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Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This book challenges long-established views of Oscar Wilde as a dilettante and dandy, revealing him instead as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional ... More


Four Political Tragedies

D. M. Carter

in The Politics of Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675501
eISBN:
9781781385463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675501.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter there are detailed discussions of two plays of Sophocles (Ajax, Antigone) and two of Euripides (Suppliants, Trojan Women). The discussion unpicks some of the key political issues that ... More


Introduction: Hamlet’s Moment

András Kiséry

in Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A key function of political drama of the turn of the seventeenth century was in helping large audiences understand what politics was. Attention to its role in the dissemination of political knowledge ... More


Marcus Aurelius in Love

Marcus Aurelius and Marcus Cornelius Fronto

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226713007
eISBN:
9780226713021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713021.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In 1815 a manuscript containing one of the long-lost treasures of antiquity was discovered—the letters of Marcus Cornelius Fronto, reputed to have been one of the greatest Roman orators. But this ... More


Imperial Praetextae

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter outlines what is known of first-century AD praetextae, stressing the aspects suggesting generic continuity, even under radically altered political circumstances. After examining the ... More


Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Patrick Kragelund

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book first examines the fragmentary evidence for Roman historical dramas (praetextae), from 200 BC down to 100 AD. Discussion centres on the genre’s kinship with tragedy as well as on generic ... More


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