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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


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


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


The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study explores the numerous different ways in which we can understand the relationship between the real, social world in which the Athenians lived and the theatrical roles that they invented. In ... 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


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


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


Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage

Regine May

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202928
eISBN:
9780191707957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book discusses the use of drama as an intertext in the work of the 2nd century Latin author Apuleius, who wrote the only complete extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, in which a young man is ... 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


‘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


Incidental Music and the Revival of Greek Tragedy from the Italian Renaissance to German Romanticism

Jason Geary

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a broad overview of the music written for productions of ancient drama from the late sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century, highlighting the extent to which composers ... More


Can ‘Democratic’ Modern Stagings of Ancient Drama be ‘Authentic’?

Mary-Kay Gamel

in Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673926
eISBN:
9780191760570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What criteria can be used to evaluate the ‘authenticity’ of later stagings of ancient Mediterranean drama? Using concepts drawn from aesthetic theory and performance studies, different definitions of ... More


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


‘Batter the Doom Drum’: The Music for Peter Hall’s Oresteia and Other Productions of Greek Tragedy by Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir

David Beard

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the extent to which music was integral, even essential, to Peter Hall's productions of ancient drama. The principal focus is the Oresteia setting by Harrison Birtwistle (1934– ... More


A. M. Dale

Laetitia Parker

in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725206
eISBN:
9780191792571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the contribution made by A. M. Dale (1901–67) to the classical tradition and suggests that her major work The Lyric Metres of Greek Drama (1948) revolutionized thinking about ... More


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