A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama

A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama

Represents the first volume to offer a complete overview of the reception of ancient drama from antiquity to the present Covers the translation, transmission, performance, production, and adaptation of Greek tragedy from the time the plays ...

Author: Betine van Zyl Smit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118347751

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama offers a series of original essays that represent a comprehensive overview of the global reception of ancient Greek tragedies and comedies from antiquity to the present day. Represents the first volume to offer a complete overview of the reception of ancient drama from antiquity to the present Covers the translation, transmission, performance, production, and adaptation of Greek tragedy from the time the plays were first created in ancient Athens through the 21st century Features overviews of the history of the reception of Greek drama in most countries of the world Includes chapters covering the reception of Greek drama in modern opera and film
Categories: Literary Criticism

Refiguring Tragedy

Refiguring Tragedy

Studies in Plays Preserved in Fragments and Their Reception Ioanna Karamanou. Tsitsiridis, S. (ed.) (2010), Parachoregema: Essays in Honour of G. Sifakis, Herakleion. ... A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama, Malden/Oxford, ...

Author: Ioanna Karamanou

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110661279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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This book brings together case studies delving into different, unstudied aspects of the Nachleben of selected lost tragedies either in their once extant form or in their fragmentary state in later periods of time. It seeks to explore the ways in which the plays in question were reworked, discussed, represented or reperformed within varying frameworks. Notably enough, research on the reception of tragic fragments could yield insight not only into the receiving work, but also into the facets of the source text that have attracted attention in its subsequent refigurations. It could thus shed light on the ideological and cultural routes through which these fragmentary tragedies were received by the poet, the scholar, the artist, the viewer, the reader and the spectator in each case. The complex process of the refiguration of a fragmentarily preserved play within different contexts could form a yardstick of its cultural power and elucidate the dynamics of fragmentation in modern times. Τhe volume is of particular interest to scholars in the fields of classics, reception, cultural and performance studies, as well as to readers fascinated by Greek tragedy and its vibrant afterlife.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Locating Classical Receptions on Screen

Locating Classical Receptions on Screen

Classics and Colonialism. London: Duckworth. Goff, Barbara. (2016). “The Reception of Greek Drama on Africa: 'A Tradition That Intends To Be Established'”. In A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama, ed. Betine Van Zyl Smit, 446–463.

Author: Ricardo Apostol

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319964577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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This volume explores film and television sources in problematic conversation with classical antiquity, to better understand the nature of artistic reception and classical reception in particular. Drawing inspiration from well-theorized fields like adaptation studies, comparative literature, and film, the essays in this collection raise questions fundamental to the future of reception studies. The first section, ‘Beyond Fidelity’, deals with idiosyncratic adaptations of ancient sources; the second section, ‘Beyond Influence’, discusses modern works purporting to adapt ancient figures or themes that are less straightforwardly ancient than they may at first appear; while the last section, ‘Beyond Original’, uses films that lack even these murky connections to antiquity to challenge the notion that studying reception requires establishing historical connections between works. As questions of audience, interpretation, and subjectivity are central to most contemporary fields of study, this is a collection that is of interest to a wide variety of readers in the humanities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas

The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas

The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the performance of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present.

Author: Kathryn Bosher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191637339

Category: History

Page: 984

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the performance of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. The study and interpretation of the classics have never been restricted by geographical or linguistic boundaries but, in the case of the Americas, long colonial histories have often imposed such boundaries arbitrarily. This volume tracks networks across continents and oceans and uncovers the ways in which the shared histories and practices in the performance arts in the Americas have routinely defied national boundaries. With contributions from classicists, Latin American specialists, theatre and performance theorists, and historians, the Handbook also includes interviews with key writers, including Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Charles Mee, and Anne Carson, and leading theatre directors such as Peter Sellars, Carey Perloff, Héctor Daniel-Levy, and Heron Coelho. This richly illustrated volume seeks to define the complex contours of the reception of Greek drama in the Americas, and to articulate how these different engagements - at local, national, or trans-continental levels, as well as across borders - have been distinct both from each other, and from those of Europe and Asia.
Categories: History

Euripides

Euripides

'“Impiety” and “atheism” in Euripides' dramas', Classical Quarterly 39: 70–82. ——— 2012. ... Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought. Oxford. ... A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama, 323–36.

Author: Isabelle Torrance

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786735386

Category: History

Page: 192

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Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides are often described as the greatest tragedians of the ancient world. Of these three pivotal founders of modern drama, Euripides is characterized as the interloper and the innovator: the man who put tragic verse into the mouths of slaves, women and the socially inferior in order to address vital social issues such as sex, class and gender relations. It is perhaps little wonder that his work should find such resonance in the modern day. In this concise introduction, Isabelle Torrance engages with the thematic, cultural and scholarly difficulties that surround his plays to demonstrate why Euripides remains a figure of perennial relevance. Addressing here issues of social context, performance theory, fifth-century philosophy and religion, textual criticism and reception, the author presents an astute and attractively-written guide to the Euripidean corpus – from the widely read and celebrated Medea to the lesser-known and deeply ambiguous Alcestis.
Categories: History

The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro

The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro

Powers , M. ( 2018 ), Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage , Oxford : Oxford University Press . Rankine , P. ( 2013 ), Aristotle ... A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama , 422–45 , Malden , MA : Wiley Blackwell.

Author: Luis Alfaro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350155411

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro gathers together for the first time the three 'Greek' plays of the MacArthur Genius Award-winning Chicanx playwright and performance artist. Based respectively on Sophocles' Electra and Oedipus, and Euripides' Medea, Alfaro's Electricidad, Oedipus El Rey, and Mojada transplant ancient themes and problems into the 21st century streets of Los Angeles and New York, in order to give voice to the concerns of the Chicanx and wider Latinx communities. From performances around the world including sold-out runs at New York's Public Theater, these texts are extremely important to those studying classical reception, Greek theatre and Chicanx writers. This unique anthology features definitive editions of all three plays alongside a comprehensive introduction which provides a critical overview of Luis Alfaro's work, accentuating not only the unique nature of these three 'urban' adaptations of ancient Greek tragedy but also the manner in which they address present-day Chicanx and Latinx socio-political realities across the United States. A brief introduction to each play and its overall themes precedes the text of the drama. The anthology concludes with exclusive supplementary material aimed at enhancing understanding of Alfaro's plays: a 'Performance History' timeline outlining the performance history of the plays; an alphabetical 'Glossary' explaining the most common terms in Spanish and Spanglish appearing in each play; and a 'Further Reading' list providing primary and secondary bibliography for each play. The anthology is completed by a new interview with Alfaro which addresses key topics such as Alfaro's engagement with ancient Greek drama and his work with Chicanx communities across the United States, thus providing a critical contextualisation of these critically-acclaimed plays.
Categories: Drama

Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts

Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts

Treu, M.(2016), 'The History of Ancient Drama in Modern Italy', in B. Van Zyl Smit (ed.), A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama, Chichester, 221–37. Treu, M. (forthcoming), 'L'arte di Emilio Isgrò tra epose teatro.

Author: Rosario Rovira Guardiola

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474298605

Category: History

Page: 344

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When thinking about the Mediterranean, Fernand Braudel's haunting words resound like an echo of the sea and its millenary history. From Prehistory until today, the Mediterranean has been setting, witness and protagonist of mythical adventures, of encounters with the Other, of battles and the rise and fall of cultures and empires, of the destinies of humans. Braudel's appeal for a long durée history of the Mediterranean challenged traditional views that often present it as a sea fragmented and divided through periods. This volume proposes a journey into the bright and dark sides of the ancient Mediterranean through the kaleidoscopic gaze of artists who from the Renaissance to the 21st century have been inspired by its myths and history. The view of those who imagined and recreated the past of the sea has largely contributed to the shaping of modern cultures which are inexorably rooted and embedded in Mediterranean traditions. The contributions look at modern visual reinterpretations of ancient myths, fiction and history and pay particular attention to the theme of sea travel and travellers, which since Homer's Odyssey has become the epitome of the discovery of new worlds, of cultural exchanges and a metaphor of personal developments and metamorphoses.
Categories: History

Postdramatic Tragedies

Postdramatic Tragedies

Ancient Sun, Modern Light: Greek Drama on the Modern Stage. ... “The thorniest problem and the greatest opportunity”: Directors on Directing the Greek Chorus', in Renaud Gagné and Marianne ... A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama.

Author: Emma Cole

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198817680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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Ancient tragedy has played a well-documented role in contemporary theatre since the mid-twentieth century. In addition to the often-commented-upon watershed productions, however, is a significant but overlooked history involving classical tragedy in experimental and avant-garde theatre. Postdramatic Tragedies focuses upon such experimental reinventions and analyses receptions of Greek and Roman tragedy that come under the banner of 'postdramatic theatre', a style of performance in which the traditional components of drama, such as character and narrative, are subordinate to the immediate, affective power of more abstract elements, such as image and sound. The chapters are arranged into three parts, each of which explores classical reception within a specific strand of postdramatic theatre: text-based theatre, devised theatre, and theatre that transcends the usual boundaries of time and space, such as durational and immersive theatre. Each offers a semiotic and phenomenological analysis of a particular case study, covering both widely known and less studied productions from 1995 to 2015. Together they reveal that postdramatic theatre is related to the classics at its conceptual core, and that the study of postdramatic tragedies reveals a great deal about both the evolution of theatre in recent decades, and the status of ancient drama in modernity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Adapting Greek Tragedy

Adapting Greek Tragedy

(2010) 'Orestes and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission', Classical Receptions Journal 2: 114–35. Van Zyl Smit, B. (ed.) (2016) A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama. Malden. Vanden Heuvel, M. (1994a) Performing Drama/ ...

Author: Vayos Liapis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009038744

Category: History

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Adaptations of Greek tragedy are increasingly claiming our attention as a dynamic way of engaging with a dramatic genre that flourished in Greece some twenty-five centuries ago but remains as vital as ever. In this volume, fifteen leading scholars and practitioners of the theatre systematically discuss contemporary adaptations of Greek tragedy and explore the challenges and rewards involved therein. Adopting a variety of methodologies, viewpoints and approaches, the volume offers surveys of recent developments in the field, engages with challenging theoretical issues, and shows how adapting Greek tragedy can throw new light on a range of contemporary issues — from our relation to the classical past and our shifting perceptions of ethnic and cultural identities to the place, function and market-value of Greek drama in today's cultural industries. The volume will be welcomed by students and scholars in Classics, Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies, as well as by theatre practitioners.
Categories: History

Brill s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes

Brill   s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes

(2016) A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell. Vapheiade, E. and Papandreou, N. (ed.) (2007) Questions on the History of Modern Greek Theater: Studies Dedicated to Demetres Spathes (in Greek).

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004324657

Category: Literary Criticism

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Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes provides a substantive account of the reception of Aristophanes (c. 446-386 BC) from Antiquity to the present.
Categories: Literary Criticism