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The tragedies of Euripides

Author: T B L Webster
Publisher: London, Methuen, 1967.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Webster, T.B.L. (Thomas Bertram Lonsdale), 1905-1974.
Tragedies of Euripides.
London, Methuen, 1967
(OCoLC)586047594
Online version:
Webster, T.B.L. (Thomas Bertram Lonsdale), 1905-1974.
Tragedies of Euripides.
London, Methuen, 1967
(OCoLC)607843089
Named Person: Euripides; Euripide.; Euripides; Euripides.; Euripides.; Euripides.; Euripides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T B L Webster
OCLC Number: 310026
Description: [7], 316 pages 22 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
Purpose --
Material --
Chronology: External criteria --
Metrical evidence --
Number of productions: satyr-plays, apocryphal plays, Rhesus, Andromache, Archelaos --
Dating of productions within metrical groups --
Principles of choosing plays for production together -Changes in the competition --
Arrangement of this book and principles in discussing preserved plays --
Kinds of evidence for lost plays --
Controls: Development of the poet's art, traditional character of Greek tragedy, speed of writing and its consequences --
Euripides and Aeschylus: revivals, Choephoroi and Electra, Septem and Phoenissae --
bad women and suffering women, Prometheus, Danaid triology and Oresteia and their echoes in Euripides --
Euripides and Sophocles: the Electras --
Oedipus Coloneus and Euripides --
Phaidra plays --
Tereus, Trachiniae, and Medea --
Mysians and Kresphontes --
Ajax and Antigone --
'real' and 'ideal' characters --
Euripides and Timotheos: Timotheos' Persae --
influence on Orestes, on recognition duets, and on late monodies --
Life of Euripides --
Euripides and Anaxagoras, Prodikos, Protagoras, Sokrates --
political allusions --
II. The early plays --
1. Peliades and Likymnions --
2. Euripides' production in 438 B. C.: Cretan women, Alkmaion in Psophis, Telephos, Alcestis. 3. Euripides' productions in 431 B.C.: Medea, Philoktetes, Diktys, 4. The Phaidra plays. 5. Other plays about bad women: Aigeus, Stheneboia, Phoinix, Peleus. 6. Other plays about unhappy women: Cretans, Alkmene, Alope, Danae, Skyrioi, Protesilaos, Ino. 7. Other plays: Heraclidae, Theseus, Bellerophon, Chrysippos, Oineus, Thyestes, Oinomaos --
III. The second group --
1. Andromache, Hecuba, Supplices, Erechtheus. 2. Phrixos A and Phrixos B. 3. Kresphontes and Electra. 4. Melanippe Sophe and Desmotis. 5. Other plays: Aiolos, Ixion, Kadmos, Polyidos. --
IV. The third group --
1. The Trojan trilogy, 415 B.C. 2. Antigone, Iphigenia in Tauris, Hercules Furens. 3. Andromeda, Helen, Ion, 412 B. C. 4. Antiope, Hypsipyle, Phoenissae. 5. Phaethon, Meleager, Pleisthenes. --
V. Euripides' last plays --
1. Auge, Oidipous, Orestes --
2. Temenos, Temenidai, Archelaos --
3. The posthumous plays: Iphigenia in Aulis, Alkmaion in Corinth, Bacchae --
VI: Conclusion.
Responsibility: [by] T.B.L. Webster.

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