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Electra’s Urns: Receptacles and Tragic Reception

Melissa Mueller

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 offers a new reading of the urn in Sophocles’ Electra, an object that casts Electra unexpectedly into the role of a mourning mother on the model of Niobe. Even before it materializes on ... More


Introduction: Americanizing Greek Tragedy

Helene P. Foley

in Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520272446
eISBN:
9780520953659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272446.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction locates the reception of Greek tragedy on the American stage in the context of developments in American professional theater from the nineteenth century to the present. Although ... More


Phantom Chorus: Missing Chorality on the French Eighteenth-Century Stage

Cécile Dudouyt

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘Phantom Choruses: Missing Chorality on the French Eighteenth-Century Stage’, Cécile Dudouyt explores neoclassical ambivalence towards Greek choruses in adaptations of Sophocles’ Electra and ... More


‘smoking centuries of hecatombs’: Cummings and Translation

J. Alison Rosenblitt

in E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767152
eISBN:
9780191821332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767152.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 discusses the translations from Greek and Latin which constitute a formative element in Cummings’ relationship to the Classics and which are reproduced in full for the first time in the ... More


Attending to Tragic Messenger Speeches

Felix Budelmann and Evert van Emde Boas

in Experience, Narrative, and Criticism in Ancient Greece: Under the Spell of Stories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198848295
eISBN:
9780191882845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848295.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter draws on the psychological as well as everyday notion of ‘attention’ to analyse the experience afforded by tragic messenger speeches. What marks out this experience, it is argued, is that ... More


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