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Seeing Through Mirrors (Prometheus Unbound, Act I)

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

in Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter begins with an accounting of the three versions of Prometheus’ story from Hesiod, Aeschylus, and finally, Shelley. Shelley’s play, “Prometheus Unbound” is contrasted with Aeschylus own ... 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


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


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


Cratinus and Tragedy

Emmanuela Bakola

in Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Through examination of four of Cratinus' comedies, Ch 3 challenges the generally accepted argument that Aristophanes is unusual in his engagement with tragedy and demonstrates that paratragedy was ... More


Violence in Greek drama *

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter seeks to identify and explain the constraints on the onstage presentation of violence in Greek drama. It finds that there were two conventions: that the audience must never witness any ... More


Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Mary Shelley

David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold ... More


Conclusion

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book has shown how Alexander the Great framed his life after the venerable precedents of Greek Myth, which were often, at the same time, his family traditions. Emulating Dionysus, Perseus, ... More


The Source of Desire Seeks the End of Desire (Prometheus Unbound, Act II)

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

in Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter analyzes the second act of Shelley’s play, “Prometheus Unbound.” In this section, the actions and experiences of the act’s two female protagonists, Asia and Panthea, are recounted and ... More


“Where the Split Began” (Prometheus Unbound, Act III)

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

in Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter analyzes the third act of Shelley’s play, “Prometheus Unbound,” and follows the sequence of events from the fall of Jupiter to the release of Prometheus and his union with Asia. In this ... More


Conclusion

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

in Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The final chapter summarizes how Shelley’s upbringing influenced his outlook in life in his adulthood. The chapter recounts the social system in place for rearing and training children in the 18th ... More


Providence and Prometheus

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Even before Shelley, Francis Bacon had observed that the name Prometheus meant Providence. While Bacon was able to identify distinctions between divine and human providence, he presented a fusion of ... More


King Lear: Organized Incoherence

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the view that King Lear is to a certain degree incoherent. It argues that the play is both strongly Christian and strongly Pagan, and that the two are not harmonized. However, ... More


Frankenstein

Robert Horton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167437
eISBN:
9780231850568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167437.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in ... More


The Further Academic Papers of Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones

Hugh Lloyd-Jones

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279326
eISBN:
9780191706882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279326.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of papers completes the published Academic Papers of Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones, who has a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost classical scholars of his generation. It follows on ... More


Hesiod’s Theogony and the Folk Tale

Malcolm Davies

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It is well known that Hesiod's Theogony contains a number of folk tale motifs. West's 1966 commentary specifies Prometheus and Epimetheus, ‘the pair of brothers, one clever and one stupid, or one ... More


Mythic Women in Tony Harrison’s Prometheus

Hallie Rebecca Marshall

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/9780199678921.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the depiction and narrative function of female characters in Tony Harrison's film/poem Prometheus, which uses the Aeschylean Prometheus Bound as its primary literary model. The ... More


Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Jared Hickman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book addresses the specific conditions under and the pointed implications with which an ancient story about different orders of gods dueling over the fate of humanity became such a prominent ... More


A Poet behind the Camera

Peter Symes

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/9780197266519.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In this chapter Peter Symes explores Tony Harrison’s film-poems, describing how over the last four decades the poet has constantly experimented and learned from discovery, hard graft, trial and ... More


Shelleyan Love

Seth T. Reno

in Amorous Aesthetics: Intellectual Love in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, 1788-1853

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940834
eISBN:
9781789623185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940834.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, I show that Percy Shelley picks up on the waning of intellectual love in Wordsworth, continuing to develop this Romantic tradition after Wordsworth moves on to a more religious ... More


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