Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric

Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric

That Greek tragedy contains elements properly described as rhetorical is familiar, but Sansone goes far beyond this understanding by putting Greek tragedy at the heart of a counter-narrative of those origins.” Edward Schiappa, The ...

Author: David Sansone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118358375

Category: Drama

Page: 279

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Asserts a novel and controversial theory on the origins of rhetoric that differs radically from the standard view Argues that it was the theatre of Ancient Greece, first appearing around 500 BC, that prompted the development of formalized rhetoric, which evolved soon thereafter Provides a cogent reworking of existing evidence Reveals the bias and inconsistency of Aristotle
Categories: Drama

Rhetoric and Drama

Rhetoric and Drama

references this same Theodorus in his treatment of the parts of the oration at the end of his own art of rhetoric; ... that credits the shaping influence to tragedy, see Sansone (Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric passim).

Author: DS Mayfield

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110484663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Proving fruitful in various applications throughout its two millennia of predominance, the rhetorical téchne appears to have entertained a particularly symbiotic interrelation with drama. With contributions from (among others) a Classicist, historical, linguistic, musicological, operatic, cultural and literary studies perspective, this publication offers interdisciplinary assessments of specific reciprocities between the system of rhetoric and dramatic works: tracing the longue durée of this nexus—highlighting its Ancient foundations, its various Early Modern formations, as well as certain configurations enduring to this day—enables describing shifting degrees of rhetoricity; approaching it from an interdisciplinary viewpoint facilitates focusing on the often sidelined rhetorical phenomena located beyond the textual plane, specifically memoria and actio; tackling this interchange from various viewpoints and with diverse emphases, a long-lasting and highly prolific cross-fertilization between drama and rhetoric is rendered visible. In tendering a balanced panorama of both detailed case studies and descriptive overviews, this volume also points toward terrain yet to be charted in the scholarship to come. The volume was prepared in co-operation with the ERC Advanced Grant Project Early Modern European Drama and the Cultural Net (DramaNet).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Power on the Rhetorical Stage

Language and Power on the Rhetorical Stage

For rhetoric and theater in the Classical age, see Rhetoric & Power: The Drama of Classical Greece by Nathan Crick (2014), Rhetoric and Drama edited by Daniel Scott Mayfield (2017), Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric by David ...

Author: Fiona Harris Ramsby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000298871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Through a fusion of narrative and analysis, Language and Power on the Rhetorical Stage examines how theater can enact critical discourse analysis and how micro-instances of iniquitous language use have been politically and historically reiterated to oppress and deny equal rights to marginalized groups of people. Drawing from Aristophanes’ rhetorical plays as a template for rhetoric in action, the author poses the stage as a rhetorical site whereby we can observe, see, and feel 20th-century rhetorical theories of the body. Using critical discourse analysis and Judith Butler’s theories of the performative body as a methodological and analytical lens, the book explores how a handful of American plays in the latter part of the 20th century—the works of Tony Kushner, Suzan Lori-Parks, and John Cameron Mitchell, among others— use rhetoric in order to perform and challenge marginalizing language about groups that are not offered center stage in public and political spheres. This innovative study initiates a conversation long overdue between scholars in rhetorical and performance studies; as such, it will be essential reading for academic researchers and graduate students in the areas of rhetorical studies, performance studies, theater studies, and critical discourse analysis.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Occupy Antigone

Occupy Antigone

In Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric, David Sansone even suggests that tragedy is the very root of the development of rhetoric in ancient Greece.25 The element of dialogue onstage was something very new and a fundamental ...

Author: Katharina Pewny

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 9783823379553

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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This anthology provides some of today's most relevant views on Sophocles' classic and its many interpretations from an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural perspective. It critically investigates the work of artists and theoreticians who have occupied Antigone ever since she appeared onstage in antiquity, dealing with questions of the relationship between performance and philosophy and of how Antigone can be appropriated to criticize reigning discourses. Occupy Antigone makes an original contribution to the vibrant life the mythical figure enjoys in contemporary performance practice and theory.
Categories: Performing Arts

Drama as Rhetoric rhetoric as Drama

Drama as Rhetoric rhetoric as Drama

An Exploration of Dramatic and Rhetorical Criticism Stanley Vincent Longman. Part I : Rhetorical Dimensions of Drama : The Classical Context The Enthymeme and the Invention of Troping in Greek Drama August W. Staub גור E CITIZENS OF the ...

Author: Stanley Vincent Longman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817308873

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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Part 1. Rhetorical dimensions of drama: the classical context: The enthymeme and the invention of troping in Greek drama / August W. Staub. Theorizing the spectacle: a rhetorical analysis of tragic recognition / Tom Heeney. Exile and the kingdom: reason as nightmare in the Aeschylean vision / John Arthos -- Part 2. The rhetorical in renaissance and neoclassical drama: Epideictic pastoral: rhetorical tensions in the staging of Torquato Tasso's Aminta / Maria Galli Stampino. Shakespeare's rhetoric versus the ideology of Ian McKellen's Richard III / George L. Geckle. And now for application: Venice preserv'd and the rhetoric of textual application / Odai Johnson -- Part 3. War, politics, and the drama: Federalist and republican theatre in the 1790s / Steve Wilmer. Uncle Tom's Cabin and the rhetoric of gradualism / Charles Wilbanks. Dario Fo's angry farce / Stanley Vincent Longman -- Part 4. Contemporary culture: Stain upon the silence: Samuel Beckett's deconstructive inventions / Leigh Anne Howard. Still angry after all these years: performing the language of HIV and the marked body in The normal heart and The destiny of me / Peter Michael Pober.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Cultural History of Tragedy in Antiquity

A Cultural History of Tragedy in Antiquity

D. Sansone, Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric (Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 ). 14. S. Goldhill, Reading Greek Tragedy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986 ), 107–37; J. Gregory, Euripides and the Instruction of the ...

