Performance, Iconography, Reception: Studies in Honour of Oliver Taplin

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Performance, Reception, Iconography assembles twenty-three papers from an international group of scholars who engage with, and develop, the seminal work of Oliver Taplin. Oliver Taplin has for over three decades been at the forefront of innovation in the study of Greek literature, and of the Greek theatre, tragic and comic, in particular. The studies in this volume centre on three key areas - the performance of Greek literature, the interactions between literature and the visual realm of iconography, and the reception and appropriation of Greek literature, and of Greek culture more widely, in subsequent historical periods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199232215
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Revermann is Associate Professor in Classics and Theatre Studies at the University of Toronto. Peter Wilson is William Ritchie Professor of Classics at the University of Sydney.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii List of Contributors xii Introduction 1 Part I Performance: Explorations
1 Generic Boundaries in Late Fifth-Century Athens Helene P. Foley 15
2 Audience and Emotion in the Reception of Greek Drama Ian Ruffell 37
3 Greek Middlebrow Drama (Something to do with Aphrodite?) Mark Griffith 59
4 Costing the Dionysia Peter Wilson 88
5 Nothing to Do with Demeter? Something to Do with Sicily! Theatre and Society in the Early Fifth-Century West Barbara Kowalzig 128 Part II Performance: Epic
6 The Odyssey as Performance Poetry Oswyn Murray 161
7 Performance and Rivalry: Homer, Odysseus, and Hesiod Adrian Kelly 177
8 Performing the Will of Zeus: The [characters not reproducible] and the Scope of Early Greek Epic William Allan 204 Part III Performance: Tragedy
9 Theatrical Furies: Thoughts on Eumenides Pat Easterling 219
10 Aeschylus' Eumenides, Chronotopes, and the 'Aetiological Mode' Martin Revermann 237
11 Star Choruses: Eleusis, Orphism, and New Musical Imagery and Dance Eric Csapo 262
12 The Last Word: Ritual, Power, and Performance in Euripides' Hiketides Athena Kavoulaki 291
13 Intimate Relations: Children, Childbearing, and Parentage on the Euripidean Stage Froma I. Zeitlin 318
14 Character and Characterization in Greek Tragedy Bernd Seidensticker 333 Part IV Performance: Comedy
15 Scenes at the Door in Aristophanic Comedy Peter Brown 349
16 The Poetics of the Mask in Old Comedy David Wiles 374 Part V Performance: Iconography
17 Putting Performance into Focus Robin Osborne 395
18 The Greek Gem: A Token of Recognition Alfonso Moreno 419
19 Image and Representationin the Pottery of Magna Graecia Francois Lissarrague 439 Part VI Performance: Reception
20 Wagner's Greeks: The Politics of Hellenism Simon Goldhill 453
21 Resurrecting Ancient Greece in Nazi Germany-the Oresteia as Part of the Olympic Games in 1936 Erika Fischer-Lichte 481
22 Can the Odyssey Ever be Tragic? Historical Perspectives on the Theatrical Realization of Greek Epic Edith Hall 499
23 An Oedipus for Our Times? Yeats's Version of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos Fiona Macintosh 524 List of Oliver Taplin's Publications 548 Index Locorum 553 General Index 575
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