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A guide to ancient Greek drama

Author: Ian Christopher Storey; Arlene Allan
Publisher: Malden, Massachusetts : Wiley Blackwell, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2014. 2017.
Series: Blackwell guides to classical literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Revised and updated, this second edition of Wileys guide to ancient Greek drama offers a concise and accessible introduction. The text offers insights into ancient Greek dramas political and cultural context and examines its core themes. In addition to critical essays on playwrights, the contents include material on the origins and conventions of drama, the theater, the performers, and the relationship between drama  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xiv, 331 pages : illustrations, maps
(DLC) 2013030058
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Christopher Storey; Arlene Allan
ISBN: 9781786842220 178684222X
OCLC Number: 973791421
Description: 1 online resource (65 entries) : 33 images.
Contents: Preface to the First Edition --
Preface to the Second Edition --
List of Figures --
List of Maps and Plans --
Abbreviations and Signs --
1 Aspects of Ancient Greek Drama --
Drama --
The Dramatic Festivals --
The Theatrical Space --
The Performance --
Drama, Dionysos and the Polis --
2 Greek Tragedy --
On the Nature of Greek Tragedy --
Aeschylus --
Sophokles --
Euripides --
The Other Tragedians --
3 The Satyr-Drama --
Cyclops --
4 Greek Comedy --
Origins --
Old Comedy (486 / ca. 385) --
The Generations of Old Comedy --
Aristophanes --
Greek Comedy and the Phlyax-vases --
Middle Comedy --
Menander and New Comedy --
5 Approaching Greek Drama --
Formal Criticism --
Interdisciplinary Approaches --
Visual Interpretations --
Reception Studies --
6 Play Synopses --
Aeschylus' Persians --
Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes --
Aeschylus' Suppliants --
Aeschylus' Oresteia --
Aeschylus' Agamemnon --
Aeschylus' Libation-Bearers (Choephoroe) --
Aeschylus' Eumenides (Furies) --
Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound --
Sophokles' Ajax --
Sophokles' Antigone --
Sophokles' Trachinian Women --
Sophokles' Oedipus Tyrannos --
Sophokles' Elektra --
Sophokles' Philoktetes --
Sophokles' Oedipus at Kolonos --
Euripides' Alkestis --
Euripides' Medea --
Euripides' Children of Herakles --
Euripides' Hippolytos --
Euripides' Andromache --
Euripides' Hecuba --
Euripides' Suppliant Women --
Euripides' Elektra --
Euripides' Herakles --
Euripides' Trojan Women --
Euripides' Iphigeneia among the Taurians --
Euripides' Ion. Euripides' Helen --
Euripides' Phoenician Women --
Euripides' Orestes --
Euripides' Iphigeneia at Aulis --
Euripides' Bacchae --
Euripides' Cyclops --
[Euripides'] Rhesos --
Aristophanes' Acharnians --
Aristophanes' Knights --
Aristophanes' Wasps --
Aristophanes' Peace --
Aristophanes' Clouds --
Aristophanes' Birds --
Aristophanes' Lysistrate --
Aristophanes' Women at the Thesmophoria --
Aristophanes' Frogs --
Aristophanes' Assembly-Women --
Aristophanes' Wealth --
Menander's The Grouch --
Menander's Samian Woman --
A Note on Meter --
Glossary of Names and Terms --
Timeline --
Further Reading.
Series Title: Blackwell guides to classical literature.
Responsibility: Ian C. Storey and Arlene Allan.

Abstract:

Revised and updated, this second edition of Wileys guide to ancient Greek drama offers a concise and accessible introduction. The text offers insights into ancient Greek dramas political and cultural context and examines its core themes. In addition to critical essays on playwrights, the contents include material on the origins and conventions of drama, the theater, the performers, and the relationship between drama and the worship of Dionysos, the Greek god of ritual, wine, and festivity.

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