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Euripides Plays 4

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Author: Euripides,
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140814882X
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Category : Drama
Languages : un
Pages : 224
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Book Description: "Euripides, the Athenian playwright who dared to question the whims of wanton gods, has always been the most intriguing of the Greek tragedians. Now, with translations aimed at the stage rather than the page, his restless intellect strikes the chord This volume contains some of Euripides' most famous works: Elektra, which reverses previous notions of 'heroic' behaviour; Orestes, in which almost all the characters are driven by base motives of cowardice or revenge; Iphigeneia in Tauris who presumes her brother Orestes dead and her mother Klytemnestra and stepfather Aigisthos still living, is visited by a surprise guest. Elektra, Oresetes and Iphigeneia in Tauris were performed together as Agamemnon's children at The Gate Theatre in 1995 and show the consequences of Agamemnon's "sacrifice" of his daughter at the start of the Trojan war.


Guide To Greek Theatre And Drama

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Author: Kenneth McLeish
Publisher: Methuen Drama
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Size: 68.72 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : un
Pages : 310
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Book Description: Athens in the fifth century B.C. produced a remarkable flowering of playwrights: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides in tragedy, Aristophanes and, in the fourth century, Menander in comedy. They laid the foundations for all Western drama and continue to speak as powerfully after 2,500 years. Kenneth McLeish's authoritative and enthusiastic Guide to Greek Theatre and Drama is full of his enjoyment and understanding of the plays. It provides an extensive introduction to Athenian theatre, the form of the plays and, as far as can be established, how the plays were performed. Then follows a background section on each playwright, a synopsis and commentary for each of the surviving plays and an outline of Aristotle's theories on drama. The result is an indispensable companion for anyone interested in Greek theatre. The volume was completed by Professor Trevor R. Griffiths.


The Plays And Fragments

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Author: Menander
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192839831
Size: 54.49 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : un
Pages : 312
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Book Description: Menander was the founding father of European comedy. From Ralph Roister Doister to What the Butler Saw, from Henry Fielding to P. G. Wodehouse, the stock motifs and characters can be traced back to him.The greatest writer of Greek New Comedy, Menander (c.341-290 BC) wrote over one hundred plays but until the twentieth century he was known to us only by short quotations in ancient authors. Since 1907 papyri found in the sand of Egypt have brought to light more and more fragments, many substantial,and in 1958 the papyrus text of a complete play was published, The Bad-Tempered Man (Dyskolos) . His romantic comedies deal with the lives of ordinary Athenian families, and they are the direct ancestors not only of Roman comedy but also of English comedy from the Renaissance to the present day.This new verse translation is accurate and highly readable, providing a consecutive text with supplements based on the dramatic situation and surviving words in the damaged papyri.


Wolken

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Author: Aristophanes
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Aristophanes Plays 2

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Author: Aristophanes,
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 147250397X
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Category : Drama
Languages : un
Pages : 224
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Book Description: Reissue of Aristophanes' most famous plays in the Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series Aristophanes is the oldest comedic writer in Western literature. Although only eleven of the some forty plays he wrote survive, his unique blend of slapstick, fantasy, bawy and political satire provide us with a vivid picture of the ancient Athenians - their social mores, their beliefs and their exuberant sense of occasion. Wasps is a lawcourt satire, Clouds a lighthearted look at education, Birds a search for the perfect society, Festival Time a feminist trial of Euripides and Frogs a celebration of and debate around the theatre.Aristophanes was a unique writer for the comic stage as well as one of the most revealing about the society for which he wrote.


Plays Of The Greek Dramatists

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Author: UNKNOWN. AUTHOR
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781330160091
Size: 20.75 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : un
Pages : 380
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Book Description: Excerpt from Plays of the Greek Dramatists: Selections From Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes In Ancient Attica, as in Elizabethan England, a period of approximately one hundred years served for the full flowering of the drama. In each instance there was a long seed-time, and all glory was not gone when the ten decades had passed. But after Euripides in Greece, and Ben Jonson in England, further development ceased and decadence set in. However, the impress of the "Golden Grecian century" of drama is stamped on all our literature. Lyly, Jonson, Chapman; Dryden, Pope, Johnson; Keats, Shelley, Byron; Swinburne, Browning, Arnold; and in our own day, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and Louis MacNeice have, each one, directly or obliquely, been influenced by the Tragic Three, Æschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the Comic One, Aristophanes. What we propose to do is to supply the minimum background necessary for the thorough appreciation of the dramatic specimens we have selected. It is worth while to remark, incidentally, that quite as much can be derived from the Greek drama in these translations as can be from the originals (unless one's own translations of the originals are fancied), because, though we have some idea of the quantities of Greek words, we have almost no conception of their sounds. We should begin with a bit of history, since life and literature are, in our period perhaps more than in most others, inextricably entwined. Athens, "the Greece of Greece" as Thucydides called it, was the center of Greek drama, as indeed it was the center of Greek thought and expression and art, in the years between 500 B.C., when Æschylus was writing his first great tragedies, and 400 B.C., when Aristophanes was writing his last great comedies. Those years saw the magnificent exploits of Athens and her confederates in repulsing the first and second Persian invasions. They saw the recovery of Athens and her rise to commercial and military supremacy. Finally, they saw her embarkment on great imperialist ventures (the Peloponnesian War), her decline and fall. A roll-call of the statesmen, sculptors, prose writers, and philosophers of Athens contemporaneous during these hundred years sounds like a who's who of antiquity: Cimon, Pericles, and Alcibiades; Myron and Phidias; Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon; Anaxagoras, Socrates, and Plato. The enormous impulse to the Athenian spirit, and so to Athenian national art, of the political power and commercial ascendancy which resulted from her military victories is, again, remarkably akin to the impulse of energy and pride in the England of the late 16th and early 17th centuries after her defeat of the Spanish Armada. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Medea

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Author: Euripides
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849612279
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Pages : 90
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Book Description: Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Medea ist eine 431 v. Chr. verfasste Tragödie des griechischen Dichters Euripides. Das Stück basiert auf der Argonautensage des griechischen Mythos. Die Königstochter Medea wird von ihrem Mann Jason, für den sie ihre eigene Familie zurückgelassen und verraten hatte, verstoßen und rächt sich grausam, wobei sie auch ihre eigenen Kinder tötet. (aus wikipedia.de)


Aristophanes Plays 1

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Author: Aristophanes,
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472503945
Size: 55.87 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : un
Pages : 308
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Book Description: Reissue of Aristophanes' most famous plays in the Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series Aristophanes was a unique writer for the comic stage as well as one of the most revealing about the society for which he wrote.


The Greek Plays

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Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Modern Library Classics
ISBN: 0812983092
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Category : Performing Arts
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Pages : 864
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Book Description: A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world's most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King Featuring translations by Emily Wilson, Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Mary Lefkowitz, and James Romm The great plays of Ancient Greece are among the most enduring and important legacies of the Western world. Not only is the influence of Greek drama palpable in everything from Shakespeare to modern television, the insights contained in Greek tragedy have shaped our perceptions of the nature of human life. Poets, philosophers, and politicians have long borrowed and adapted the ideas and language of Greek drama to help them make sense of their own times. This exciting curated anthology features a cross section of the most popular--and most widely taught--plays in the Greek canon. Fresh translations into contemporary English breathe new life into the texts while capturing, as faithfully as possible, their original meaning. This outstanding collection also offers short biographies of the playwrights, enlightening and clarifying introductions to the plays, and helpful annotations at the bottom of each page. Appendices by prominent classicists on such topics as "Greek Drama and Politics," "The Theater of Dionysus," and "Plato and Aristotle on Tragedy" give the reader a rich contextual background. A detailed time line of the dramas, as well as a list of adaptations of Greek drama to literature, stage, and film from the time of Seneca to the present, helps chart the history of Greek tragedy and illustrate its influence on our culture from the Roman Empire to the present day. With a veritable who's who of today's most renowned and distinguished classical translators, The Greek Plays is certain to be the definitive text for years to come. Praise for The Greek Plays "Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm deftly have gathered strong new translations from Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Emily Wilson, as well as from Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm themselves. There is a freshness and pungency in these new translations that should last a long time. I admire also the introductions to the plays and the biographies and annotations provided. Closing essays by five distinguished classicists--the brilliant Daniel Mendelsohn and the equally skilled David Rosenbloom, Joshua Billings, Mary-Kay Gamel, and Gregory Hays--all enlightened me. This seems to me a helpful light into our gathering darkness."--Harold Bloom


Die Bakchen

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Author: Euripides
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Languages : en
Pages : 116
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Odes From The Greek Dramatists

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Author: Alfred William Pollard
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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