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The silence of Strepsiades and the agon of the first Clouds

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter attempts, on the basis of certain anomalies in the agon of the surviving (incompletely revised) version of Aristophanes' Clouds, to reconstruct the agon of the original (staged) version ... More


Cloud Computing

Nayan B. Ruparelia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262529099
eISBN:
9780262334129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply used as a ... More


Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Mario Telò

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aristophanes, whose eleven surviving plays are all that remain of Old Comedy, has been stereotyped since ancient times as the poet who brought order and stability to this rowdy theatrical genre. But ... More


Entering the Metaverse: Comic Self-Reference

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the extent, range, and limits of comic self-reflexivity, which has recently been considered under the term ‘metatheatre’. The logical contradictions of such ... More


The Comedies of Eupolis

Ian C. Storey

in Eupolis, Poet of Old Comedy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259922
eISBN:
9780191717420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259922.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses several comedies created by Eupolis and provides necessary details about those comedies. It begins by examining the dates when Eupolis accomplished some of his literary works. ... More


‘Scientific Discourse’

ANDREAS WILLI

in The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215102
eISBN:
9780191718915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215102.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how Aristophanes created in Clouds a distinct ‘scientific discourse’, even though he does not make use of technical language as such. It argues that Aristophanes compensated for ... More


Sophistic Innovations

ANDREAS WILLI

in The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215102
eISBN:
9780191718915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215102.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Given the prominent role of language in sophistic culture, it is not surprising that language in repeatedly thematized in Aristophanes’ comedy Clouds. Throughout the play, there are scenes in which ... More


The Broken Net: Comic Failure and Its Consequences

Mario Telò

in Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows an ominous side to the finale of Wasps: the false, quasi-tragic liberation of Cratinus’s mode, usually interpreted as genuinely comic. The chapter starts with the account of ... More


Aristophanes’ Electra Complex and the Future of Comedy

Mario Telò

in Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy: "Affect, Aesthetics, and the Canon"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226309699
eISBN:
9780226309729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309729.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter suggests that the revised Clouds (419–417 BCE) extends the narrative of the failure of the first version in 423 by deploying against the rival Eupolis the same delegitimating strategies ... More


Broadway Black, Hollywood White: 1943–1957

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers Show Boat in the post-World War II era by way of the 1946 Broadway revival and two film versions made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Hollywood (extended excerpts in Till the Clouds ... More


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