Dionysus Since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium

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Greek tragedy is currently being performed more frequently than at any time since classical antiquity. This book is the first to address the fundamental question, why has there been so much Greek tragedy in the theatres, opera houses and cinemas of the last three decades? A detailed chronological appendix of production information and lavish illustrations supplement the fourteen essays by an interdisciplinary team of specialists from the worlds of classics, theatre studies, and the professional theatre. They relate the recent appeal of Greek tragedy to social trends, political developments, aesthetic and performative developments, and the intellectual currents of the last three decades, especially multiculturalism, post-colonialism, feminism, post-structuralism, revisions of psychoanalytical models, and secularization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199259144
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Edith Hall is Leverhulme Professor of Greek Cultural History at the University of Durham and Co-Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford. Fiona Macintosh is Senior Research Fellow at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford. Amanda Wrigley is Researcher at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Lectures at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama 1997-2002
Note on Nomenclature, Spelling, and Texts
1 Introduction: Why Greek Tragedy in the Late Twentieth Century? 1
Sect. I Dionysus and the Sex War 47
2 Dionysus in 69 49
3 Bad Women: Gender Politics in Late Twentieth-Century Performance and Revision of Greek Tragedy 77
4 Heracles as Dr Strangelove and GI Joe: Male Heroism Deconstructed 113
Sect. II Dionysus in Politics 143
5 Sophocles' Philoctetes, Seamus Heaney's, and Some Other Recent Half-Rhymes 145
6 Aeschylus, Race, Class, and War in the 1990s 169
7 Greek Tragedy in Cinema: Theatre, Politics, History 199
8 Greek Drama and Anti-Colonialism: Decolonizing Classics 219
Sect. III Dionysus and the Aesthetics of Performance 243
9 The Use of Masks in Modern Performances of Greek Drama 245
10 Greek Notes in Samuel Beckett's Theatre Art 265
11 Greek Tragedy in the Opera House and Concert Hall of the Late Twentieth Century 285
Sect. IV Dionysus and the Life of the Mind 311
12 Oedipus in the East End: from Freud to Berkoff 313
13 Thinking about the Origins of Theatre in the 1970s 329
14 The Voices We Hear 361
15 Details of Productions Discussed 369
References 419
Index 445
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