Tragedy on the Comic Stage by Matthew C. Farmer

Tragedy on the Comic Stage
  • Title : Tragedy on the Comic Stage
  • Author : Matthew C. Farmer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190492082
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies: Euripides appears repeatedly as a character in these plays, jokes about tragedy and tragic poets abound, and parodies of tragedy frequently underlie whole scenes and even the plots of these plays. Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries. Farmer organizes these fragments under two rubrics. First, he discusses fragments that show characters discussing tragedy, use tragic poets as characters, or make reference to the dramatic festivals; these fragments, Farmer argues, develop a "culture of tragedy" within Greek comedy, a consistent set of tropes and devices that depict tragedy as part of the world inhabited by the characters of these plays. Second, he assembles fragments that show tragic parody, imitations of tragedy that render tragic language humorous or ironic by juxtaposing it with the base characters and quotidian circumstances that make up Greek comedy. Tragedy on the Comic Stage then illustrates these features of fragmentary paratragedy within three intact Aristophanic comedies: Wasps, Women at the Thesmophoria, and Wealth. These new readings of Aristophanes' plays show the value of reading Aristophanes in conjunction with the comic fragments, and insist on the subtlety and complexity of Aristophanic paratragedy.


Crisis on Stage by Andreas Markantonatos,Bernhard Zimmermann

Crisis on Stage
  • Title : Crisis on Stage
  • Author : Andreas Markantonatos,Bernhard Zimmermann
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 3110271567
  • Pages : 520
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  • Language : English
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This volume explores the relationships between masterworks of Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes and critical events of Athenian history, by bringing together international scholars with expertise on different aspects of ancient theatre. It raises questions about how tragic and comic plays composed in late fifth century mirror the acute political and social crisis unfolding in Athens in the wake of the military catastrophe in 413 BCE and the oligarchic revolution in 411 BCE. It is of particular interest to seasoned classical scholars as well as to those interested in Greek drama and Athenian history.


Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages by Tanya Pollard

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages
  • Title : Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages
  • Author : Tanya Pollard
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198793111
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages argues that ancient Greek plays exerted a powerful and uncharted influence on early modern England's dramatic landscape. Drawing on original research to challenge longstanding assumptions about Greek texts' invisibility, the book shows not only that the plays were more prominent than we have believed, but that early modern readers and audiences responded powerfully to specific plays and themes. The Greek plays most popular in the period were not male-centered dramas such as Sophocles' Oedipus, but tragedies by Euripides that focused on raging bereaved mothers and sacrificial virgin daughters, especially Hecuba and Iphigenia. Because tragedy was firmly linked with its Greek origin in the period's writings, these iconic female figures acquired a privileged status as synecdoches for the tragic theater and its ability to conjure sympathetic emotions in audiences. When Hamlet reflects on the moving power of tragic performance, he turns to the most prominent of these figures: 'What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba/ That he should weep for her?' Through readings of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporary dramatists, this book argues that newly visible Greek plays, identified with the origins of theatrical performance and represented by passionate female figures, challenged early modern writers to reimagine the affective possibilities of tragedy, comedy, and the emerging genre of tragicomedy.


The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy by Martin Revermann

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy
  • Author : Martin Revermann
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521760283
  • Pages : 520
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  • Language : English
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Provides a unique panorama of this challenging area of Greek literature, combining literary perspectives with historical issues and material culture.


Historical Memoir on Italian Tragedy by Joseph Cooper Walker

Historical Memoir on Italian Tragedy
  • Title : Historical Memoir on Italian Tragedy
  • Author : Joseph Cooper Walker
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 338
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  • Language : English
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Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Greek Comic Drama by Ben Akrigg,Rob Tordoff

Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Greek Comic Drama
  • Title : Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Greek Comic Drama
  • Author : Ben Akrigg,Rob Tordoff
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107008557
  • Pages : 271
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  • Language : English
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Greek comedy offers a unique insight into the reality of life as a slave, giving this disenfranchised group a 'voice'.


