Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-6 of 6 items for:

  • Keywords: Troy x
  • Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Survival in Poetry

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the spiritual misery of human life in Euripides's poetry. In Troades, Hecuba frames the whole glorious and painful adventure of Troy as the song that the poets will sing. Hecuba ... More


‘Third Cheerleader from the Left’: From Homer’s Helen to Helen of Troy

Ruby Blondell

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The supreme beauty of Helen of Troy makes her the most dangerous of all mythological heroines. Many Greek authors react to the threat she poses by limiting her power, often in the guise of defending ... More


Gazing at Helen: Helen as Polysemous Icon in Robert Wise’s Helen of Troy and Michael Cacoyannis’ The Trojan Women

Bella Vivante

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how depictions of the ancient Greek Helen of Troy in Robert Wise's film Helen of Troy (1956) and Michael Cacoyannis' Trojan Women (1971) cinematically display three concepts of ... More


Citizens of Discord

Lauren Donovan Ginsberg

in Staging Memory, Staging Strife: Empire and Civil War in the Octavia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190275952
eISBN:
9780190275976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275952.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the play’s use of parallel choruses of Roman citizens. It argues that this divided citizenry embeds civil strife’s divisiveness within the structure of the play, bifurcating ... More


Classical Epic and the London Fairs, 1697–1734

Edith Hall

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0030
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that our understanding of the cultural presence of classical epic in England between Dryden’s Aeneid and Pope’s Homer needs to be supplemented by familiarization with Elkanah ... More


Fish, Firemen, and Prize Fighters: The Transformation of the Iliad and Aeneid on the London Burlesque Stage

Rachel Bryant Davies

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0036
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Burlesque drama—arguably the most widespread form of theatrical entertainment in nineteenth-century Britain—brought the Iliad and Aeneid to a wider range of spectators than those who traditionally ... More


View: