Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition

Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition

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by Simon Goldhill
     
 

This book contains essays by international experts on Sophocles, asking why he matters, and why he is still read and performed today.See more details below

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This book contains essays by international experts on Sophocles, asking why he matters, and why he is still read and performed today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521887854
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Foreword Paul Cartledge; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Sophocles: the state of play Simon Goldhill and Edith Hall; Part I. Between Audience and Actor: 2. The audience on stage: rhetoric, emotion, and judgement in Sophoclean theatre Simon Goldhill; 3. 'The players will tell all': the dramatist, the actors and the art of acting in Sophocles' Philoctetes Ismene Lada-Richards; 4. Deianeira deliberates: precipitate decision-making and Trachiniae Edith Hall; Part II. Oedipus and the Play of Meaning: 5. Inconclusive conclusion: the ending(s) of the Oedipus Tyrannus Peter Burian; 6. The third stasimon of Oedipus at Colonus Chris Carey; 7. The logic of the unexpected: semantic diversion in Sophocles, Yeats (and Virgil) Michael Silk; 8. The French Oedipus of the inter-war period Fiona Macintosh; Part III. Constructing Tragic Traditions: 9. Theoretical views of Athenian tragedy in the 5th century BC Kostas Valakas; 10. Athens and Delphi in Aeschylus' Oresteia Angus Bowie; 11. Feminized males in Bacchae: the importance of discrimination Richard Buxton; 12. Hektor's helmet glinting in a fourth-century tragedy Oliver Taplin; 13. Seeing a Roman tragedy through Greek eyes: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Chris Pelling; Bibliography; Index.

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