Author: Emily Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350154889

Category: History

Page: 232

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In this volume, tragedy in antiquity is examined synoptically, from its misty origins in archaic Greece, through its central position in the civic life of ancient Athens and its performances across the Greek-speaking world, to its new and very different instantiations in Republican and Imperial Roman contexts. Lively, original essays by eminent scholars trace the shifting dramatic forms, performance environments, and social meanings of tragedy as it was repeatedly reinvented. Tragedy was consistently seen as the most serious of all dramatic genres; these essays trace a sequence of different visions of what the most serious kind of dramatic story might be, and the most appropriate ways of telling those stories on stage. Each chapter takes a different theme as its focus: forms and media; sites of performance and circulation; communities of production and consumption; philosophy and social theory; religion, ritual, and myth; politics of city and nation; society and family, and gender and sexuality.
Categories: History

Logos without Rhetoric

Logos without Rhetoric

The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Sansone, David. 2012. Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric. Malden, MA: WileyBlackwell. Schenkeveld, Dirk M. 1992. “Prose Usages of Ἀκούειν 'To ...

Author: Robin Reames

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611177695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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How did rhetoric begin and what was it before it was called "rhetoric"? Must art have a name to be considered art? What is the difference between eloquence and rhetoric? And what were the differences, if any, among poets, philosophers, sophists, and rhetoricians before Plato emphasized—or perhaps invented—their differences? In Logos without Rhetoric: The Arts of Language before Plato, Robin Reames attempts to intervene in these and other questions by examining the status of rhetorical theory in texts that predate Plato's coining of the term rhetoric (c. 380 B.C.E.). From Homer and Hesiod to Parmenides and Heraclitus to Gorgias, Theodorus, and Isocrates, the case studies contained here examine the status of the discipline of rhetoric prior to and therefore in the absence of the influence of Plato and Aristotle's full-fledged development of rhetorical theory in the fourth century B.C.E. The essays in this volume make a case for a porous boundary between theory and practice and promote skepticism about anachronistic distinctions between myth and reason and between philosophy and rhetoric in the historiography of rhetoric's beginning. The result is an enlarged understanding of the rhetorical content of pre-fourth-century Greek texts. Edward Schiappa, head of Comparative Media Studies/Writing and the John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, provides an afterword
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Poet and Orator

Poet and Orator

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, London/New York, 339–345. Rosenbloom, D. (2009), 'Staging Rhetoric in Athens', in: E. Gunderson (ed.) ... Sansone, D. (2012), Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric, Oxford.

Author: Andreas Markantonatos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110629729

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 463

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This multiauthored volume, as well as bringing into clearer focus the notion of drama and oratory as important media of public inquiry and critique, aims to generate significant attention to the unified intentions of the dramatist and the orator to establish favourable conditions of internal stability in democratic Athens. We hope that readers both enjoy and find valuable their engagement with these ideas and beliefs regarding the indissoluble bond between oratorical expertise and dramatic artistry. This exciting collection of studies by worldwide acclaimed classicists and acute younger Hellenists is envisaged as part of the general effort, almost unanimously acknowledged as valid and productive, to explore the impact of formalized speech in particular and craftsmanship rhetoric in general upon Attic drama as a moral and educational force in the Athenian city-state. Both poet and orator seek to deepen the central tensions of their work and to enlarge the main themes of their texts to even broader terms by investing in the art of rhetoric, whilst at the same time, through a skillful handling of events, evaluating the past and establishing standards or ideology.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

In A Companion to Greek Rhetoric, edited by Ian Worthington, 429–446. Oxford: Blackwell. Sansone, David. 2012. Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric. Chichester: Wiley- Blackwell. Schiappa, Edward. 1999. The Beginnings of Rhetorical ...

Author: Michael John MacDonald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199731596

Category: History

Page: 844

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Featuring roughly sixty specially commissioned essays by an international cast of leading rhetoric experts from North America, Europe, and Great Britain, the Handbook will offer readers a comprehensive topical and historical survey of the theory and practice of rhetoric from ancient Greece and Rome through the Middle Ages and Enlightenment up to the present day.
Categories: History

History and Drama

History and Drama

... or other personae, will actually derive from dramatic, dialogic, or comparable renderings – sometimes even explicitly, ... of the drama that inspired the creation of rhetorical theory” (Greek Drama and the Invention of Rhetoric.

Author: Joachim Küpper

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110604368

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Aristotle’s neat compartmentalization notwithstanding (Poetics, ch. 9), historians and playwrights have both been laying claim to representations of the past – arguably since Antiquity, but certainly since the Renaissance. At a time when narratology challenges historiographers to differentiate their “emplotments” (White) from literary inventions, this thirteen-essay collection takes a fresh look at the production of historico-political knowledge in literature and the intricacies of reality and fiction. Written by experts who teach in Germany, Austria, Russia, and the United States, the articles provide a thorough interpretation of early modern drama (with a view to classical times and the 19th century) as an ideological platform that is as open to royal self-fashioning and soteriology as it is to travestying and subverting the means and ends of historical interpretation. The comparative analysis of metapoetic and historiosophic aspects also sheds light on drama as a transnational phenomenon, demonstrating the importance of the cultural net that links the multifaceted textual examples from France, Russia, England, Italy, and the Netherlands.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines