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Greek tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914

Author: Edith Hall; Fiona Macintosh
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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This lavishly illustrated book offers the first full, interdisciplinary investigation of the historical evidence for the presence of ancient Greek tragedy in the post-Restoration British theatre, where it reached a much wider audience--including women--than had access to the original texts. Archival research has excavated substantial amounts of new material, both visual and literary, which is presented in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Hall; Fiona Macintosh
ISBN: 0198150873 9780198150879
OCLC Number: 61755704
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize 2005.
Description: xxxvi, 723 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Regicide, Restoration, and the English Oedipus --
Iphigenia and the Glorious Revolution --
Greek Tragedy as She-Tragedy --
James Thomson's Tragedies of Opposition --
Euripides' Ion, Coram's Foundlings, and Hardwicke's Marriage Act --
Eighteenth-Century Electra --
Caractacus at Colonus --
Revolutionary Oedipuses --
Greek Tragedy in Late Georgian Reading --
Ruins and Rebels --
Talfourd's Ancient Greeks in the Theatre of Reform --
Antigone with Consequences --
The Ideology of Classical Burlesque --
Medea and Mid-Victorian Marriage Legislation --
Page versus Stage: Greek Tragedy, the Academy, and the Popular Theatre --
London's Greek Plays in the 1880s: George Warr and Uocial Philistinism --
The Shavian Euripides and the Euripidean Shaw: Greek Tragedy and the New Drama --
Greek Tragedy and the Cosmopolitan Ideal.
Responsibility: Edith Hall and Fiona Macintosh.
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