The Cambridge companion to Greek tragedy / edited by P.E. Easterling.

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  • Greek tragedy
  • 1st ed.
  • Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press 1997
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xvii, 392 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 0521412455
  • 9780521412452
  • 0521423511
  • 9780521423519
  • 9780511998928
  • 0511998929
  • 9780521412455 (hardback)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-379) and index.
  • Deep plays: theatre as process in Greek civic life / Paul Cartledge -- Show for Dionysus / P.E. Easterling -- Audience of Athenian tragedy / Simon Goldhill -- Pictorial record / Oliver Taplin -- Sociology of Athenian tragedy / Edith Hall -- Language of tragedy: rhetoric and communication / Simon Goldhill -- Form and performance / P.E. Easterling -- Myth into muthos: the shaping of tragic plot / Peter Burian -- From repertoire to canon / P.E. Easterling -- Tragedy adapted for stages and screens: the Renaissance to the present / Peter Burian -- Tragedy in performance: nineteenth- and twentieth-century productions / Fiona Macintosh -- Modern critical approaches to Greek tragedy / Simon Goldhill.
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  • As a creative medium, ancient Greek tragedy has had an extraordinarily wide influence: many of the surviving plays are still part of the theatrical repertoire, and texts like Agamemnon, Antigone, and Medea have had a profound effect on Western culture. This Companion is not a conventional introductory textbook but an attempt, by seven distinguished scholars, to present the familiar corpus in the context of modern reading, criticism, and performance of Greek tragedy. There are three main emphases: on tragedy as an institution in the civic life of ancient Athens, on a range of different critical interpretations arising from fresh readings of the texts, and on changing patterns of reception, adaptation, and performance from antiquity to the present. Each chapter can be read independently, but each is linked with the others, and most examples are drawn from the same selection of plays.

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