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Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Daniel Mendelsohn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is a study of Euripides' so-called ‘political plays’ (Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women). Still disdained as the anomalously patriotic or propagandistic works of a playwright ... More


The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first to examine the reception and performance history of Euripides' Herakles from the fifth century BC to AD 2006. Its primary interest lies in changing ideas of Heraklean madness, ... More


The Herakles complex: a Senecan diagnosis of the ‘Family Annihilator’

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, which focuses on Archibald MacLeish's Herakles and Simon Armitage's Mister Heracles, investigates the emergence, in late 20th- and early 21st-century stage adaptations of Euripides' ... More


Creating a Herakles for our times: a montage of modern madness

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives examples of some of the mediated ways in which Euripides' Herakles has infiltrated the current cultural climate, and examines in further detail the current phase in the reception ... More


Introduction. Reasoning madness and redefining the hero

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction begins with an acknowledgement of the play's relative obscurity and disturbing subject matter, and then offers an explanation for its perceived ‘untouchability’. The book's two main ... More


‘No longer himself’: the tragic fall of Euripides' Herakles

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Euripides' own radical treatment of the Herakles mainomenos myth, namely his externalization of the madness and humanization of the hero. The structural fission, unparalleled ... More


The Browning version: Aristophanes' Apology and ‘the perfect piece’

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks in detail at Robert Browning's poem Aristophanes' Apology (1875) and his transcription, within this, of Euripides' Herakles. Browning applies himself at length to the whole issue ... More


The psychological hero: Herakles' lost self and the creation of Nervenkunst

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is the first of two dealing with the Modernist reception of Herakles. It examines the combined theories of Wilamowitz, the critic Herman Bahr, and the playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal. ... More


Introduction Gender, Politics, Interpretation

Daniel Mendelsohn

in Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the current state of interpretative >aporia surrounding Euripedes' plays, Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women. It argues that the ... More


Children of Herakles Territories of the Other

Daniel Mendelsohn

in Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the play, Children of Herakles. The play is a drama of displacement, underscoring the problematics of place — the priorities and codes that govern religious, political, and ... More


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