The Music of Tragedy by Naomi A. Weiss

The Music of Tragedy
  • Title : The Music of Tragedy
  • Author : Naomi A. Weiss
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520295900
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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The Music of Tragedy offers a new approach to the study of classical Greek theater by examining the use of musical language, imagery, and performance in the late work of Euripides. Naomi Weiss demonstrates that Euripides’ allusions to music-making are not just metatheatrical flourishes or gestures towards musical and religious practices external to the drama but closely interwoven with the dramatic plot. Situating Euripides’ experimentation with the dramaturgical effects of mousike within a broader cultural context, she shows how much of his novelty lies in his reinvention of traditional lyric styles and motifs for the tragic stage. If we wish to understand better the trajectories of this most important ancient art form, The Music of Tragedy argues, we must pay closer attention to the role played by both music and text.


The Odrysian Kingdom of Thrace by Zosia H. Archibald,Zofia Archibald

The Odrysian Kingdom of Thrace
  • Title : The Odrysian Kingdom of Thrace
  • Author : Zosia H. Archibald,Zofia Archibald
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 370
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  • Language : English
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Who were the silver-clad horsemen whose rich tombs have been discovered in Bulgaria and North Aegean Greece? This book sets out to show that they belonged to the Odrysians, a tribal dynasty which created a kingdom in the fifth century BC, powerful enough to challenge the Greek states and Macedon. A wealth of archaeological material is made available for the first time in this schoarly presentation.


Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy by Johanna Hanink

Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy
  • Title : Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy
  • Author : Johanna Hanink
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107062020
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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The first account of how Athens invented the notion of 'classical' tragedy during the later fourth century BC.


Visualizing the Tragic by Chris Kraus,Professor of Greek Literature and Culture and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics Simon Goldhill,Simon Goldhill,Helene P. Foley,Jas Elsner,Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow Jas Elsner

Visualizing the Tragic
  • Title : Visualizing the Tragic
  • Author : Chris Kraus,Professor of Greek Literature and Culture and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics Simon Goldhill,Simon Goldhill,Helene P. Foley,Jas Elsner,Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow Jas Elsner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 457
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  • Language : English
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A collection of essays that brings new insight to the question of the continuing, and inexhaustible, fascination of Athenian tragedy of the fifth century BCE. There is particular reference to the visual - the myriad ways in which tragic texts are (re)interpreted, (re)appropriated, and (re)visualized through verbal and artistic description.


Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes by Gwendolyn Compton-Engle

Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes
  • Title : Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes
  • Author : Gwendolyn Compton-Engle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107083796
  • Pages : 210
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  • Language : English
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This book interprets the handling of costume in the plays of the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, using as evidence the surviving plays as well as vase-paintings and terracotta figurines. This book fills a gap in the study of ancient Greek drama, focusing on performance, gender, and the body.


The Italic People of Ancient Apulia by T. H. Carpenter,K. M. Lynch,E. G. D. Robinson

The Italic People of Ancient Apulia
  • Title : The Italic People of Ancient Apulia
  • Author : T. H. Carpenter,K. M. Lynch,E. G. D. Robinson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107041864
  • Pages : 369
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  • Language : English
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This book makes recent scholarship on the Italic people of fourth-century BC Apulia available to English-speaking audiences.


