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Rites of Modernism

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Euripides' IT was revived in performance between the late 19th century, when it became a favourite choice for ‘Greek plays’ in colleges and universities, and the 1920s. As a result of the ... More


Reform It Altogether: Hamlet, 1900–1980

David Bevington

in Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599103
eISBN:
9780191731501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599103.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The 20th century ushered in a reform of Shakespearean staging that emphasized minimal scenery, rapid movement, and everything that the 19th-century stage was not. William Poel was an early reformer, ... More


Verbal and Visual Witnessing: Tony Harrison’s Euripides

Edith Hall

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the theme of witnessing in Harrison’s later theatre works, especially the contrast between photographic and poetic records and accounts of trauma. It argues that Harrison’s ... More


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