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The drama of ancient Greece : from ritual to theater

Author: Aeschylus.Paul IaconoJoe BarrettDouglas AndersonHelene P FoleyAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from 'Antigone', 'Oedipus Tyrranus', 'Medea', and 'Lysistrata' show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Aeschylus.; Paul Iacono; Joe Barrett; Douglas Anderson; Helene P Foley; Jeffrey Henderson; Robert Fagles; Peter Meineck; Sophocles.; Euripides.; Aristophanes.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48447244
Language Note: Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Scholarly commentary: Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Robert Fagles of Princeton University, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company.
Performer(s): Host, Joe Barrett.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Greek drama :
Responsibility: producer, Paul Iacono ; writer, Douglas Anderson.

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Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from 'Antigone', 'Oedipus Tyrranus', 'Medea', and 'Lysistrata' show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed.

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