Arctos by N.A

Arctos
  • Title : Arctos
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Euripides and the Gods by Mary R. Lefkowitz

Euripides and the Gods
  • Title : Euripides and the Gods
  • Author : Mary R. Lefkowitz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199752052
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Modern readers find it hard to come to terms with the gods in Euripides' dramas. Readers try to dismiss them as a literary convention. Stage productions leave them out, especially in the cases when they appear ex machina. Instead, they place disproportionate emphasis on the harsh criticisms of the gods uttered by some of the characters in the dramas, and have sought to interpret Euripides ironically, viewing his portrayal of the cruel and capricious gods as a means of drawing attention to the deficiencies of ancient Greek religion. In their view Euripides' dramas seek to question the nature and sometimes even the very existence of traditional Greek gods. In Euripides and the Gods, classicist Mary Lefkowitz sets out to show that the tragedian is not undermining ancient religion, but rather describing with a brutal realism what the gods are like, impressing upon his mortal audience the limitations of human understanding. Writing the first extended treatment of these issues for a general audience, Lefkowitz provides a book that deals with all of Euripides' dramas, and argues for a more tolerant and nuanced understanding of ancient Greek religion. Euripides, like Homer, is making a statement about the nature of the world and human life, terrifying but accurate. She explains how the idea that Euripides was an atheist derives from ancient biographies that drew their evidence from comic poets, and shows why the doubts about the gods expressed by his characters must be understood in their dramatic context. Euripides and the Gods offers a compelling invitation to return to the dramatic masterpieces of Euripides with fresh eyes.


The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy by Michael Fontaine,Adele C. Scafuro

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy
  • Author : Michael Fontaine,Adele C. Scafuro
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199743541
  • Pages : 894
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction to and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy. From its birth in Greece to its end in Rome, from its Hellenistic to its Imperial receptions, no topic is neglected. The 41 essays offer cutting-edge guides through comedy's immense terrain.


The Dark Side of Stand-Up Comedy by Patrice A. Oppliger,Eric Shouse

The Dark Side of Stand-Up Comedy
  • Title : The Dark Side of Stand-Up Comedy
  • Author : Patrice A. Oppliger,Eric Shouse
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030372146
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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This book focuses on the “dark side” of stand-up comedy, initially inspired by speculations surrounding the death of comedian Robin Williams. Contributors, those who study humor as well as those who perform comedy, join together to contemplate the paradoxical relationship between tragedy and comedy and expose over-generalizations about comic performers’ troubled childhoods, addictions, and mental illnesses. The book is divided into two sections. First, scholars from a variety of disciplines explore comedians’ onstage performances, their offstage lives, and the relationship between the two. The second half of the book focuses on amateur and lesser-known professional comedians who reveal the struggles they face as they attempt to hone successful comedy acts and likable comic personae. The goal of this collection is to move beyond the hackneyed stereotype of the sad clown in order to reveal how stand-up comedy can transform both personal and collective tragedies by providing catharsis through humor.


Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy by N.A

Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy
  • Title : Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004284788
  • Pages : 472
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  • Language : English
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Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy is the reader's 'back stage pass' into the hustle and bustle, the sights and sounds of Roman tragedy, stressing the creative collusion of Republican and Imperial drama and with the historical moment they inhabited.


Classical Greek Theatre by Clifford Ashby

Classical Greek Theatre
  • Title : Classical Greek Theatre
  • Author : Clifford Ashby
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  • Pages : 191
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  • Language : English
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Many dogmas regarding Greek theatre were established by researchers who lacked experience in the mounting of theatrical productions. In his wide-ranging and provocative study, Clifford Ashby, a theatre historian trained in the practical processes of play production as well as the methods of historical research, takes advantage of his understanding of technical elements to approach his ancient subject from a new perspective. In doing so he challenges many long-held views. Archaeological and written sources relating to Greek classical theatre are diverse, scattered, and disconnected. Ashby's own (and memorable) fieldwork led him to more than one hundred theatre sites in Greece, southern Italy, Sicily, and Albania and as far into modern Turkey as Hellenic civilization had penetrated. From this extensive research, he draws a number of novel revisionist conclusions on the nature of classical theatre architecture and production. The original orchestra shape, for example, was a rectangle or trapezoid rather than a circle. The altar sat along the edge of the orchestra, not at its middle. The scene house was originally designed for a performance event that did not use an up center door. The crane and ekkyklema were simple devices, while the periaktoi probably did not exist before the Renaissance. Greek theatres were not built with attention to Vitruvius' injunction against a southern orientation and were probably sun-sited on the basis of seasonal touring. The Greeks arrived at the theatre around mid-morning, not in the cold light of dawn. Only the three-actor rule emerges from this eclectic examination somewhat intact, but with the division of roles reconsidered upon the basis of the actors' performance needs. Ashby also proposes methods that can be employed in future studies of Greek theatre. Final chapters examine the three-actor production of Ion, how one should not approach theatre history, and a shining example of how one should. Ashby's lengthy hands-on training and his knowledge of theatre history provide a broad understanding of the ways that theatre has operated through the ages as well as an ability to extrapolate from production techniques of other times and places.


