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Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Gonda Van Steen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Many studies have been written on the Greek Civil War's political causes, characteristics, and repercussions, but Greece's theater history of those years seems to have been largely forgotten. This is ... More


Introduction: Collectivity within the Confines of an Island

Gonda Van Steen

in Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction to this book explains the historical and political context in which the productions of ancient drama originated on the prison islands of the Greek Civil War in the late 1940s and ... More


Selections, Occasions, Origins, and Objectives

Gonda Van Steen

in Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter of this book introduces the practical or organizational framework of classical tragedy staged on the prison islands of the Civil War (Makronisos, Trikeri, Aï Stratis). It also ... More


‘Suspect always like the truth’: The Antigone of Aris Alexandrou

Gonda Van Steen

in Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 offers a close reading of the Antigone that Aris Alexandrou wrote while pushed into near‐solitary confinement on Aï Stratis in 1951. The playwright mentally resisted such isolation by ... More


Makronisos: Island of the ‘Greek Inventors of Barbarian Evils’

Gonda Van Steen

in Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 discusses the productions of ancient drama that were staged on Makronisos: it presents a diptych of two productions that reveal different levels of involvement on the part of actors, ... More


Female Prisoners Learning (in) Defiance: What's Playing on Trikeri?

Gonda Van Steen

in Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 features what is clearly a more national but also an increasingly international dialogue and exchange of ideas on tragic heroes like Prometheus, despite the remoteness of the prison ... More


The Prison and the Past as Theatre: Aeschylus' Persians on Aï Stratis, September 1951

Gonda Van Steen

in Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 features the 1951 all‐male production of Aeschylus' Persians on Aï Stratis. The production was mounted by an indomitable group of interned actors and artists, and it reconceptualized the ... More


The Politics of Memory: Creating a Meaningful Past

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

in Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter, which discusses the “memory wars” that continue to be fought over the political meanings associated with the evacuation of refugee children from their homes to Eastern Europe during the ... More


Conclusion

Gonda Van Steen

in Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The exile stage confronted actors, artists, and audiences with the modernist challenge to rethink the very means and methods of drama. The theater of the prison islands was intensely political for ... More


Introduction

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

in Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book analyzes the life-history narratives of refugee children who were evacuated from their homes by the Communist Party and the Greek government during the Greek Civil War, offers insights into ... More


Homer in the Greek Civil War (1946–1949)

David Ricks

in Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298266
eISBN:
9780191711602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298266.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the reception of Homer in the Greek Civil War of 1946-9 and its aftermath. It argues that this conflict prevented straightforward assimilations of Homeric poetry, and that ... More


The Antigone of Aris Alexandrou on the Urban Stage in Thessaloniki

Gonda Van Steen

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In 2003, Victor Arditti staged a never performed 1951 adaptation of Antigone by Aris Alexandrou in Thessaloniki, Greece, to test the limits of political introspection by the Greek Left over its ... More


Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to ... More


Refugees, Displacement, and the Impossible Return

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

in Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the experiences of the refugee children from the Greek Civil War in light of recent anthropological work on refugees, displacement, and the meaning of home, and presents ... More


“A Campaign of Truth”: Marshall Plan Films in Greece

Katerina Loukopoulou

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Katarina Loukopoulou, discusses the Marshall Plan (MP) documentary films about Greece in the post–World War II geopolitical context. Drawing on archival research, it explores ... More


Epilogue

in Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This epilogue reflects on the dialectical relationship between remembering and forgetting the “memory wars.” The Macedonian conflict is also discussed as the contemporary issue that lies at the heart ... More


Antiquity as Cold War Propaganda: The Political Uses of the Classical Past in Post-Civil War Greece

Alexander Kazamias

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The period between the Civil War of the 1940s and the colonels’ coup of 1967 saw the emergence in Greece of an official anti-communist discourse around the key political notion of ethnikofrosyni ... More


Alexandrou's Antigone

Gonda Van Steen

in Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Alexandrou's relatively short but ideologically complex play deserves to receive a more accessible edition in Greek and a twenty‐first‐century translation into English, which are both provided in ... More


Mules and Upland Banditry

Jacob Shell

in Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter discusses the perceived usefulness of mule-based transportation for agrarian rebels and backwoods smugglers. Che Guevara’s discussion of mules and muleteers in his 1959 treatise ... More


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