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From the Court to the National: The Theatrical Legacy of Gilbert Murray's Bacchae *

Fiona Macintosh

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reviews Murray's involvement with the theatre. It situates his translations in the performance traditions of early 20th-century England and also in a wider context, including that of the ... More


What ought the Thebans to have done?

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter asks why the Thebans, and especially their royal family, are made to suffer so terribly by Dionysus in Euripides' Bacchae. Pentheus' tyrannical behaviour and his evidence-proof hatred ... More


. Death and Resurrection in Euripides’ Bacchae

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines a play about the unsettling introduction into Greece from the East of the Bacchae (the followers of Dionysus), which is included in his final dramatic trilogy, produced ... More


Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Sidney Albert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this in-depth study of Bernard Shaw's most controversial drama, Major Barbara (1905), Sidney P. Albert traces the play's profound connections with Plato's Republic and Euripides's Bacchae, ... More


Interlude: Ambiguity, Order, and Deity

Adam B. Seligman and Robert P. Weller

in Rethinking Pluralism: Ritual, Experience, and Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915262
eISBN:
9780199980215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915262.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This interlude illustrates the problems of ambiguity by comparing the figures of Pentheus in The Bacchae and Job in the Bible. Both characters try to clarify categories—those of order for Pentheus ... More


Wole Soyinka's Yoruba Tragedy: Performing Politics

Astrid Van Weyenberg

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses Wole Soyinka's The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite, It explores, first of all, how Soyinka draws on Yoruba mythology and cosmology to emphasise the revolutionary ... More


The Drama of Nutrition

Sidney P. Albert

in Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces close parallels between Act 1 of Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara and Euripides's Bacchae as a way of revealing previously unexplored allusions and meanings in the modern play and ... More


The Drama of Resistance

Sidney P. Albert

in Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces close parallels between Act 2 of Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara and Euripides's Bacchae as a way of revealing previously unexplored allusions and meanings in the modern play and ... More


The Drama of Heaven and Hell

Sidney P. Albert

in Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay traces close parallels between Act 3 of Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara and Euripides's Bacchae as a way of revealing previously unexplored allusions and meanings in the modern play and ... More


The Drama of Transfiguration

Sidney P. Albert

in Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces large-scale parallels between Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara and Euripides's Bacchae as a way of revealing unexplored meanings in the modern play and demonstrating classical Greek ... More


The Seventh Homeric Hymn to Dionysus: An Epiphanic Sketch

Dominique Jaillard

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the epiphanic nature of the narrative of the seventh Homeric Hymn to Dionysus in relation to the other Hymns in the collection, taking into account distinctions of length, and ... More


The Failure of Politics in Euripides’s Poetics: Politics in the Suppliant Women

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Euripides's commentary on political theory and practice by focusing on his three plays: Suppliant Women, Erechtheus, and Bacchae. It traces the inspiration Euripides takes from ... More


The Polis’s Loss of Control and Authority

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the annihilation of the polis's political power and authority, announced in the plots of Bacchae and Iphigenia in Aulis. In both Euripides plays, the polis lost its ability to ... More


The Bacchants’ Gospel and the Greek City

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Bacchae's textual complexity to address the issue of which parts of the Dionysiac “gospel” and myth in the play are mythical or even invented, and which correspond to historical ... More


Pentheus and Teiresias

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Teiresias's attempt to convince Pentheus to accept Dionysism. In the first part of his appeal to Pentheus, before the king orders his men to destroy Teiresias's religious seat, ... More


Dionysus’s Revenge: First Round

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Dionysus's revenge in the fist round of his attack on Thebes, during which he plays the role of man, perfectly simulating man's weakness and in fact counterfeiting his ... More


Victory and Defeat

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0028
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Euripides's polemical representation of the anthropomorphic divine characters and the distressing vision of the failure of the state in Bacchae. More specifically, it shows that ... More


Out of character

Frances Babbage

in Re-Visioning Myth: Modern and Contemporary Drama by Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067525
eISBN:
9781781701782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067525.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter considers a series of plays all first produced in Britain between 1969 and 1988: Maureen Duffy's Rites (1969); Caryl Churchill and David Lan's A Mouthful of Birds (1986); and Timberlake ... More


Dionysus in ’69 (1970)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Dionysus in '69 (1970), De Palma's filmic record of a Greek tragedy, which bears thematic relations to the two comedies, Greetings (1968) and Hi, Mom! (1970), that he shot ... More


Aeschylus, Euripides, and Toni Morrison: Miasma, Revenge, and Atonement

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay discusses Morrison’s interest in the interwoven nature of African and classical traditions, and her repeated use of the interfaces between Greece, Rome, and North and West Africa to great ... More


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