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Aeschylus: Suppliant Women

Aeschylus: Suppliant Women

A. J. Bowen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781908343789
eISBN:
9781800342873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781908343789.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aeschylus starts his tetralogy boldly, making the Danaids themselves prologue, chorus and protagonist. Guided by their father Danaus, these girls have fled from Egypt, where their cousins want to ... More

Aeschylus' SupplicesPlay and Trilogy (second edition)

Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

A. F. Garvie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book's first appearance (1969) was a full response to the publication (in 1952) of a papyrus fragment from Oxyrhynchus which indicated a late production date (in the 460s bc) for Aeschylus' ... More

Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Peter Brown and Suzana Ograjenšek (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most ... More

Ancient Greek Women in Film

Ancient Greek Women in Film

Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines cinematic representations of ancient Greek women from the realms of myth and history, including Helen, Medea, Penelope, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, Iole, Dianeira, Io, Gorgo, ... More

Apuleius and DramaThe Ass on Stage

Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage

Regine May

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202928
eISBN:
9780191707957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book discusses the use of drama as an intertext in the work of the 2nd century Latin author Apuleius, who wrote the only complete extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, in which a young man is ... More

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

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

Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

M. S. Silk

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199253821
eISBN:
9780191712227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253821.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a radically new critical study of Aristophanes. Against the limited view of Aristophanes as Athenian theatrical satirist, the author identifies him as one of the world's great ... More

Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Alan H. Sommerstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687075
eISBN:
9781800342903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687075.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ecclesiazusae, probably produced in 391 BC, is at once a typically Aristophanic fantasy of gender inversion, obscenity and farce, the earliest surviving work in the western Utopian tradition, and the ... More

Aristophanes: Knights

Aristophanes: Knights

Alan H. Sommerstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1981
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856681776
eISBN:
9781800342910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856681776.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Knights was the first play to be produced by Aristophanes on his own behalf. In it, he launched a violent attack on Cleon, the leading politician of the day, on the whole style of leadership that he ... More

Aristophanes: Wasps

Aristophanes: Wasps

Alan H. Sommerstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856682124
eISBN:
9781800342927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856682124.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Wasps was first produced at the Lenaea festival of 422 BC. The play is at once a political satire and also, like Clouds and the lost Banqueters, a comedy on the theme of the conflict of generations. ... More

Between Jerusalem and AthensIsraeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Between Jerusalem and Athens: Israeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Nurit Yaari

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198746676
eISBN:
9780191808531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746676.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How does a theatrical tradition emerge in the fields of dramatic writing and artistic performance? Can a culture, in which theatre played no part in the past, create a theatrical tradition in real ... More

Children in Greek TragedyPathos and Potential

Children in Greek Tragedy: Pathos and Potential

Emma M. Griffiths

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198826071
eISBN:
9780191865114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826071.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Astyanax is thrown off the walls of Troy, Medeia kills her children to take revenge on her husband, and Aias reflects sadly on his son’s inheritance, yet he kills himself and leaves Eurysakes ... More

The Chorus of Drama in the Fourth Century BCEPresence and Representation

The Chorus of Drama in the Fourth Century BCE: Presence and Representation

Lucy C. M. M. Jackson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198844532
eISBN:
9780191880025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844532.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Chorus of Drama in the Fourth Century BCE seeks to upend conventional thinking about the development of drama from the fifth to the fourth centuries. Set in the context of a theatre industry ... More

Comedy and the Rise of Rome

Comedy and the Rise of Rome

Matthew Leigh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266760
eISBN:
9780191708916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266760.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book looks at Roman comedy in the light of history and Roman history in the light of comedy. Plautus and Terence base their dramas on the New Comedy of 4th- and 3rd-century BC Greece. Yet many ... More

Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

Melinda Powers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198777359
eISBN:
9780191823077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Demonstrating that ancient drama can be a powerful tool in seeking justice, this book investigates a cross section of live theatrical productions on the US stage that have reimagined Greek tragedy to ... More

Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, Stephen Harrison, and Claire Kenward (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Graeco-Roman epic poetry was the staple of the early operatic repertoire and it continues to provide a rich storehouse of themes for contemporary creative artists working in divergent traditions. ... More

Euripides: Cyclops& Major Fragments of Greek Satyric Drama

Euripides: Cyclops: & Major Fragments of Greek Satyric Drama

Patrick O'Sullivan and C. Collard (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781908343352
eISBN:
9781800342682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781908343352.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Satyric is the most thinly attested genre of Greek drama, but it appears to have been the oldest and, according to Aristotle, formative for tragedy. By the 5th century BC at Athens, it shared most of ... More

Euripides: Iphigenia in Tauris

Euripides: Iphigenia in Tauris

M. J. Cropp

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856686528
eISBN:
9781800342767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856686528.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Iphigenia in Tauris tells the story of the princess Iphigenia who was sacrificed by her father Agamemnon to expedite his campaign against Troy but was rescued by the goddess Artemis and transported ... More

Euripides: Selected Fragmentary PlaysVolume I

Euripides: Selected Fragmentary Plays: Volume I

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856686191
eISBN:
9781800342699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856686191.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The fragmentary plays of Euripides are a body of texts still regularly increasing in number and extent. They are of very great interest in themselves, apart from the significant aid they give to the ... More

Euripides' Escape-TragediesA Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Matthew Wright

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274512
eISBN:
9780191706554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274512.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is a critical study of three late plays of Euripides. It offers a reading of the plays, which has important implications for the way in which we read Euripidean tragedy and tragedy in ... More

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