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Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Peter Brown and Suzana Ograjenšek (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most ... More

Ancient Greek Women in Film

Ancient Greek Women in Film

Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines cinematic representations of ancient Greek women from the realms of myth and history, including Helen, Medea, Penelope, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, Iole, Dianeira, Io, Gorgo, ... More

Apuleius and DramaThe Ass on Stage

Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage

Regine May

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202928
eISBN:
9780191707957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book discusses the use of drama as an intertext in the work of the 2nd century Latin author Apuleius, who wrote the only complete extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, in which a young man is ... More

Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

M. S. Silk

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199253821
eISBN:
9780191712227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253821.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a radically new critical study of Aristophanes. Against the limited view of Aristophanes as Athenian theatrical satirist, the author identifies him as one of the world's great ... More

Comedy and the Rise of Rome

Comedy and the Rise of Rome

Matthew Leigh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266760
eISBN:
9780191708916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266760.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book looks at Roman comedy in the light of history and Roman history in the light of comedy. Plautus and Terence base their dramas on the New Comedy of 4th- and 3rd-century BC Greece. Yet many ... More

Euripides' Escape-TragediesA Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Matthew Wright

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274512
eISBN:
9780191706554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274512.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is a critical study of three late plays of Euripides. It offers a reading of the plays, which has important implications for the way in which we read Euripidean tragedy and tragedy in ... More

Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Daniel Mendelsohn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is a study of Euripides' so-called ‘political plays’ (Children of Herakles and Suppliant Women). Still disdained as the anomalously patriotic or propagandistic works of a playwright ... More

Greece on AirEngagements with Ancient Greece on BBC Radio, 1920s–1960s

Greece on Air: Engagements with Ancient Greece on BBC Radio, 1920s–1960s

Amanda Wrigley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199644780
eISBN:
9780191760150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644780.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book discusses creative and public engagements with ancient Greek literature, history, and thought via BBC Radio from the birth of domestic broadcasting in the 1920s up to the 1960s. The ... More

Guilt by DescentMoral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

Guilt by Descent: Moral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

N. J. Sewell-Rutter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Blighted and accursed families are an inescapable feature of Greek tragedy, and many scholars have treated the questions of inherited guilt, curses, and divine causation. This book gives these ... More

Laughing AwryPlautus and Tragicomedy

Laughing Awry: Plautus and Tragicomedy

Erik Gunderson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198729303
eISBN:
9780191796227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729303.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers an overview of key themes in the interpretation of the plays of Plautus. It explores the connections between deception, desire, slavery, genre, and audience. It attempts to offer an ... More

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