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Euripides : comprehensive research and study guide

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, ©2003.
Series: Bloom's major dramatists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Discusses the plots, characters, and themes of the dramatist's most important works.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Euripides; Euripides.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791063569 9780791063569
OCLC Number: 50323043
Description: 119 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Biography of Euripides --
Plot summary of Alcestis --
List of characters in Alcestis --
Critical views on Alcestis : Gilbert Murray on the Play as pro-satyr ; Anne Pippin Burnett on the Virtues of Admetus ; Philip Vellacott on the Play as critique of ancient marriage customs ; Justina Gregory on the Distinction between necessity and free will ; Nicole Loraux on the Ambiguous nature of feminine glory in tragedy ; Robert C. Ketterer on the Statue motif --
Plot summary of The Bacchae --
List of characters in The Bacchae --
Critical views on The Bacchae : Gilbert Murray on Euripides' originality ; William Sale psychoanalyzes Pentheus ; William C. Scott on the Symbolic significance of light and darkness in the play ; Charles Segal on the Play's enactment of the paradoxical nature of tragedy ; John E.G. Whitehorne on the Spectacle of Pentheus' remains ; Mary R. Lefkowitz on Euripides' traditionalism in portraying the power of the gods ; Valdis Leinieks on Pentheus' erroneous perception ; Daniel Mark Epstein on Religious ecstasies in ancient and modern times. Cont'd: Plot summary of Medea --
List of characters in Medea --
Critical views on Medea : Gilbert Murray of Euripides' realism ; Philip Vellacott on Medea as champion of oppressed women ; Bernard Knox on Medea's superhuman qualities ; Helene P. Foley on Medea's passion and reason ; Bernd Seidensticker on Medea's masculine role ; Eleanor Wilner on the Play's cynicism ; Edith Hall on the Play's reception --
Plot summary of Iphigeneia at Aulis --
List of characters in Iphigeneia at Aulis --
Critical views on Iphigeneia at Aulis : Gilbert Murray on the Play as turning point in the history of Greek drama ; John Ferguson on the Iphigeneia's heroism ; Philip Vellacott on the Play as a comment on war ; Helene P. Foley on the Intertwining significance of marriage and sacrifice ; Dale Chant on Role inversions in the play ; Edith Hall on Decision-making in the play.
Series Title: Bloom's major dramatists.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
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