Paracomedy by Craig Jendza

Paracomedy
  • Title : Paracomedy
  • Author : Craig Jendza
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190090936
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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Paracomedy: Appropriations of Comedy in Greek Drama is the first book that examines how ancient Greek tragedy engages with the genre of comedy. While scholars frequently study paratragedy (how Greek comedians satirize tragedy), this book investigates the previously overlooked practice of paracomedy: how Greek tragedians regularly appropriate elements from comedy such as costumes, scenes, language, characters, or plots. Drawing upon a wide variety of complete and fragmentary tragedies and comedies (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Rhinthon), this monograph demonstrates that paracomedy was a prominent feature of Greek tragedy. Blending a variety of interdisciplinary approaches including traditional philology, literary criticism, genre theory, and performance studies, this book offers innovative close readings and incisive interpretations of individual plays. Jendza presents paracomedy as a multivalent authorial strategy: some instances impart a sense of ugliness or discomfort; others provide a sense of light-heartedness or humor. While this work traces the development of paracomedy over several hundred years, it focuses on a handful of Euripidean tragedies at the end of the fifth century BCE. Jendza argues that Euripides was participating in a rivalry with the comedian Aristophanes and often used paracomedy to demonstrate the poetic supremacy of tragedy; indeed, some of Euripides' most complex uses of paracomedy attempt to re-appropriate Aristophanes' mockery of his theatrical techniques. Paracomedy: Appropriations of Comedy in Greek Tragedy theorizes a new, ground-breaking relationship between Greek tragedy and comedy that not only redefines our understanding of the genre of tragedy, but also reveals a dynamic theatrical world filled with mutual cross-generic influence.


Persistence of Folly by Joel B. Lande

Persistence of Folly
  • Title : Persistence of Folly
  • Author : Joel B. Lande
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1501727125
  • Pages : 366
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  • Language : English
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Joel B. Lande’s Persistence of Folly challenges the accepted account of the origins of German theater by focusing on the misunderstood figure of the fool, whose spontaneous and impish jest captivated audiences, critics, and playwrights from the late sixteenth through the early nineteenth century. Lande radically expands the scope of literary historical inquiry, showing that the fool was not a distraction from attempts to establish a serious dramatic tradition in the German language. Instead, the fool was both a fixture on the stage and a nearly ubiquitous theme in an array of literary critical, governmental, moral-philosophical, and medical discourses, figuring centrally in broad-based efforts to assign laughter a proper time, place, and proportion in society. Persistence of Folly reveals the fool as a cornerstone of the dynamic process that culminated in the works of Lessing, Goethe, and Kleist. By reorienting the history of German theater, Lande’s work conclusively shows that the highpoint of German literature around 1800 did not eliminate irreverent jest in the name of serious drama, but instead developed highly refined techniques for integrating the comic tradition of the stage fool.


Bacchai by Colin Teevan

Bacchai
  • Title : Bacchai
  • Author : Colin Teevan
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • ISBN Code : 1849436142
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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Dionysos, the God of wine and theatre has returned to his native land to take revenge on the puritanical Pentheus who refuses to recognise him of his rites. Remorselessly, savagely and with black humour, the God drives Pentheus and all the city to their shocking fate. Limelight after decades of anonymity. This version was specially commissioned by the National Theatre for a production in May 2002, directed by Sir Peter Hall and scored by Sir Harrison Birtwhistle.


