Reconstructing Satyr Drama

Reconstructing Satyr Drama

"For the first time one volume provides the reader with scholarly examination of the genre of satyr drama by experts in multiple fields: philology, textual criticism, literary interpretation, ancient reception, and archaeology.

Author: Andreas P. Antonopoulos

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110725215

Category: Greek drama (Satyr play)

Page: 928

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This series is dedicated to classical studies in general. The featured essays primarily examine topics relating to the ancient world from the fields of literary, visual, media, theatre, religious, and cultural studies. There is a particular emphasis on the application of modern theories, e.g. in the sphere of anthropology, performativity and narrativity; interdisciplinary comparisons; the mythical/ritual and iconic poetics of texts and images; and the reception of classical material in this context.
Categories: Greek drama (Satyr play)

Reconstructing Satyr Drama

Reconstructing Satyr Drama

Satyrs. and. the. Reception. of. Satyr. Drama-Performances. in. Athenian. and. South. Italian. Vase-Painting ... This is all the more true, if this attempt is framed by a conference-subtitle like 'Reconstructing a genre from its ...

Author: Andreas Antonopoulos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110725247

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 928

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The origins of satyr drama, and particularly the reliability of the account in Aristotle, remains contested, and several of this volume’s contributions try to make sense of the early relationship of satyr drama to dithyramb and attempt to place satyr drama in the pre-Classical performance space and traditions. What is not contested is the relationship of satyr drama to tragedy as a required cap to the Attic trilogy. Here, however, how Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (to whom one complete play and the preponderance of the surviving fragments belong) envisioned the relationship of satyr drama to tragedy in plot, structure, setting, stage action and language is a complex subject tackled by several contributors. The playful satyr chorus and the drunken senility of Silenos have always suggested some links to comedy and later to Atellan farce and phlyax. Those links are best examined through language, passages in later Greek and Roman writers, and in art. The purpose of this volume is probe as many themes and connections of satyr drama with other literary genres, as well as other art forms, putting satyr drama on stage from the sixth century BC through the second century AD. The editors and contributors suggest solutions to some of the controversies, but the volume shows as much that the field of study is vibrant and deserves fuller attention.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Framing the Dialogues How to Read Openings and Closures in Plato

Framing the Dialogues  How to Read Openings and Closures in Plato

Charalabopoulos (forthcoming): Charalabopoulos, N.G., 'Plato and the Elusive Satyr (Meta)Drama', in: A.P. Antonopoulos, M.M. Christopoulos and G.W.M. Harrison (eds.), Reconstructing Satyr Drama, Berlin. Clay (1979): Clay, D., ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004443990

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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Framing the Dialogues: How to Read Openings and Closures in Plato focuses on the intricate and multifarious ways in which Plato frames his dialogues, with a view to exploring the complex association between framework and philosophical content.
Categories: Philosophy

Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BC

Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BC

Past scholarship described the fourth century BC as an age of theatrical decline. This book, the first to explore all aspects of fourth-century theatre, reveals it to be an epoch of unparalelled expansion and innovation.

Author: Eric Csapo

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110337556

Category: History

Page: 590

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Age-old scholarly dogma holds that the death of serious theatre went hand-in-hand with the 'death' of the city-state and that the fourth century BC ushered in an era of theatrical mediocrity offering shallow entertainment to a depoliticised citizenry. The traditional view of fourth-century culture is encouraged and sustained by the absence of dramatic texts in anything more than fragments. Until recently, little attention was paid to an enormous array of non-literary evidence attesting, not only the sustained vibrancy of theatrical culture, but a huge expansion of theatre throughout (and even beyond) the Greek world. Epigraphic, historiographic, iconographic and archaeological evidence indicates that the fourth century BC was an age of exponential growth in theatre. It saw: the construction of permanent stone theatres across and beyond the Mediterranean world; the addition of theatrical events to existing festivals; the creation of entirely new contexts for drama; and vast investment, both public and private, in all areas of what was rapidly becoming a major 'industry'. This is the first book to explore all the evidence for fourth century ancient theatre: its architecture, drama, dissemination, staging, reception, politics, social impact, finance and memorialisation.
Categories: History

Athenian Tragedy in Performance

Athenian Tragedy in Performance

"Investigates the methodological problems that arise in some of the latest research on ancient Greek theatre."--Back cover.

Author: Melinda Powers

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609382315

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 211

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"Investigates the methodological problems that arise in some of the latest research on ancient Greek theatre."--Back cover.
Categories: Performing Arts

Tragedy and Athenian Religion

Tragedy and Athenian Religion

My reconstruction can account for precisely such a development , satyr drama emerging as an offshoot of prototragedy to which drifted overtly Dionysiac forms , to enhance the visibly Dionysiac dimension of the performances , after ...

Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

Publisher: Greek Studies: Interdisciplina

ISBN: UCSC:32106016629435

Category: Drama

Page: 584

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Presents an argument that identifies a relationship between religious exploration in ancient Greece and performance of Greek tragedies on stage.
Categories: Drama

The Classical Weekly

The Classical Weekly

Cyclops and Satyr - drama Le Cyclope d'Euripide ( Paris 1945 ) by J. Duchemin is a useful edition , with text and apparatus ... Reconstructing and interpreting Alexandros and Palamedes , he believes that they are not romantic plays ...

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ISBN: UVA:X000676096

Category: Classical philology

Page: 238

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Categories: Classical philology

Sophocles

Sophocles

Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's ...

Author: Jacques Jouanna

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691240404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 896

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Here, for the first time in English, is celebrated French classicist Jacques Jouanna's magisterial account of the life and work of Sophocles. Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's greatest age, the fifth century. Sophocles was the commanding figure of his day. The author of Oedipus Rex and Antigone, he was not only the leading dramatist but also a distinguished politician, military commander, and religious figure. And yet the evidence about his life has, until now, been fragmentary. Reconstructing a lost literary world, Jouanna has finally assembled all the available information, culled from inscriptions, archaeological evidence, and later sources. He also offers a huge range of new interpretations, from his emphasis on the significance of Sophocles' political and military offices (previously often seen as honorary) to his analysis of Sophocles' plays in the mythic and literary context of fifth-century drama. Written for scholars, students, and general readers, this book will interest anyone who wants to know more about Greek drama in general and Sophocles in particular. With an extensive bibliography and useful summaries not only of Sophocles' extant plays but also, uniquely, of the fragments of plays that have been partially lost, it will be a standard reference in classical studies for years to come.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shards from Kolonos

Shards from Kolonos

Author: Alan H. Sommerstein

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058227565

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

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Categories: Literary Criticism