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Reimagining Greek tragedy on the American stage

Author: Helene P Foley
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Series: Sather classical lectures, 70.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the struggle of Greek tragedy to find its place on the American stage. This title shows how certain plays, when re-imagined for modern audiences, resonated deeply with contemporary concerns  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helene P Foley
ISBN: 9780520272446 0520272447
OCLC Number: 913111681
Notes: Índice.
Description: xv, 375 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Greek tragedy finds an American audience --
Setting the stage --
American theater makes Greek tragedy its own --
Making total theater in America : choreography and music --
Hellenic influences on the development of American modern dance --
American Gesamtkunste Werke --
Musical theater --
Visual choreography in Robert Wilson's Alcestis --
Democratizing Greek tragedy --
Antigone and politics in the nineteenth century : the Boston 1890 Antigone --
Performance groups in the 1960s-1970s : Brecht's Antigone by the living theatre --
The 1980s and beyond : Peter Sellars' Persians, Ajax and the Children of Heracles compared with other versions of Persians and Ajax --
Aeschylus' Prometheus bound in the U.S. : from the threat of apocalypse to communal reconciliation --
Re-envisioning the hero : American Oedipus --
Oedipus as scapegoat --
Plagues --
Theban cycles --
Deconstructing fatality --
Abandonment --
Re-imagining Medea as American other --
Setting the stage : nineteenth century Medea --
Medea as social critic from the mid-1930s-the late 1940s --
Medea as ethnic other from the 1970s-the present --
Medea's divided self : drag and cross dressed performances.
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, 70.
Responsibility: Helene P. Foley.

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"Obligatory reading for anyone interested in Greek tragedy, reception studies, the history of the theater, or US cultural history... Essential." -- P. Nieto, Brown University Choice "[A] monumental Read more...

 
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