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A guide to ancient Greek drama

Author: Ian Christopher Storey; Arlene Allan
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Series: Blackwell guides to classical literature.
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This Blackwell Guide provides a broad-ranging introduction to ancient Greek drama, which flourished principally in Athens from the sixth to the third century BC. All three genres of Greek drama are discussed--tragedy, comedy, and satyr play--as well as the five surviving playwrights--Aeshylus, Sophokles, Euripedes, Aristophanes, and Menander, together with brief entries on lost playwrights. The Guide also addresses  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Christopher Storey; Arlene Allan
ISBN: 1405102144 9781405102148 1405102152 9781405102155
OCLC Number: 55019501
Description: xi, 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Aspects of ancient Greek drama --
Drama --
The dramatic festivals --
Drama and Dionysos --
The theatrical space --
The performance --
Drama and the Polis --
2. Greek tragedy --
On the nature of Greek tragedy --
Aeschylus --
Sophokles --
Euripides --
The other tragedians --
3. The satyr-play --
4. Greek comedy --
Origins --
Old Comedy --
The generations of Old Comedy --
Aristophanes --
Middle Comedy --
Menander and New Comedy --
5. Approaching Greek drama --
Textual criticism and commentary --
New criticism --
Structuralism --
Myth and "version" --
Ritual and drama --
Psychoanalytic approaches --
Gender studies --
Performance criticism --
6. Play synopses --
Aeschylus' Persians (Persae, Persai) --
Aeschylus' Seven (Seven against Thebes) --
Aeschylus' Suppliants (Suppliant women, Hiketides) --
Aeschylus' Oresteia --
Aeschylus' Agamemnon --
Aeschylus' Libation-bearers (Choephoroe) --
Aeschylus' Eumenides (Furies) --
Aeschylus' Prometheus bound (Prometheus Vinctus, Prometheus Desmotes) --
Sophokles' Ajax (Aias) --
Sophokles' Antigone --
Sophokles' Trachinian women (Trachiniai, Women of Trachis) --
Sophokles' Oedipus Tyrannos (King Oedipus, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus the King) --
Sophokles' Elektra (Electra) --
Sophokles' Philoktetes (Philoctetes) --
Sophokles' Oedipus at Kolonos (Colonus) --
Euripides' Alkestis (Alcestis) --
Euripides' Medea --
Euripides' Children of Herakles (Heraclidae, Herakleidai) --
Euripides' Hippolytos --
Euripides' Andromache --
Euripides' Hecuba (Hekabe) --
Euripides' Suppliant women (Suppliants, Hiketides) --
Euripides' Electra (Electra) --
Euripides' Herakles (Hercules Furens, The madness of Herakles) --
Euripides' Trojan women (Trades) --
Euripides' Iphigeneia among the Taurians (Iphigeneia in Tauris) --
Euripides' Ion --
Euripides' Helen --
Euripides' Phoenician women (Phoinissai) --
Euripides' Orestes --
Euripides' Iphigeneia at Aulis --
Euripides' Bacchae (Bacchants) --
Euripides' Cyclops --
[Euripides'] Rhesos --
Aristophanes' Acharnians --
Aristophanes' Knights (Hippeis, Equites, Horsemen) --
Aristophanes' Wasps (Sphekes, Vespae) --
Aristophanes' Peace (Pax, Eirene) --
Aristophanes' Clouds (Nubes, Nephelai) --
Aristophanes' Birds (Ornithes, Aves) --
Aristophanes' Lysistrate --
Aristophanes' Women at the Thesmophoria (Thesmophoriazousai) --
Aristophanes' Frogs (Ranae, Batrachoi) --
Aristophanes' Assembly-women (Ekklesiazousai) --
Aristophanes' Wealth (Ploutos) --
Menander's The grouch (Old Cantankerous, Dyskolos) --
Menander's Samian woman (Samia) or Marriage-contract.
Series Title: Blackwell guides to classical literature.
Responsibility: Ian C. Storey and Arlene Allan.
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Introduces ancient Greek drama, which flourished principally in Athens from the sixth century BC to the third century BC. This work covers contextual issues such as: the origins of dramatic art  Read more...


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