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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 & Sciences, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Digital video collection, FFH 11790
Summary:
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: Video recordings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Drama of ancient Greece : from ritual to theater.
(OCoLC)48447244
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, 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 & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 54396480
Notes: Streaming video (57 min.).
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.
Producer, Paul Iacono ; writer, Douglas Anderson.
Performer(s): Host, Joe Barrett.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Dionysus and theater --
Theater of Dionysus --
Greek theater and politics --
Sophocles' "Antigone" --
Antigone's challenge to Creon --
Greek chorus --
Translating Greek tragedies --
Creon and ethical decisions --
Catharsis and hamartia --
Facial expressions vs. masks --
Content of Greek dramas --
Greek Dramas in 5th century B.C. --
Euripides' "Medea" --
Gender issues in Greek Drama --
Greek comedy and Aristophanes --
Licentiousness in Greek comedy --
Greek drama and today --
Evolution of theater.
Other Titles: Greek drama :

Abstract:

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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