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The Pantomime Dancer and his Libretto

John Jory

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The poets Statius and Lucan are both said to have written pantomimes, and this chapter considers the relationship of pantomime art to poetic texts. The chapter underlines the importance of the ... More


On Stichomythia: Liverpool Classical Monthly 5.4 (April 1980) 77–85

Christopher Collard

in Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675730
eISBN:
9781781385364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675730.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Line-by-line dialogue between two characters is integral to Tragedy's verse-form. Although stylised and easy enough to schematize, it is often elusive in function and meaning for the characters's ... More


Redrawing the Lines: Pragmatics and Gender in Textual Criticism

Evert van Emde Boas

in Language and Character in Euripides’ Electra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198793601
eISBN:
9780191835445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793601.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter has a textual–critical focus. It discusses the attribution of speakers to lines in two vexed passages, 671–93 (the prayer that caps the recognition and planning sequence) and 959–87 ... More


Octavia and the People

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The exposition is, like the play itself, emphatically tripartite, and the parallels and contrasts between its sections are dramatically effective. The initial setting with its ‘split-focus’, ‘delayed ... More


Seneca and Nero

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Here the focus is on the scenes with Seneca confronting Nero. It is argued that they fall into three clearly demarcated sections of 60 x 96 x 60 verses: first, Seneca’s great monologue on the ... More


The Revolt, the Fire, and the Ship of Death

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Four closely interlocked scenes conclude the play. The Palace Chorus’s praise of Poppaea’s deadly beauty is interrupted by the message of the people’s damnatio of Poppaea’s statues. Nero’s soliloquy ... More


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