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Electra and the empty urn : metatheater and role playing in Sophocles

Author: Mark Ringer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Metatheater, or "theater within theater," is a critical approach often used in studies of Shakespearian or modern drama. Breaking new ground in the study of ancient Greek tragedy, Mark Ringer applies the concept of metatheatricality to the work of Sophocles. His innovative analysis sheds light on Sophocles' technical ingenuity and reveals previously unrecognized facets of fifth-century performative irony." "Ringer  Read more...
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Ringer, Mark.
Electra and the empty urn.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)647221928
Named Person: Sophocles; Electra, (Greek mythological figure); Sophocles.; Sophocle; Sophocle; Sophocle.; Sophocles.; Sophocles.; Sophocles; Sophocles; Electra, (Greek mythological figure); Sophocles.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Ringer
ISBN: 0807823910 9780807823910 080784697X 9780807846971
OCLC Number: 37201418
Description: xi, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Politics, Sophism, and deception --
Ajax: the staging of a hero --
Trachiniae: staging a double hero --
The Theban plays: illusion into reality --
Philoctetes: roles within roles, plays within a play --
Electra.
Responsibility: Mark Ringer.

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Metatheatre, or "theatre within theatre," is a critical approach often used in studies of Shakespearian or modern drama. This text applies the concept of metatheatricality to the work of Sophocles,  Read more...

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