Electra and Other Plays

Electra and Other Plays

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: UOM:39015005093169

Category: Drama

Page: 217

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Provides translation of four Greek dramas by Sophocles.
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Electra and Other Plays

Electra and Other Plays

Provides translations of five Greek dramas by Euripides.

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140446680

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 684

Provides translations of five Greek dramas by Euripides.
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Medea and Other Plays

Medea and Other Plays

A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world.

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192824422

Category: Drama

Page: 218

View: 795

`the most tragic of the poets'AristotleEuripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines ofvirtue or vice. In the ethically shocking Medea, the first known child-killing mother in Greek myth to perform the deed in cold blood manipulates her world in order to wreak vengeance on her treacherous husband. Hippolytus sees Phaedra's confession of her passion for her stepson herald disaster,while Electra's heroine helps her brother murder their mother in an act that mingles justice and sin. Lastly, lighter in tone, the satyr drama, Helen, is an exploration of the impossibility of certitude as brilliantly paradoxical as the three famous tragedies.This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift for narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world.
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The Complete Sophocles

The Complete Sophocles

Volume II: Electra and Other Plays Sophocles Peter Burian, Alan Shapiro. The
dramatic purpose of this interchange is to show Electra in interaction with a
society sympathetic to her dilemma and realistic about her options. And moreover
to ...

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195387827

Category: Drama

Page: 430

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Herbert Golder also served as General Editor. --Book Jacket.
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Alcestis and Other Plays

Alcestis and Other Plays

ELECTRA , CHORUS . CHORUS . Strophe 1 . Daughter of Agamemnon , I with
speed , Electra , to thy rustic cottage fly : For one , whose herds on these rude
mountains feed , A swain , on whose good faith we firm rely , Came , from
Mycenæ ...

Author: Euripides

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU01982745

Category: Greek drama (Tragedy)

Page: 286

View: 900

Categories: Greek drama (Tragedy)

Electra and the Empty Urn

Electra and the Empty Urn

Oedipus at Colonus may be securely dated around 406, at the very end of the
poet's long life; the other two plays came from earlier in Sophocles' career. There
is evidence that Antigone dates from around 442, and Oedipus Tyrannus may ...

Author: Mark Ringer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807864135

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 560

Metatheater, or "theater within theater," is a critical approach often used in studies of Shakespearian or modern drama. Breaking new ground in the study of ancient Greek tragedy, Mark Ringer applies the concept of metatheatricality to the work of Sophocles. His innovative analysis sheds light on Sophocles' technical ingenuity and reveals previously unrecognized facets of fifth-century performative irony. Ringer analyzes the layers of theatrical self-awareness in all seven Sophoclean tragedies, giving special attention to Electra, the playwright's most metatheatrical work. He focuses on plays within plays, characters who appear to be in rivalry with their playwright in "scripting" their dramas, and the various roles that characters assume in their attempts to deceive other characters or even themselves. Ringer also examines instances of literal role playing, exploring the implications of the Greek convention of sharing multiple roles among only three actors. Sophocles has long been praised as one of the masters of dramatic irony. Awareness of Sophoclean metatheater, Ringer shows, deepens our appreciation of that irony and reveals the playwright's keen awareness of his art. Originally published in 1998. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Alcestis and Other Plays by Euripides

Alcestis and Other Plays by Euripides

ELECTRA , CHORUS . CHORUS : Strophe 1 . Daughter of Agamemnon , I with
speed , Electra , to thy rustic cottage fly : For one , whose herds on these rude
mountains feed , A swain , on whose good faith we firm rely , Came , from
Mycenæ ...

Author: Euripides

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000000525176

Category:

Page: 286

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Euripides Electra

Euripides  Electra

It tells the story of how Electra and her brother, Orestes, avenge the murder of their father, Agamemnon, by their mother and her lover.

