelve centuries, from Homer's epics to the rich range of authors surviving from the imperial period up to Justinian. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is devoted to the extraordinary creativity of the archaic and classical age, when the major literary genres - epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, history, oratory and philosophy - were invented and flourished. The second part covers the Hellenistic period, and the third covers the High Empire and Late Antiquity. At that tine the masters of the previous age were elevated to the rank of 'classics'. The works of the imperial period are replete with literary allusions, yet full of references to contemporary reality.

Postdramatisches Theater

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Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886612840

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 506

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Roman Prayer Language

Livy and the Aeneid of Vergil

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Author: Frances V. Hickson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110979691

Category: History

Page: 228

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Warum soll ich denn tanzen?

Dionysisches im Chor der griechischen Tragödie

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Author: Albert Henrichs

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110960362

Category: History

Page: 77

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