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Euripides our contemporary

Author: J Michael Walton
Publisher: London : Methuen Drama, 2009.
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Euripides Our Contemporary is a major new study of the work of the great classical tragedian that illuminates his work and demonstrates both its vitality and how it continues to speak to us today. Taking a thematic approach to Euripides' plays it provides the reader with a wide-ranging and thorough appreciation of the writer's entire canon. For students, teachers and practitioners this is the best single-volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walton, J. Michael, 1939-
Euripides our contemporary.
London : Methuen Drama, 2009
(OCoLC)705972793
Named Person: Euripides; Euripides.; Euripides.; Euripides.; Euripides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Michael Walton
ISBN: 9781408112045 1408112043
OCLC Number: 305167506
Description: 250 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction ---
1. Domesticating Tragedy. 1. Playmaker and Image-Breaker --
2. The Family Saga: Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigeneia at Aulis --
3. Women and Men: Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus --
4. The Comic Touch: Cyclops, Ion, Orestes, Electra, Bacchae, Children of Heracles, Helen ---
II. Powerful Forces: The Grand Passions. 5. War and the Military: Rhesus, Trojan Women, Suppliants, Iphigeneia at Aulis --
6. Revenge: Electra, Hecuba, Children of Heracles, Andromache, Medea --
7. Immortals and Mortals: Alcestis, Iphigeneia Among the Taurians, Electra, Rhesus, Ion, Hippolytus, Bacchae --
8. Sanity, Madness and Responsibility: Orestes, Heracles, Bacchae, Electra ---
III. Theatre Theatrical. 9. Playing the Game: Illusion and Reality: Hecuba, Suppliants, Ion, Rhesus, Helen, Bacchae --
10. Great Roles: Medea, Alcestis, Heracles, Hippolytus, Iphigeneia at Aulis, Hecuba, Electra, Helen, Bacchae --
11. Heirs to the Legacy: Shaw, Strindberg, Brecht, Pirandello, Anouilh, Sondheim, Frisch ---
Appendix: A plot summary of all nineteen surviving plays.
Responsibility: J. Michael Walton.

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Euripides Our Contemporary is a major assessment and study of all of Euripides' plays organised by theme. For students, teachers and practitioners it's a perfect companion to Euripides' work and will  Read more...

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