Study Guide to the Plays of Aeschylus

Study Guide to the Plays of Aeschylus

Since this play was written by Aeschylus to glorify, among other things, the court of the Areopagus, he naturally has taken great pains in this scene (as well as in preceding scenes) to present its divine origin: the patron goddess of ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645424413

Category: Study Aids

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Aeschylus,the ancient greek playwright. Titles in this study guide include The Suppliant Maids, The Persians, The Oresteia, Seven Against Thebes, Prometheus Bound, The Eumenides, and The Libation Bearers. As the world's first great dramatist, Aeschylus became known as “the father of tragedy.” Aeschylus greatly influenced Greek tragedies by expanding the number of characters in theater. Moreover, Aeschylus’ plays focused on daily activities and studies of human behavior, ethical problems, and divine justice. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Aeschylus classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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Study Guide to The Plays of Euripides

Study Guide to The Plays of Euripides

Both Aeschylus and Sophocles wrote with objectivity, always withholding personal views from their plays. Euripides (c. 480-407 B.C.), however, did not refrain from expressing his personal opinions via the characters in his tragedies.

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645424475

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Euripides, one of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived. Titles in this study guide include Rhesus, Iphigenia In Aulis, Bacchae, Phoenissae, Orestes, Electra, Trojan Women, Helen, Iphigenia In Tauris, Ion, Suppliants, Hecuba, Heracles, Cyclops, A Satyr-Play, Andromache, Heracleidae, Hippolytus, Medea, and Alcestis. As a Greek playwright of fifth-century BCE his tragedies influenced modern dramas and even comedy. Moreover, many of his plays questioned politics of the time, setting him apart as a progressive writer. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Euripides’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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Study Guide to The Plays of Aristophanes

Study Guide to The Plays of Aristophanes

Episode III Each poet then quotes lines from his plays and the other attacks the statement and its language. In the famous “oil can” passage which follows, Euripides' prologues are made to appear repetitious and monotonous when ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645424437

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Aristophanes, is popularly known as the Father of Comedy. Titles in this study guide include Plutus, The Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, Lysistrata, The Birds, Peace, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Knights, and The Acharnians. As a playwright of Old Comedy, his work explores the limits of comedy. Moreover, his work was pivotal in the progression and popularity of comedy. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Aristophanes’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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A Study Guide for Aeschylus s Prometheus Bound

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s  Prometheus Bound

Breezy discussion of Aeschylus's tragedy, though concluding with a particularly useful appendix on Hesiod's Theogony, Aeschylus's mythology, and the lost plays of the Prometheus cycle. Herington, John. Aeschylus, Yale University Press, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410355973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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A Study Guide for Aeschylus's "Prometheus Bound," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
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A Study Guide for Greek Drama

A Study Guide for  Greek Drama

Gale, Cengage Learning ... With Aeschylus, tragic drama was presented through action, not through recitation. ... Chad Turner notes how The Suppliants, probably Aeschylus's second play, reflects the playwright's increasing political ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410347404

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for "Greek Drama," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.
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A Study Guide for Aeschylus s Seven against Thebes

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s  Seven against Thebes

The prizes are sought after, and for several years both dramatists will continue to challenge the other for the greatest plays. Today: Drama competition continues with prizes for film and theater eagerly sought each spring.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410357670

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 39

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A Study Guide for Aeschylus's "Seven against Thebes," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
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A Study Guide for Aeschylus s Agamemnon

A Study Guide for Aeschylus s  Agamemnon

Gale, Cengage Learning. explaining your idea. Comparisons have been made between the Chorus of ancient Greek plays and the newscasters of today. Choose one news story from television or radio that involves a complicated family like ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410339430

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Aeschylus's "Agamemnon," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
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Study Guide to The Plays of Sophocles

Study Guide to The Plays of Sophocles

In Aeschylus' Suppliants half the play is choral; in many by Euripides and Sophocles, less than a quarter. In late tragedy the constant presence of the Chorus became an obvious hindrance to the poet, and the day of its disappearance was ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645424550

Category: Study Aids

Page: 156

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Sophocles, one of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived. Titles in this study guide include Oedipus, Philoctetes, Trachiniae, Electra, Oedipus the King, Antigone, and Ajax. As a playwright of fifth-century BCE, he is one of the most famous Greek Tragedians. Moreover, his surviving plays are proof of his perfection of the genre of Greek tragedy. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Sophocles’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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Study Guide to The Major Plays of Eugene O Neill

Study Guide to The Major Plays of Eugene O   Neill

Evidence to support this claim can be found in the source of O'Neill's play: Aeschylus' (525-456 B.C.) trilogy about the vengeance of Orestes and Electra upon their own mother for the murder of their father, Agamemnon.

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645424451

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Eugene O’Neill, an American playwright and recipient of four Pulitzer Prizes. Titles in this study guide include Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape, Ah, Wilderness!, The Iceman Cometh, and A Touch of the Poet. As a writer of the twentieth century, O'Neill was the first American playwright to win the Nobel Prize. Moreover, his plays delve into the concept of man versus nature, giving the reader an intimate look into the mind of one of America’s greatest playwrights. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Eugene O’Neill’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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A Study Guide for Sophocles s Oedipus Rex aka Oedipus the King

A Study Guide for Sophocles s  Oedipus Rex  aka Oedipus the King

Sophocles studied under the musician Lampras and under Aeschylus, later becoming his rival. ... stood at the center of the cultural achievements of the Golden Age, and the popularity and success of the plays of Sophocles were evident ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410354310

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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A Study Guide for Sophocles's "Oedipus Rex (aka Oedipus the King)," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism