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Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides are often described as the greatest tragedians of the ancient world. Of these three pivotal founders of modern drama, Euripides is characterized as the interloper and the innovator: the man who put tragic verse into the mouths of slaves, women and the socially inferior in order ...
Euripides
Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides are often described as the greatest tragedians of the ancient world. Of these three pivotal founders of modern drama, Euripides is characterized as the interloper and the innovator: the man who put tragic verse into the mouths of slaves, women and the socially inferior in order to address vital social issues such as sex, class and gender relations. It is perhaps little wonder that his work should find such resonance in the modern day. In this concise introduction, Isabelle Torrance engages with the thematic, cultural and scholarly difficulties that surround his plays to demonstrate why Euripides remains a figure of perennial relevance. Addressing here issues of social context, performance theory, fifth-century philosophy and religion, textual criticism and reception, the author presents an astute and attractively-written guide to the Euripidean corpus - from the widely read and celebrated Medea to the lesser-known and deeply ambiguous Alcestis.
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71.400000 USD

Euripides

by Isabelle Torrance
Hardback
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Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides are often described as the greatest tragedians of the ancient world. Of these three pivotal founders of modern drama, Euripides is characterized as the interloper and the innovator: the man who put tragic verse into the mouths of slaves, women and the socially inferior in order ...
Euripides
Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides are often described as the greatest tragedians of the ancient world. Of these three pivotal founders of modern drama, Euripides is characterized as the interloper and the innovator: the man who put tragic verse into the mouths of slaves, women and the socially inferior in order to address vital social issues such as sex, class and gender relations. It is perhaps little wonder that his work should find such resonance in the modern day. In this concise introduction, Isabelle Torrance engages with the thematic, cultural and scholarly difficulties that surround his plays to demonstrate why Euripides remains a figure of perennial relevance. Addressing here issues of social context, performance theory, fifth-century philosophy and religion, textual criticism and reception, the author presents an astute and attractively-written guide to the Euripidean corpus - from the widely read and celebrated Medea to the lesser-known and deeply ambiguous Alcestis.
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24.100000 USD

Euripides

by Isabelle Torrance
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Antigone is one of the most influential and thought-provoking of all Greek tragedies. Set in a newly victorious society, where possibilities seem boundless and mankind can overcome all boundaries except death, the action is focussed through the prism of Creon, a remarkable anti-hero - a politician who, in crisis, makes ...
Looking at Antigone
Antigone is one of the most influential and thought-provoking of all Greek tragedies. Set in a newly victorious society, where possibilities seem boundless and mankind can overcome all boundaries except death, the action is focussed through the prism of Creon, a remarkable anti-hero - a politician who, in crisis, makes a reckless decision, whose pride (or insecurity) prevents him from backing down until it is too late, and who thereby ends up losing everything. Not just the story of a girl who confronts the state, Antigone is an exploration of inherent human conflicts - between men and women, young and old, power and powerlessness, civil law and the `unwritten laws' of nature. Lauded in Antiquity, it has influenced drama and philosophy throughout history into the modern age. With an introduction discussing the nature of the community for which Antigone was written, this collection of essays by 12 leading academics from across the world draws together many of the themes explored in Antigone, from Sophocles' use of mythology, his contemporaries' reactions and later reception, to questions of religion and ritual, family life and incest, ecology and the environment. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's performer-friendly, accurate and easily accessible English translation.
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41.950000 USD

Looking at Antigone

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Norma Jeane Baker of Troy is a partly spoken, partly sung performance piece by poet, essayist, and scholar Anne Carson, and an exploration of the lives and myths of Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy-iconic beauties who lived millennia apart. A thrilling and thoughtful meditation on the destabilising and destructive ...
Norma Jeane Baker of Troy
Norma Jeane Baker of Troy is a partly spoken, partly sung performance piece by poet, essayist, and scholar Anne Carson, and an exploration of the lives and myths of Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy-iconic beauties who lived millennia apart. A thrilling and thoughtful meditation on the destabilising and destructive power of beauty, this had its world premiere at The Shed in New York City, starring Ben Whishaw and Renee Fleming.
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15.700000 USD

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

by Anne Carson
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The surviving works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides have been familiar to readers and theatregoers for centuries; but these works are far outnumbered by their lost plays. Between them these authors wrote around two hundred tragedies, the fragmentary remains of which are utterly fascinating. In this, the second volume of ...
The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy (Volume 2): Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides
The surviving works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides have been familiar to readers and theatregoers for centuries; but these works are far outnumbered by their lost plays. Between them these authors wrote around two hundred tragedies, the fragmentary remains of which are utterly fascinating. In this, the second volume of a major new survey of the tragic genre, Matthew Wright offers an authoritative critical guide to the lost plays of the three best-known tragedians. (The other Greek tragedians and their work are discussed in Volume 1: Neglected Authors.) What can we learn about the lost plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides from fragments and other types of evidence? How can we develop strategies or methodologies for `reading' lost plays? Why were certain plays preserved and transmitted while others disappeared from view? Would we have a different impression of the work of these classic authors - or of Greek tragedy as a whole - if a different selection of plays had survived? This book answers such questions through a detailed study of the fragments in their historical and literary context. Making use of recent scholarly developments and new editions of the fragments, The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy makes these works fully accessible for the first time.
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92.400000 USD

The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy (Volume 2): Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides

by Matthew Wright
Hardback
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The surviving works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides have been familiar to readers and theatregoers for centuries; but these works are far outnumbered by their lost plays. Between them these authors wrote around two hundred tragedies, the fragmentary remains of which are utterly fascinating. In this, the second volume of ...
The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy (Volume 2): Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides
The surviving works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides have been familiar to readers and theatregoers for centuries; but these works are far outnumbered by their lost plays. Between them these authors wrote around two hundred tragedies, the fragmentary remains of which are utterly fascinating. In this, the second volume of a major new survey of the tragic genre, Matthew Wright offers an authoritative critical guide to the lost plays of the three best-known tragedians. (The other Greek tragedians and their work are discussed in Volume 1: Neglected Authors.) What can we learn about the lost plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides from fragments and other types of evidence? How can we develop strategies or methodologies for `reading' lost plays? Why were certain plays preserved and transmitted while others disappeared from view? Would we have a different impression of the work of these classic authors - or of Greek tragedy as a whole - if a different selection of plays had survived? This book answers such questions through a detailed study of the fragments in their historical and literary context. Making use of recent scholarly developments and new editions of the fragments, The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy makes these works fully accessible for the first time.
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34.11 USD

The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy (Volume 2): Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides

by Matthew Wright
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One of the foundational texts of Western literature, the Oresteia trilogy is about cycles of deception and brutality within the ruling family of Argos. In Agamemnon, queen Clytemnestra awaits her husband's return from war to commit a terrible act of retribution. The next plays, radically retitled here as The Women ...
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes in Athens
One of the foundational texts of Western literature, the Oresteia trilogy is about cycles of deception and brutality within the ruling family of Argos. In Agamemnon, queen Clytemnestra awaits her husband's return from war to commit a terrible act of retribution. The next plays, radically retitled here as The Women at the Graveside and Orestes in Athens, deal with the aftermath of the regicide, Orestes' search to avenge his father's death and his ceaseless torment. A powerful discourse on the formation of democracy, The Oresteia illuminates the tensions between loyalty to one's family and to the community. In this classic for future generations, Oliver Taplin captures the lyricism of the original.
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30.70 USD

The Oresteia: Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes in Athens

by Aeschylus
Hardback
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The Oedipus Trilogy
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13.310000 USD

The Oedipus Trilogy

by Sophocles
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The Oedipus Trilogy
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13.310000 USD

The Oedipus Trilogy

by Sophocles
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First Book of Adam and Eve
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13.500000 USD

First Book of Adam and Eve

by Rutherford Platt
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Antigone: (worldwide Classics) (Annotated)
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6.300000 USD

Antigone: (worldwide Classics) (Annotated)

by Sophocles
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Cymbeline
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22.040000 USD

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare
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Blood of Empires Trilogy - Vol. II
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22.040000 USD

Blood of Empires Trilogy - Vol. II

by John Lawrence Burks
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Cymbeline
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26.240000 USD

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare
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The Comedy of Errors
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12.590000 USD

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare
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The Winter's Tale
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20.990000 USD

The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare
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Cymbeline
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22.040000 USD

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare
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Lysistrata Lib/E
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20.950000 USD

Lysistrata Lib/E

by Aristophanes
CD-Audio
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The Influence of Statius Upon Chaucer (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

The Influence of Statius Upon Chaucer (Classic Reprint)

by Boyd Ashby Wise
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Cymbeline
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26.240000 USD

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare
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Tragedy is a genre for exploring loss and suffering, and this book traces the vital areas where tragedy has shaped and been a resource for Christian theology. There is a history to the relationship of theology and tragedy; tragic literature has explored areas of theological interest, and is present in ...
Christ the Tragedy of God: A Theological Exploration of Tragedy
Tragedy is a genre for exploring loss and suffering, and this book traces the vital areas where tragedy has shaped and been a resource for Christian theology. There is a history to the relationship of theology and tragedy; tragic literature has explored areas of theological interest, and is present in the Bible and ongoing theological concerns. Christian theology has a long history of using what is at hand, and the genre of tragedy is no different. What are the merits and challenges of placing the central narrative of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ in tragic terms? This study examines important and shared concerns of theology and tragedy: sacrifice and war, rationality and order, historical contingency, blindness, guilt, and self-awareness. Theologians such as Reinhold Niebuhr, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Martin Luther King Jr., Simone Weil, and Boethius have explored tragedy as a theological resource. The historical relationship of theology and tragedy reveals that neither is monolithic, and both remain diverse and unstable areas of human thought. This fascinating book will be of keen interest to theologians, as well as scholars in the fields of literary studies and tragic theory.
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179.16 USD

Christ the Tragedy of God: A Theological Exploration of Tragedy

by Kevin Taylor
Hardback
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Bacchylides: A Prose Translation (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Bacchylides: A Prose Translation (Classic Reprint)

by Bacchylides Bacchylides
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Tragic Drama: In Aeschylus, Sophocles and Shakespeare; An Essay (Classic Reprint)
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14.250000 USD

Tragic Drama: In Aeschylus, Sophocles and Shakespeare; An Essay (Classic Reprint)

by Lewis Campbell
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Cymbeline
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9.440000 USD

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare
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The Winter's Tale
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5.760000 USD

The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare
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Bibliotheca Riptorum Classicorum Graecorum Et Latinorum, Vol. 1: Die Literatur Von 1878 Bis 1896 Einschliesslich Umfassend; Scriptores Graeci; Erster Teil, Collectiones, Abercius Bis Homerus (Classic Reprint)
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24.750000 USD

Bibliotheca Riptorum Classicorum Graecorum Et Latinorum, Vol. 1: Die Literatur Von 1878 Bis 1896 Einschliesslich Umfassend; Scriptores Graeci; Erster Teil, Collectiones, Abercius Bis Homerus (Classic Reprint)

by Rudolf Klussmann
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The Bacchants of Euripides: And Other Essays (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

The Bacchants of Euripides: And Other Essays (Classic Reprint)

by A W Verrall
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The Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil: With English Note, Critical and Explanatory, and a Metrical Index (Classic Reprint)
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17.820000 USD

The Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil: With English Note, Critical and Explanatory, and a Metrical Index (Classic Reprint)

by Virgil Virgil
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Antigone
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22.200000 USD

Antigone

by Sophocles
Hardback
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Antigone
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9.510000 USD

Antigone

by Sophocles
Paperback / softback
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