When a Gesture was Expected by Alan L. Boegehold,Professor Alan L Boegehold

When a Gesture was Expected
  • Title : When a Gesture was Expected
  • Author : Alan L. Boegehold,Professor Alan L Boegehold
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780691002637
  • Pages : 154
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  • Language : English
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" ... Alan Boegehold urges all readers to supplement the traditional avenues of classical philology with an awareness of the uses of nonverbal communication in Hellenic antiquity. This additional resource helps to explain some persistently confusing syntaxes and to make translations more accurate ...


On Ellis's Specimens of the early English poets. Ellis' and Ritson's Specimens of early English metrical romances. Godwin's life of Chaucer. Todd's edition of Spenser. Herbert's poems Evans's Old ballads. Moliere. Chatterton. Reliques of Burns. Compbell's Gertrude of Wyoming. The battles of Talavera; a poem. Southey's Curse of Kehama. Childe Harold's pilgrimage, canto IV. Amadis of Gaul. Southey's Chronicle of the Cid. Southey's Life of John Bunyan. Godwin's Fleetwood. Cumberland's John De Lancaster. Maturin's Fatal revenge. Maturin's Women; or, Pour et contre. Miss Austen's novels. Remarks on Frankenstein by Walter Scott

On Ellis's Specimens of the early English poets. Ellis' and Ritson's Specimens of early English metrical romances. Godwin's life of Chaucer. Todd's edition of Spenser. Herbert's poems Evans's Old ballads. Moliere. Chatterton. Reliques of Burns. Compbell's Gertrude of Wyoming. The battles of Talavera; a poem. Southey's Curse of Kehama. Childe Harold's pilgrimage, canto IV. Amadis of Gaul. Southey's Chronicle of the Cid. Southey's Life of John Bunyan. Godwin's Fleetwood. Cumberland's John De Lancaster. Maturin's Fatal revenge. Maturin's Women; or, Pour et contre. Miss Austen's novels. Remarks on Frankenstein
  • Title : On Ellis's Specimens of the early English poets. Ellis' and Ritson's Specimens of early English metrical romances. Godwin's life of Chaucer. Todd's edition of Spenser. Herbert's poems Evans's Old ballads. Moliere. Chatterton. Reliques of Burns. Compbell's Gertrude of Wyoming. The battles of Talavera; a poem. Southey's Curse of Kehama. Childe Harold's pilgrimage, canto IV. Amadis of Gaul. Southey's Chronicle of the Cid. Southey's Life of John Bunyan. Godwin's Fleetwood. Cumberland's John De Lancaster. Maturin's Fatal revenge. Maturin's Women; or, Pour et contre. Miss Austen's novels. Remarks on Frankenstein
  • Author : Walter Scott
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Body Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Douglas Cairns

Body Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds
  • Title : Body Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds
  • Author : Douglas Cairns
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • ISBN Code : 1910589640
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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A distinguished cast of scholars discusses models of gesture and non-verbal communication as they apply to Greek and Roman culture, literature and art. Topics include dress and costume in the Homeric poems; the importance of looking, eye-contact, and face-to-face orientation in Greek society; the construction of facial expression in Greek and Roman epic; the significance of gesture and body language in the visual meaning of ancient sculpture; the evidence for gesture and performance style in the texts of ancient drama; the erotic significance of feet and footprints; and the role of gesture in Roman law. The volume seeks to apply a sense of history as well as of theory in interpreting non-verbal communication. It looks both at the cross-cultural and at the culturally specific in its treatment of this important but long-neglected aspect of Classical Studies.


The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
  • Title : The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Chamberlain Brothers
  • ISBN Code : 9781596092211
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers. The fair city of Verona runs with the blood of warring families, while two young lovers dare to rebel against a destiny that declares they should be enemies. One of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet is filled with some of Shakespeare's most exquisite language and rich poetry. This intensely romantic and popular play has inspired countless performances-a favorite from high school gymnasiums to professional stages and silver screens across the world. Beautifully packaged with a DVD of the BBC production, unique features of this Signet Classics edition include an overview of Shakespeare's life, a special introduction to the play, the source from which Shakespeare derived Romeo and Juliet-Arthur Brooke's The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet-dramatic criticism from the past and present, a comprehensive stage and screen history, and up-to-date recommended readings. DVD INCLUDES: The acclaimed BBC production of Romeo and Juliet, one of the most faithful and distinctive versions of Shakespeare's play on film, boasting a star cast with Academy Award-winning John Gielgud as the Chorus and Alan Rickman as Tybalt.


Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama by Dr Michelle M Dowd,Ms Natasha Korda

Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama
  • Title : Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama
  • Author : Dr Michelle M Dowd,Ms Natasha Korda
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1409478378
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama investigates the ways in which work became a subject of inquiry on the early modern stage and the processes by which the drama began to forge new connections between labor and subjectivity in the period. The essays assembled here address fascinating and hitherto unexplored questions raised by the subject of labor as it was taken up in the drama of the period: How were laboring bodies and the goods they produced, marketed and consumed represented onstage through speech, action, gesture, costumes and properties? How did plays participate in shaping the identities that situated laboring subjects within the social hierarchy? In what ways did the drama engage with contemporary discourses (social, political, economic, religious, etc.) that defined the cultural meanings of work? How did players and playwrights define their own status with respect to the shifting boundaries between high status/low status, legitimate/illegitimate, profitable/unprofitable, skilled/unskilled, formal/informal, male/female, free/bound, paid/unpaid forms of work? Merchants, usurers, clothworkers, cooks, confectioners, shopkeepers, shoemakers, sheepshearers, shipbuilders, sailors, perfumers, players, magicians, servants and slaves are among the many workers examined in this collection. Offering compelling new readings of both canonical and lesser-known plays in a broad range of genres (including history plays, comedies, tragedies, tragi-comedies, travel plays and civic pageants), this collection considers how early modern drama actively participated in a burgeoning, proto-capitalist economy by staging England's newly diverse workforce and exploring the subject of work itself.


Mothers and meaning on the early modern English stage by Felicity Dunworth

Mothers and meaning on the early modern English stage
  • Title : Mothers and meaning on the early modern English stage
  • Author : Felicity Dunworth
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1847796931
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Mothers and meaning on the early modern English stage is a study of the dramatised mother figure in English drama from the mid-sixteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. It explores a range of genres: moralities, histories, romantic comedies, city comedies, domestic tragedies, high tragedies, romances and melodrama and includes close readings of plays by such diverse dramatists as Udall, Bale, Phillip, Legge, Kyd, Marlowe, Peele, Shakespeare, Middleton, Dekker and Webster. The study is enriched by reference to religious, political and literary discourses of the period, from Reformation and counter-Reformation polemic to midwifery manuals and Mother’s Legacies, the political rhetoric of Mary I, Elizabeth I and James VI, reported gallows confessions of mother convicts and Puritan conduct books. It thus offers scholars of literature, drama, art and history a unique opportunity to consider the literary, visual and rhetorical representation of motherhood in the context of a discussion of familiar and less familiar dramatic texts.


The Select London Stage; Coll. of the Most Reputed Tragedies, Comedies (etc.) by N.A

The Select London Stage; Coll. of the Most Reputed Tragedies, Comedies (etc.)
  • Title : The Select London Stage; Coll. of the Most Reputed Tragedies, Comedies (etc.)
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Herakles by Emma Stafford

Herakles
  • Title : Herakles
  • Author : Emma Stafford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136519262
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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There is more material available on Herakles than any other Greek god or hero. His story has many more episodes than those of other heroes, concerning his life and death as well as his battles with myriad monsters and other opponents. In literature, he appears in our earliest Greek epic and lyric poetry, is reinvented for the tragic and comic stage, and later finds his way into such unlikely areas as philosophical writing and love poetry. In art, his exploits are amongst the earliest identifiable mythological scenes, and his easily-recognisable figure with lionskin and club was a familiar sight throughout antiquity in sculpture, vase-painting and other media. He was held up as an ancestor and role-model for both Greek and Roman rulers, and widely worshipped as a god, his unusual status as a hero-god being reinforced by the story of his apotheosis. Often referred to by his Roman name Hercules, he has continued to fascinate writers and artists right up to the present day. In Herakles, Emma Stafford has successfully tackled the ‘Herculean task’ of surveying both the ancient sources and the extensive modern scholarship in order to present a hugely accessible account of this important mythical figure. Covering both Greek and Roman material, the book highlights areas of consensus and dissent, indicating avenues for further study on both details and broader issues. Easy to read, Herakles is perfectly suited to students of classics and related disciplines, and of interest to anyone looking for an insight into ancient Greece’s most popular hero.


The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith by Oliver Goldsmith

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith
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  • Author : Oliver Goldsmith
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica by N.A

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Title : The Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Author : N.A
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The Biography of the British Stage by N.A

The Biography of the British Stage
  • Title : The Biography of the British Stage
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 295
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Tragedy Plus Time by Adam Cayton-Holland

Tragedy Plus Time
  • Title : Tragedy Plus Time
  • Author : Adam Cayton-Holland
  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781501170171
  • Pages : 256
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From the cocreator, writer, and star of the TruTV sitcom Those Who Can’t, and one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” this is Adam Cayton-Holland’s “heartbreaking work of genius” (Booklist) about the comedian’s relationship with his younger sister, who took her own life. Meet the Magnificent Cayton-Hollands, a trio of brilliant and precocious teenagers from Denver, destined to change the world. Anna, Adam, and Lydia were taught by their father, a civil rights lawyer, and mother, an investigative journalist, to recognize injustice and have their hearts wide open to the universe. They grew up raised on the belief that to live meant to absorb everything that came their way—the good, the bad, and the heartbreaking. Adam chose to meet life’s tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister chose law. However, their youngest sister, Lydia, wrestled with depression and ultimately took her own life—a devastating tragedy that struck the Cayton-Holland family at the same moment Adam’s comedy career was finally getting off the ground. This revelatory and “darkly poignant” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir is Adam’s story of how he learned to move forward in the wake of unimaginable tragedy. Both a moving tribute to a lost sibling and an “inspiring, tragic, and at times heartrendingly funny” (People) guide to navigating loss, Tragedy Plus Time is “essential reading for anyone who has ever lost someone, anyone who has ever grieved someone, or anyone who has ever loved someone” (Kumail Nanjiani, Academy Award-nominated writer and star of The Big Sick).


CYCLOPEDIA OF LITERATURE AND THE FINE ARTS by N.A

CYCLOPEDIA OF LITERATURE AND THE FINE ARTS
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Ancient Greece by Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren

Ancient Greece
  • Title : Ancient Greece
  • Author : Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren
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  • Pages : 518
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Costume on the Stage, 1600-1940 by Diana De Marly

Costume on the Stage, 1600-1940
  • Title : Costume on the Stage, 1600-1940
  • Author : Diana De Marly
  • Publisher : London : B.T. Batsford
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  • Pages : 167
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The Encyclopædia Britannica by N.A

The Encyclopædia Britannica
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica by Thomas Spencer Baynes

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
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  • Author : Thomas Spencer Baynes
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The Encyclopedia Britannica by Thomas Spencer Baynes

The Encyclopedia Britannica
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  • Author : Thomas Spencer Baynes
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¬The Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature by N.A

¬The Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature
  • Title : ¬The Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature
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