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The Theater-Historical Context and the Turn to New Greek Theater

Gonda Van Steen

in Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967–1974

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718321
eISBN:
9780191787621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718321.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book’s first chapter explains the theater-historical context in which productions of ancient drama were revived but also sidelined by foreign plays (in translation) and by modern Greek plays ... More


“These bonds of freedom hurt”: The Logos and Silence of Censorship and Self-Censorship

Gonda Van Steen

in Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967–1974

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718321
eISBN:
9780191787621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718321.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 discusses the history, policies, and practices of the Greek military regime’s censorship (via the book index and preventive and hortatory censorship), but also addresses the reactions of ... More


Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

W. Anthony Sheppard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book explores ritualized performance in twentieth-century music, uncovering the range of political, didactic, and aesthetic intents that inspired the creators of modernist music theater. The ... More


Individual Responsibility before Tyranny as the Capitalist Enemy

Gonda Van Steen

in Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967–1974

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718321
eISBN:
9780191787621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718321.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 features several young playwrights and bold plays representative of the New Greek Theater and its preoccupation with the Theater of the Absurd and with Brecht’s dramaturgy, theories, and ... More


Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Melissa Mueller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Since Aristotle, text has been considered the essence of Athenian tragedy, while theatrical props have been relegated to the category of mere spectacle, external to the text. Objects as Actors argues ... More


Conclusion

Gonda Van Steen

in Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967–1974

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718321
eISBN:
9780191787621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718321.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Conclusion defines the New Greek Theater’s path as the growth of a radical movement with international ties that confronted playwrights, actors, artists, and audiences with the challenge to ... More


Beyond Sculpture: Wilde’s Responses to Greek Theatre in the 1880s

John Stokes

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the 1880s, Wilde responded with enthusiasm to reconstructions of classical Greek theatre staged in Oxford, Cambridge, and London, and his published reviews draw extensively on his own classical ... More


Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk and Nietzsche’s Vision of Ancient Greek Theatre

Erika Fischer-Lichte

in Tragedy’s Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199651634
eISBN:
9780191801440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199651634.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 deals with ‘Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk and Nietzsche’s Vision of Ancient Greek Theatre’ with regard to the emergence of a new image of ancient Greece that would rival the Winckelmannian image ... More


Spectacles en plein air

Peter J. Hollida

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter explores how some of the communities discussed in Chapter 5 joined with colleges, civic organizations, and commercial ventures to produce pageants and spectacles to promote themselves ... More


Music of Tragedy: Performance and Imagination in Euripidean Theater

Naomi A. Weiss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295902
eISBN:
9780520968493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295902.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Music of Tragedy offers a new approach to the study of classical Greek theater by examining the use of musical language, imagery, and performance in the late work of Euripides. Drawing on the ... More


Greek Tragedy and the Raptor Economy: The

Richard Halpern

in Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226433653
eISBN:
9780226433790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433790.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter lays out the classical conceptions of action which political economy will later overturn. Since economic production in ancient Greece was largely the province of women and slaves, it was ... More


Belisarius in the Shadow Theatre: The Private Calvary of a Legendary General

Anna Stavrakopoulou

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The favourite character of the Greek shadow puppeteer, Vassilaros (1899–1979), one of the most productive and best-known artists of his generation, was the sixth century Byzantine general Belisarius ... More


The God and his Double: Hermes as Character and Speaking Statue in Greek Comedy

Simone Beta

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Gods are a significant presence in Greek comedies, as it is the case of Hermes, the god who plays a decisive part as the divine assistant of the “comic hero” Trygaeus in Aristophanes’ Peace and makes ... More


That Voodoo That You Do So Well: Mighty Aphrodite

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The good-feelings aura of Manhattan Murder Mystery was undermined by the lack of any real creativity in that movie; the Greek chorus framing Mighty Aphrodite and thematically connected to its search ... More


Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Frédéric Pouillaude

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

There is no archive or museum of human movement where choreographies can be collected and conserved in pristine form. The central consequence of this is the incapacity of philosophy and aesthetics to ... More


Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama

Carl Shaw

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199950942
eISBN:
9780190222949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950942.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Satyric Play is the first book to offer an integrated analysis of Greek comedy and satyr drama. Using a literary-historical approach, it argues that comedy and satyr plays influenced each other in ... More


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