New PDF release: A Companion to Tragedy

By Rebecca Bushnell

ISBN-10: 1405107359

ISBN-13: 9781405107358

A significant other to Tragedy is a vital source for a person attracted to exploring the position of tragedy in Western heritage and tradition.

  • Tells the tale of the old improvement of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity
  • Features 28 essays by way of well known students from a number of disciplines, together with classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy
  • Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy via faith, philosophy and background
  • Offers a clean evaluation of historical Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the perform of interpreting tragedy has replaced greatly some time past decades

Show description

Read Online or Download A Companion to Tragedy PDF

Similar drama books

New PDF release: Volpone: A Critical Guide

A complete creation to Ben Jonson's Volpone - introducing its severe background, functionality background, present serious panorama and new instructions in examine at the play.

Download e-book for kindle: Reading Theatre by Anne Ubersfeld, Jean-Patrick Debbeche, Paul J. Perron, Frank

First released in France in 1976, Anne Ubersfeld's three-volume paintings, Lire le theatre, has made a powerful impression at the semiological learn of drama. studying Theatre is a long-awaited translation of the 1st quantity. transparent and systematic in its method, the publication covers all of the easy components of theatrical textual content and function.

No and Kyogen in the Contemporary World by James R. Brandon PDF

How do classical, hugely codified theatre arts hold the curiosity of latest audiences and the way do they develop and reply to their altering conditions? The 8 essays awarded right here study the modern relevance and importance of the "classic" No and Kyogen theatre to Japan and the West. They discover the theatrical adventure from many perspectives--those of theatre, tune, dance, artwork, literature, linguistics, philosophy, faith, historical past and sociology.

Read e-book online Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, PDF

Residing with Lynching: African American Lynching performs, functionality, and Citizenship, 1890–1930 demonstrates that well known lynching performs have been mechanisms during which African American groups survived genuine and photographic mob violence. usually on hand in periodicals, lynching performs have been learn aloud or acted out by way of black church participants, schoolchildren, and households.

Additional info for A Companion to Tragedy

Sample text

Given the use of the mirror in the mysteries of Dionysus, which is probably alluded to in Euripides’ Bacchae (Seaford 1996: 223), it is of interest that Actaeon was said to have seen his horned head reflected in water shortly before his death. The plot of Aeschylus’ Athamas is unknown. In one of the myths in which Athamas is involved, he, together with his wife Ino, brings up the infant Dionysus, with the result that Hera drives them both mad and they destroy their own children. It is not impossible that this was the theme of Aeschylus’ Athamas.

Greek Religion. Archaic and Classical, vol. 2. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Burkert, W. (1990). Wilder Ursprung. Opferritual und Mythos bei den Griechen [Savage origin. Greek victim ritual and myth]. Berlin: Wagenbach. Burkert, W. (1997). ’’ In What Is a God? Studies in the Nature of Greek Divinity, ed. A. B. Lloyd. London: Duckworth, 15–34. Cole, S. G. (1993). ’’ In Theater and Society in the Classical World, ed. R. Scodel. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 25–38. Cropp, M. J. (1988). Euripides: Electra.

M. (1989). ’’ In Symposion 1982. Vortra¨ge zur griechischen und hellenistischen Rechtsgeschichte [1982 symposium. Lectures on Greek and Hellenistic historical jurisprudence], ed. F. J. Fernandez Nieto. Cologne: Po¨hlau, 65–77. Mastronarde, D. J. ) 1994. Euripides, Phoenissai. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Parker, R. (1996). Athenian Religion. A History. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Pelling, C. (1997). ’’ In Tragedy and the Historian, ed. C. Pelling. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 213–35. Pickard-Cambridge, A.

Download PDF sample

A Companion to Tragedy by Rebecca Bushnell

by Kevin

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 17 votes