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Greek drama : tragedy and comedy

Author: Peter Meineck; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2007.
Series: Modern scholar.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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The plays of one ancient city 2500 years ago by just four playwrights have had a profound effect on the development of Western drama, including opera, film, television, comedy, and dance. This course examines the social, historical, and political context of ancient Greek drama and provides a set of analytical tools for developing an appreciation of this important genre.
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Aristophanes; Aeschylus.; Aristophanes.; Euripides.; Sophocles.
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Meineck; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781435602342 143560234X
OCLC Number: 173355108
Notes: Audio file.
Title from image of audio cassette container on Web page (viewed Sep. 27, 2007).
Previously released on audio cassette, 2005.
Performer(s): Professor Peter Meineck.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file).
Contents: Lecture 1. Why Athens? --
Lecture 2. The play's the thing: how Greek drama came down to us and a typical day at the Greek theatre --
Lecture 3. The origins of Greek drama --
Lecture 4. The tragic theatre --
Lecture 5. Aeschylus --
Lecture 6. The Oresteia: our only trilogy --
Lecture 7. Agamemnon continued --
Lecture 8. Libation bearers --
Lecture 9. The Furies --
Lecture 10. Sophocles --
Lecture 11. Sophocles' Oedipus Plays --
Lecture 12. Euripides --
Lecture 13. Euripides' The Bacchae and Aristophanes' Clouds --
Lecture 14. Aristophanes 2.
Series Title: Modern scholar.
Responsibility: Peter Meineck.

Abstract:

The plays of one ancient city 2500 years ago by just four playwrights have had a profound effect on the development of Western drama, including opera, film, television, comedy, and dance. This course examines the social, historical, and political context of ancient Greek drama and provides a set of analytical tools for developing an appreciation of this important genre.

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