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Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

W. S. Barrett

M. L. West (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

W. S. Barrett (1914-2001) was one of the finest Hellenists of the second half of the 20th century, known above all for his celebrated edition of Euripides' Hippolytus. This volume of his collected ... More


Nietzsche's Critiques

R. Kevin Hill

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285525
eISBN:
9780191700354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285525.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book gives a new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and examines in detail his debt to Kant, in particular the Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, and Critique of ... More


 The Sarkari Mela: The Allahabad Kumbh, 1954

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The newly independent government took a prominent role in encouraging people to attend the first Kumbh after independence, which was held in a spirit of celebration. If critics of the British ... More


Hamletizing the Arab Muslim Hero, 1964–67

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a related bid for political agency (1964–67): the pursuit of interiorized subjectivity as proof of moral personhood. As the Egyptian theatre grew more ambitious, playwrights ... More


Poisoned Kisses: Theater of Seduction

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the threat that female beauty posed for men. A surprising number of plays from this period dramatize the motif of death by poisoned kiss. The chapter focuses on three plays: ... More


Forensic Rhetoric in Early Revenge Tragedy and Early Romantic Comedy: Kyd, Lyly, and Shakespeare

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the place of forensic rhetoric and of evidential uncertainty in two other innovative genres of the 1580s and 1590s: revenge tragedy and romantic comedy. In pre-Reformation ... More


The Commons and Fair Division

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter looks at self-interest and group welfare in society. It introduces Schelling's view of a social contract to restrict self-interest from overcoming the general good, which is followed by ... More


Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern England: The Material Life of the Household

Catherine Richardson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065446
eISBN:
9781781701164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065446.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In a theatre that self-consciously cultivated its audiences' imagination, how and what did playgoers ‘see’ on the stage? This book reconstructs one aspect of that imaginative process, considering a ... More


Beyond Ophelia: The Anatomy of Female Melancholy

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

It is often claimed that whereas male lovesickness is classified as a form of melancholy—a malady associated with creativity, interiority, and intellect—the female version is considered a disorder of ... More


Tyranny and Treason: Early Tragedies

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Apart from Edward Archer’s dubious attribution to Tourneur, there is no external evidence against Thomas Middleton’s authorship of The Revenger’s ... More


The End of Satisfaction: Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare

Heather Hirschfeld

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452741
eISBN:
9780801470639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book recovers the historical specificity and the conceptual vigor of the term “satisfaction” during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Focusing on the term's significance as an ... More


Tensions of Law: Tragedy and the Visibility of Lives

Cecilia Sjöholm

in Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173087
eISBN:
9780231539906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173087.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Drawing largely on Arendt’s political theory, Sjöholm advances a theory of tragic aesthetics and its relation to the modern subject. Tragedy operates as a model for sovereignty in Arendt’s account, ... More


Remembering October 19: Reconstructing a Conversation with a Young Female NJM Candidate Member about Her Recollections of October 19, 1983

Patsy Lewis

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents a narrative account of the tragic events of October 19 that led to the killing of Grenada’s Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and key members of his cabinet. It seeks to recreate ... More


Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice

Kate Schick

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748639847
eISBN:
9780748676675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639847.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Gillian Rose draws on idiosyncratic readings of thinkers such as Hegel, Adorno and Kierkegaard to underpin her philosophy, negotiating the ‘broken middle’ between particular and universal. While of ... More


Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Jonathan Strauss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

In Private Lives/Public Deaths, Jonathan Strauss shows how Sophocles's tragedy Antigone crystalized the political, intellectual, and aesthetic forces of an entire historical moment – fifth-century ... More


Zeus in Aeschylus: The Factor of Monetization

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the opening of the famous Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus’ tragedy the Agamemnon (160-6) with its reference to weighing in the divine scales. Zeus is imagined as ... More


Transforming Artemis: From the Goddess of the Outdoors to City Goddess

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter analyses the representation of the goddess Artemis in Archaic (Homer, Hesiod), Classical (tragedy) and Hellenistic literature, tracing and explaining the changes in the depiction of the ... More


The Origins of the Stage Assassin II: 1587–1592

Martin Wiggins

in Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

From the first two-thirds of Elizabeth's reign, Cambises and Fedele and Fortunio are the only surviving plays for the popular stage that include assassins. In the years after The Spanish Tragedy, ... More


The First Hired Assassins

Martin Wiggins

in Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

We have already seen that the success of The Spanish Tragedy was one of the factors behind the sudden popularity of episodes involving assassins in the late 1580s and early 1590s. Earlier plays — and ... More


‘To know my stops’: Hamlet and Narrative Abruption

Michael Neill

in Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In its original context, Hamlet formed part of an elaborate three-way ‘conversation’ between dramatists, only fragments of which one can now reconstruct. In it William Shakespeare exposes the ... More


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