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Myth, Fiction, Innovation

Matthew Wright

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274512
eISBN:
9780191706554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274512.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Euripides' use of myth in the escape-tragedies. It begins with a detailed discussion of the terms ‘myth’ and ‘plot’ in relation to Greek tragedy, and explores the precise extent ... More


Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Pietro Pucci

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores Euripides's revolutionary literary art. While scholars have long pointed to subversive elements in Euripides's plays, this book goes a step further in identifying a Euripidean ... More


Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Ian Ruffell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The collision of politics and claims of political intervention with the fantastic, absurd and impossible is characteristic of the Athenian comic drama of the late fifth and early fourth ... More


Comic Motivation: Jokes and Episodic Plot

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the relationship of jokes to plot and argues that Old Comedy is an example of a style of comedy where jokes are not additional to plot but are the fundamental ... More


Entering the Metaverse: Comic Self-Reference

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the extent, range, and limits of comic self-reflexivity, which has recently been considered under the term ‘metatheatre’. The logical contradictions of such ... More


Childbearing Women: Birth and Family Crisis in Ancient Drama

EDITH HALL

in The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on a particular category of theatrical role — the woman who gives birth at around the dramatic moment that the play is set; birth plots appeared in all the ancient genres of ... More


Euripides and the Oresteia

Isabelle Torrance

in Metapoetry in Euripides

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657834
eISBN:
9780191745393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657834.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Euripides’ Electra, Iphigenia among the Taurians, and Orestes and argues that the intertextual allusions to the Oresteia in these plays form part of a network of metapoetic ... More


Writing and Self‐Conscious Mythopoiēsis

Isabelle Torrance

in Metapoetry in Euripides

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657834
eISBN:
9780191745393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657834.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter compares the motif of writing in the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and argues that Euripides exploits writing in an entirely new way. It is argued that Euripides ... More


The Rise and Fall of Andromache on the operatic Stage, 1660s–1820s*

Suzana Ograjenšek

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the rise and fall of Andromache on the operatic stage. Andromache was the tragic subject tackled by the largest number of eighteenth-century composers and one of the most ... More


Re-(en)gendering Heroism: Reflective Nostalgia for Peplum’s Golden Age of Heroes in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 2.14 (1996)

Vincent Tomasso

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this first chapter investigating the golden ages of heroes, Tomasso examines how nostalgia for the mid-twentieth century golden age of peplum (“sword and sandal”) films, which inspired the heroic ... More


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