Greek tragedy [electronic resource] / Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz.

Author
Rabinowitz, Nancy Sorkin [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Description
1 online resource (232 p.)

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Series
Blackwell introductions to the classical world. [More in this series]
Summary note
Greek Tragedy sets ancient tragedy into its original theatrical, political and ritual context and applies modern critical approaches to understanding why tragedy continues to interest modern audiences.:.; An engaging introduction to Greek tragedy, its history, and its reception in the contemporary world with suggested readings for further study.; Examines tragedy's relationship to democracy, religion, and myth.; Explores contemporary approaches to scholarship, including structuralist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theory.; Provides a thorough examination of contemporary performance practices.;
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-204) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
Greek Tragedy; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Introduction; Part I Tragedy in Its Athenian Context; 1 What Was Tragedy?; 2 Tragedy and the Polis; 3 Tragedy and Greek Religion; Part II Thematic Approaches; 4 War and Empire; 5 Family Romance and Revenge in the House of Atreus; 6 Victims and Victimizers; 7 The King and I; 8 Epilogue: Modern Performances (with Sue Blundell); References; Index;
ISBN
  • 1-281-30874-9
  • 9786611308742
  • 0-470-69405-X
  • 0-470-69326-6
OCLC
476170908
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