Author: H. M. Roisman

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186306

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 238

Among the best-known Greek tragedies, Electra is also one of the plays students of Greek often read in the original language. It tells the story of how Electra and her brother, Orestes, avenge the murder of their father, Agamemnon, by their mother and her lover. H. M. Roisman and C. A. E. Luschnig have developed a new edition of this seminal tragedy designed for twenty-first-century classrooms. Included with the Greek text are a useful introduction, line-by-line commentary, and other materials in English, all intended to support intermediate and advanced undergraduate students. Electra's gripping story and almost contemporary feel help make the play accessible and interesting to modern audiences. The liberties Euripides took with the traditional myth and the playwright's attitudes toward the gods can inspire fruitful classroom discussion about fifth-century Athenian thought, manners, and morals. Roisman and Luschnig invite readers to compare Euripides' treatment of the myth with those of Aeschylus and Sophocles and with variant presentations in epic and lyric poetry, later drama, and modern film. The introduction also places the play in historical context and describes conventions of the Greek theater specific to the work. Extensive appendices provide a complete metrical analysis of the play, helpful notes on grammar and syntax, an index of verbs, and a Greek-English glossary. In short, the authors have included everything students need to support and enhance their reading of Electra in its original language.
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Greek Tragedies as Plays for Performance

Greek Tragedies as Plays for Performance

This is a unique introduction to Greek tragedy that explores the plays as dramatic artifacts intended for performance and pays special attention to construction, design, staging, and musical composition.

Author: David Raeburn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119089858

Category: Drama

Page: 216

View: 373

Greek Tragedies as Plays for Performance is a unique introduction to the genre that explores these works as dramatic artefacts intended for performance—instead of as ancient literature solely to be read and studied. Written by a scholar who combines his academic understanding of Greek tragedy with his singular theatrical experience of producing these ancient dramas for the modern stage, this text pays special attention to construction, design, staging, and musical composition in terms of the ancient medium and original resources. The author discusses the masters of the genre—Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides—including similarities, differences, their use and development of Greek tragedy’s hybrid form, the significance that each poet attaches to familiar myths and his distinctive approach as a dramatic artist. The text examines 10 plays in detail, from Persae and TheOresteia to Antigone and Oedipus Tyrannus and then Medea and Bacchae, including the 2 Electra plays. It delves into important components of these dramas, including performances by the chorus and the 3 actors, the need to captivate audiences attending a major civic and religious festival, and the importance of the lyric sections for emotional effect. The book also contains a companion website, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/raeburn, with 136 audio recordings of Greek tragedy that illustrate the beauty of the Greek language and the powerful rhythms of the songs. With extended dramatic analysis of important Greek tragedies at an appropriate level for readers coming to the topic for the first time, this is a fresh and insightful foray into these ancient works of art. David Raeburn has recently retired from a stipendiary Lectureship in Classical Languages at New College in the University of Oxford,UK, where he previously held the Grocyn Lectureship in the Faculty of Literae Humaniores. Before that, he spent more than 40 years as a Classics teacher and headmaster of two secondary schools. He is the co-author of The Agamemnon of Aeschylus (2010) and translator of the Penguin Classics editions of Sophocles’ Electra and Other Plays (2008) and Ovid’s Metamorphoses (2004). His research interests include Greek tragedy and Augustan poetry in Latin. He has directed over 30 full-scale or workshop productions of 18 of the 33 extant Greek tragedies, performed either in the original language or in translation with school and university students.
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The Electra Plays

The Electra Plays

The plays in question—Aeschylus' Libation Bearers and the Electra of Euripides
and Sophocles, respectively—are brought together in this volume. Each of these
tragedies could profitably be read in conjunction with others by the ...

Author: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603843256

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 829

"Today good reading and effective performance of ancient drama require a constellation of talents to succeed, and in the four brought together for The Electra Plays we are getting some of the best. Justina Gregory provides a fine critical Introduction to the whole project, and the performance-tested translations of Peter Meineck, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig, and Paul Woodruff are wonderfully readable and speakable--even when the events to be spoken of are not. This is not the usual random gathering of plays, but a volume with a concentrated focus on the three playwrights' treatment of the same events in the House of Atreus. There are parallels and profound differences, all of them endlessly discussable. This ensemble of plays and the team that made it should appeal to anyone interested in Greek literature, theater history, or mythology." --James Tatum, Aaron Lawrence Professor of Classics, Dartmouth College, and author of Plautus: The Darker Comedies (Johns Hopkins University Press)
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The Other Four Plays of Sophocles

The Other Four Plays of Sophocles

electra If you tell me that there is still some hope from one who is now among the
shades, your comfort only wounds my ... oh, oh. second chorister Unlike the other
dead, Amphiaraus retained his mental powers, even in Hades. electra O moi!

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421411385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 450

There are seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles. Three of them form the Theban Plays, which recount the story of Thebes during and after the reign of Oedipus. Here, David Slavitt translates the remaining tragedies—the "other four plays:" Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes. Punchy and entertaining, Slavitt reads Athena's opening line in Ajax as: "I’ve got my eye on you, Odysseus. Always." By simplifying the Greek and making obscure designations more accessible—specifying the character Athena in place of "aegis-wearing goddess," for example—his translations are highly performable. The Other Four Plays of Sophocles will help students discover underlying thematic connections across plays as well. Praise for David R. Slavitt "Slavitt's translation is... lively and sometimes witty."—Times Literary Supplement, reviewing Slavitt's translation of Seneca "The best version of Ovid's Metamorphoses available in English today... It is readable, alive, at times slangy, and actually catches Ovid's tone."—Philadelphia Inquirer, reviewing Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid "Slavitt's ability is clearly in evidence... These translations are rendered in lucid, contemporary English, bringing before us the atrocities, horrors, and grotesqueries of Imperial Rome."—Classical Outlook, reviewing Slavitt's translation of Seneca "Excellent translations that suit the ear and strengthen the feeble spirit of the time... One will do well to read these hymns, these poems, and find nourishment in them in Slavitt's translations."—Anglican Theological Review, reviewing Slavitt’s translation of Hymns of Prudentius
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Orestes and Other Plays

Orestes and Other Plays

ORESTES Characters ELECTRA , daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra
ORESTES , son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra HELEN , daughter of
Tyndareus and wife of Menelaus MENELAUS , brother of Agamemnon
TYNDAREUS , king ...

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192832603

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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Orestes and Other Plays provides new translations of Ion, Orestes, The Phoenician Women and The Suppliant Women, plays that all explore ethical and political themes. Ion vividly portrays the role of chance in human life and the dynamics of family relationships. In Orestes, the most popular of the tragedian's plays about the ancient world, Euripides explores the emotional consequences of Orestes' murder of his mother on the individuals concerned, and makes the tale resonate with advice to Athens about the threat to democracy posed by political pressure groups. The Suppliant Women is a commentary on the politics of empire, as the Athenian king Theseus decides to use force of arms rather than persuasion against Thebes. The Phoenician Women transforms the terrible conflict between Oedipus' sons into one of the most savage indictments of civil war in Western literature by highlighting the personal tragedy it brings.
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Hecuba and Other Plays

Hecuba and Other Plays

Electra remained at Argos and was married to a peasant , lest a husband
powerful in the State should help to restore to their birthrights the children of
Agamemnon . When Orestes had passed out of childhood , he went for guidance
to the ...

Author: Euripides

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081618120

Category: Hecuba (Legendary character)

Page: 288

View: 710

Categories: Hecuba (Legendary character)

Euripides Trojan Women

Euripides  Trojan Women

John Davie, Euripides: Electra and Other Plays (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1998)
has a wide-ranging introduction and interpretive notes by Richard Rutherford.
The translation is in prose, with a slightly irritating convention of putting sung
lyrics ...

Author: Barbara Goff

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472521217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 111

Set at the end of the Trojan war, "Euripides' Trojan Women" depicts the women of Troy as they wait to be taken into slavery. While choral songs recall the death-throes of the great city, the scenes between the old queen, Hekabe, and the women of her family explore the consequences of the defeat, from the rape of Cassandra, through the triumphant self-exculpation of Helen, to the pitiful death of the child Astyanax, who is thrown from the walls of his ravaged city. Barbara Goff sets the play in its historical, dramatic and literary contexts, and provides a scene-by-scene analysis which brings out the pace and intellectual vigour of the play. The main themes are fully discussed, and the book also introduces readers to the issues that have divided critics, such as the extent to which the play responds to the historical events of the Peloponnesian War. The final chapter, which deals with the reception of the play, offers new insights into several modern works.
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School Lectures on the Electra of Sophocles and Macbeth

School Lectures on the Electra of Sophocles and Macbeth

fore , to divide the play into scenes and acts . It is more easy to consider it as one
act only , and to look for the companion acts in the other plays of the trilogy . But
divisions in the play of course there will be , and here is one . The prologos is ...

Author: Arthur Herman Gilkes

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600085508

Category:

Page: 148

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Electra

Electra

life - in - death , death - in - love , and love - as - death . Among the plays dealt
with in this collection are Hamlet and Mourning Becomes Electra . Sophocles .
Electra and Other Plays , trans . E . F . Watling . New York : Penguin Books , 1978
. - .

Author: Batya Casper Laks

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015034230089

Category: Drama

Page: 198

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Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides all used the character Electra to reveal the social structure of ancient Greece. Shakespeare exploited elements of the Electra myth in Hamlet, and modern playwrights such as Wilde, O'Neill and Sarte have revitalized the story to dissect modern society. The Electra myth is periodically used by literary thinkers to question the male-dominated society, reexamining the established political and psychological separation of men and women.
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Sophocles Electra

Sophocles  Electra

From the fourth century onwards dramatic festivals became popular wherever
there were communities of Greek speakers, and other gods besides Dionysus
were honoured with performances of plays. Actors, dancers and musicians
organised ...

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521678261

Category: Drama

Page: 120

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A series of translations faithful to the original Greek plays in content and tone.
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The Electra

The Electra

words of the Chorus are , according to Haupt , mere platitudes with which the
poet closed his play , as he knew the ... ending as the Phoenissae , and no less
than four other plays , namely the Alcestis , the Helena , the Andromache and the
 ...

Author: Euripides

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025117295

Category:

Page: 166

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Essays from the Margins

Essays from the Margins

Invention of the Americas: Eclipse of “the Other” & the Myth of Modernity. new
york: Continuum, 1995. ———. Política de la ... in Electra and Other Plays,
translated by E. P. Coleridge, 24–42. new york: Digireads, 2009. ———. “The
Women of ...

Author: Luis N. Rivera-Pagán

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876753

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 802

These essays emerge from different crucial and complex conflicts: from the memory of a bishop, Bartolome de las Casas, urging the pope of his time to cleanse the church of complicity with violence, oppression, and slavery; from the lament and defiance of so many Middle Eastern women, victims of male domination and too many wars; from the voices bursting out from the colonial margins that dare to question and transgress the norms and laws imposed by colonizers and conquerors; from the emerging and diverse theological disruptions of traditional orthodoxies and rigid dogmatisms; from the denial of human rights to immigrant communities, living in the shadows of opulent societies; from the use of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures to displace and dispossess the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The essays belong to different intellectual genres and conceptual crossroads and are thus illustrative of the dialogic imagination that the Russian intellectual Mikhail Bakhtin considered basic to any serious intellectual enterprise. They are also the literary sediment of years of sharing lectures, dialogues, and debates in several academic institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and Palestine.
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A Companion to Sophocles

A Companion to Sophocles

Scholars have noted that the later plays tend to center emphatically around a
very present protagonist, a strategy that these dramas share with another late
play, Oedipus at Colonus. Electra is on stage for almost the entire action;
Philoctetes is ...

Author: Kirk Ormand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444356892

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 979

A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights
Categories: Literary Criticism