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Greek drama and dramatists

Author: Alan H Sommerstein
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
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The history of European drama began at the festivals of Dionysus in ancient Athens, where tragedy, satyr-drama and comedy were performed. Understanding this background is vital for students of classical, literary and theatrical subjects, and Alan H. Sommerstein's accessible study is the ideal introduction. The book begins by looking at the social and theatrical contexts and different characteristics of the three  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Sommerstein
ISBN: 0415260272 9780415260275 0415260280 9780415260282 9780203424988 0203424980
OCLC Number: 47838053
Description: ix, 192 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. History of the dramatic genres --
Introduction --
Festival, theatre, performance --
Tragedy --
Satyr-drama --
Old comedy --
Middle and new comedy --
2. The authors --
Aeschylus --
Life and works --
Surviving plays --
Profile --
Sophocles --
Life and works --
Surviving plays --
Profile --
Euripides --
Life and works --
Surviving plays --
Profile --
Minor tragic poets --
Aristophanes --
Life and works --
Surviving plays --
Profile --
Menander --
Life and works --
Surviving plays --
Profile --
Minor comic poets --
3. Chronology of Greek drama --
4. Anthology of texts --
Production records --
Fasti --
Didaskaliai --
Nikai --
Didascalic hypotheses --
Aeschylus' Suppliants and companion plays --
Aristophanes' Frogs --
Synopses of lost plays --
Euripides' Stheneboea --
Cratinus' DionysaIexandros --
Aeschylus --
The Persians, II. 796-831 --
Seven against Thebes, II. 631-676 --
Agamemnon, II. 160-217 --
Choephoroi, II. 869-930 --
Sophocles --
Ajax, ll. 646-692 --
Antigone, II. 332-375 --
Oedipus the King, ll. 1119-1185 --
Electra, II. 1126-1170 --
Euripides --
Medea, ll. 465-519 --
The Trojan Women, II. 308-340 --
Helen, ll. 437-482 --
The Bacchae, II. 370-430 --
The Cyclops, II. 519-589 --
Minor tragedians --
Euphorion , Prometheus Bound, II. 907-940 --
Critias, Sisyphus, fr. 19.1-40 --
Chaeremon, Oeneus, fr. 14 --
Theodectas (unknown play), fr. 8 --
Moschion (unknown play), fr. 9 --
Anonymous, Candaules and Gyges, fr. 664.18-32 --
from Tragica Adespota --
Ezechiel, Exagoge, II. 1-58 --
Aristophanes --
The Acharnians, ll. 43-133 --
The Wasps, ll. 1015-1059 --
The Birds, II. 209-262 --
The Women at the Thesmophoria, II. 1098-1135 --
Menander --
The Curmudgeon (DyskoIos), ll. 189-232 --
The Arbitration (Epitrepontes), II. 218-360 --
Shorn (Perikeiromene), II. 486-525 --
The Necklace (Plokion), fr. 296.1-16 --
Unknown play, fr. 602.1-18 --
Unknown play, fr. 804 --
Minor comedians --
Telecleides, The Amphictyons, fr. 1--
Cratinus, Cheirones, frs 258 and 259 --
Eupolis, The Flatterers (Kolakes), fr. 172 --
Plato, Phaon, fr. 188.5-21 --
Antiphanes, Poetry (Poiesis), fr. 189 --
Epicrates (unknown play), fr. 10 --
Alexis, Linus, fr. 140 --
Philippides, The Lover of Euripides (Phileuripides), fr. 25 --
Philemon, The Soldier (Stratiotes), fr. 82 --
Anonymous, fr. 1000 from Comica Adespota --
5. Testimonia --
Aeschylus --
Sophocles --
Euripides --
Aristophanes --
Menander --
6. Select further reading --
Texts and translations --
Drama and theatre --
Drama and society --
Tragedy and satyr-drama --
Individual tragic dramatists --
Aristophanes and old comedy --
Middle comedy --
Menander and new comedy.
Other Titles: Theatron.
Responsibility: Alan H. Sommerstein.
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