Euripides: Bacchae

Author: Euripides
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521653725
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 111
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Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama aims to eliminate the boundary between classics students and drama students. Euripides: Bacchae is the second in the series, and is aimed at college level students in North America. Features of the book include full commentary running alongside the translation, notes on pronunciation and a plot synopsis. Background information is also provided, along with suggestions to encourage discussion.


Author: Euripides,Friedrich Gotthold Schöne
Publisher: N.A
Page: 120
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The Gentle, Jealous God

Reading Euripides' Bacchae in English
Author: Simon Perris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472513010
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 1884

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Euripides' Bacchae is the magnum opus of the ancient world's most popular dramatist and the most modern, perhaps postmodern, of Greek tragedies. Twentieth-century poets and playwrights have often turned their hand to Bacchae, leaving the play with an especially rich and varied translation history. It has also been subjected to several fashions of criticism and interpretation over the years, all reflected in, influencing, and influenced by translation. The Gentle, Jealous God introduces the play and surveys its wider reception; examines a selection of English translations from the early 20th century to the early 21st, setting them in their social, intellectual, and cultural context; and argues, finally, that Dionysus and Bacchae remain potent cultural symbols even now. Simon Perris presents a fascinating cultural history of one of world theatre's landmark classics. He explores the reception of Dionysus, Bacchae, and the classical ideal in a violent and turmoil-ridden era. And he demonstrates by example that translation matters, or should matter, to readers, writers, actors, directors, students, and scholars of ancient drama.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: P. E. Easterling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423519
Category: History
Page: 392
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This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

The Bacchae of Euripides

Author: C. K. Williams
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466880562
Category: Poetry
Page: 144
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From the renowned contemporary American poet C. K. Williams comes this fluent and accessible version of The Bacchae, the great tragedy by Euripides. This book includes an introduction by Martha Nussbaum.

How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today

Author: Simon Goldhill
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226301273
Category: Drama
Page: 248
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"[E]xplains how Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles conceived their works in performance and then summarizes everything we know about how their tragedies were actually staged.... [T]ackles the six major problems facing any company performing these works today: the staging space and concept of the play; the use of the chorus; the actor's role in an unfamiliar style of performance; the place of politics in tragedy; the question of translation; and the treatment of gods, monsters, and other strange characters of the ancient world."--From publisher description.

Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World

A Sourcebook
Author: Ross Shepard Kraemer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199725830
Category: History
Page: 520
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This is a substantially expanded and completely revised edition of a book originally published in 1988 as Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics. The book is a collection of translations of primary texts relevant to women's religion in Western antiquity, from the fourth century BCE to the fifth century CE. The selections are taken from the plethora of ancient religions, including Judaism and Christianity, and are translated from the six major languages of the Greco-Roman world: Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, and Coptic. The texts are grouped thematically in six sections: Observances, Rituals, and Festivals; Researching Real Women: Documents to, from and by Women; Religious Office; New Religious Affiliation and Conversion; Holy, Pious, and Exemplary Women; and The Feminine Divine. Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World provides a unique and invaluable resource for scholars of classical antiquity, early Christianity and Judaism, and women's religion more generally.

Reading Greek Tragedy

Author: Simon Goldhill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521315791
Category: History
Page: 302
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This book is an advanced critical introduction to Greek tragedy. It is written specifically for the reader who does not know Greek and who may be unfamiliar with the context of the Athenian drama festival but who nevertheless wants to appreciate the plays in all their complexity. Simon Goldhill aims to combine the best contemporary scholarly criticism in classics with a wide knowledge of modern literary studies in other fields. He discusses the masterpieces of Athenian drama in the light of contemporary critical controversies in such a way as to enable the student or scholar not only to understand and appreciate the texts of the most commonly read plays, but also to evaluate and utilize the range of approaches to the problems of ancient drama.

Choral Mediations in Greek Tragedy

Author: Renaud Gagné,Marianne Govers Hopman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110706774X
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This volume explores how the choruses of Greek tragedy creatively combined media and discourses to generate their own specific forms of meaning. The contributors analyse choruses as fictional, religious and civic performers; as combinations of text, song and dance; and as objects of reflection in themselves, in relation and contrast to the choruses of comedy and melic poetry. Drawing on earlier analyses of the social context of Greek drama, the non-textual dimensions of tragedy, and the relations between dramatic and melic choruses, the chapters explore the uses of various analytic tools in allowing us better to capture the specificity of the tragic chorus. Special attention is given to the physicality of choral dancing, musical interactions between choruses and actors, the trajectories of reception, and the treatment of time and space in the odes.

Euripides: Iphigeneia at Aulis

Author: Euripides,Holly Eckhardt,John Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107601169
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
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Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including suggestions for discussion and analysis. Numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities. Iphigeneia at Aulis is suitable for students of Classical Civilisation and Drama. Features include a full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre. Iphigeneia at Aulis is aimed at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.

Der deutsche Aristophanes

die Rezeption eines politischen Dichters im 19. Jahrhundert
Author: Martin Holtermann
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525252543
Category: History
Page: 352
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Heidelberg) under the title: Die Rezeption des Aristophanes als eines politischen Dichters im Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts.

The Bacchae

Orestes ; Heracles
Author: Euripides
Publisher: Michael Gould
ISBN: 9780954645731
Category: Bacchantes
Page: 215
View: 2010

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A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama

Author: Betine van Zyl Smit
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118347757
Category: Drama
Page: 624
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A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama offers a series of original essays that represent a comprehensive overview of the global reception of ancient Greek tragedies and comedies from antiquity to the present day. Represents the first volume to offer a complete overview of the reception of ancient drama from antiquity to the present Covers the translation, transmission, performance, production, and adaptation of Greek tragedy from the time the plays were first created in ancient Athens through the 21st century Features overviews of the history of the reception of Greek drama in most countries of the world Includes chapters covering the reception of Greek drama in modern opera and film

Euripides: Bacchae

Author: Sophie Mills
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9780715634301
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 144
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Accessible introductions to ancient tragedies discuss the main themes of a play and the central developments in modern criticism, while also addressing the play's historical context and the history of its performance and adaptation. References to Dionysus in popular culture focus on the god as the incarnation of wild and decadent behaviour, by which humans are intrigued and appalled. The god as he is portrayed in "Euripides' Bacchae" is, however, more complex, paradoxically transcending straightforward notions of the Dionysiac. "Euripides' Dionysus" blurs the dividing line between many of the fundamental categories of ancient Greek life - male and female, Greek and barbarian, divine and human. This book explores his place in Athenian religion, what Euripides makes of him in the play, and the views of later writers and scholars.