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The Senecan aesthetic : a performance history

Author: Helen Slaney
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Alongside the works of the better-known classical Greek dramatists, the tragedies of Lucius Annaeus Seneca have exerted a profound influence over the dramaturgical development of European theatre. 'The Senecan Aesthetic' surveys the multifarious ways in which Senecan tragedy has been staged, from the Renaissance up to the present day: plundered for neo-Latin declamation and seeping into the blood-soaked revenge  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; L Annaeus Seneca, Philosophus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Slaney
ISBN: 9780198736769 0198736762 9780191800412 0191800414
OCLC Number: 936526995
Description: viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The open book --
'Excess in her disease" --
Nourished on blood --
The great repression --
Hypertragedy --
Seneca censored --
Signalling through the flames --
Seneca in '68.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Helen Slaney.
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The Senecan Aesthetic surveys the multifarious ways in which Senecan tragedy has been staged, from the Renaissance up to the present day, and restores Seneca to a canonical position among the  Read more...

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