Greek Tragedies as Plays for Performance

Product Number: EB00743995
Released: Nov 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119089933
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

This is a unique introduction to Greek tragedy that explores the plays as dramatic artifacts intended for performance and pays special attention to construction, design, staging, and musical composition. -Written by a scholar who combines his academic understanding of Greek tragedy with his singular theatrical experience of producing these ancient dramas for the modern stage -Discusses the masters of the genre-aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides-including similarities, differences, the hybrid nature of Greek tragedy, the significance that each poet attaches to familiar myths and his distinctive approach as a dramatic artist -Examines 10 plays in detail, focusing on performances by the chorus and the 3 actors, the need to captivate audiences attending a major civic and religious festival, and the importance of the lyric sections for emotional effect -Provides extended dramatic analysis of important Greek tragedies at an appropriate level for introductory students -Contains a companion website, available upon publication at , with 136 audio recordings of Greek tragedy that illustrate the beauty of the Greek language and the powerful rhythms of the songs

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Author(s): David Raeburn
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Oct 28, 2016

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