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Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition (Simon Goldhill Edith Hall (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521887854
Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition (Simon Goldhill Edith Hall (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521887854
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Title: Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition

Author: Goldhill, Simon Edith Hall (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2009

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521887854

Volumes: 1; Pages: 352

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Thirteen essays by senior international experts on Greek tragedy take a fresh look at Sophocles? dramas. They reassess their crucial role in the creation of the tragic repertoire, in the idea of the tragic canon in antiquity, and in the making and infinite re-creation of the tragic tradition in the Renaissance and beyond. The introduction looks at the paradigm shifts during the twentieth century in the theory and practice of Greek theatre, in order to gain a perspective on the current state of play in Sophoclean studies. The following three sections explore respectively the way that Sophocles? tragedies provoked and educated their original Athenian democratic audience, the language, structure and lasting impact of his Oedipus plays, and the centrality of his oeuvre in the development of the tragic tradition in Aeschylus, Euripides, ancient philosophical theory, fourth-century tragedy and Shakespeare.ContentsPreface Paul Cartledge1. Sophocles: the state of play Simon Goldhill and Edith HallSection A. Between Audience and Actor2. The audience on stage: rhetoric, emotion, and judgement in Sophoclean theatre Simon Goldhill3. "The players will tell all": the dramatist, the actors and the art of acting in Sophocles Philoctetes Ismene Lada-Richards4. Deianeira deliberates: precipitate decision-taking and Trachiniae Edith HallSection B. Oedipus and the Play of Meaning5. Inconclusive conclusion: the ending(s) of the Oedipus Tyrannus Peter Burian6. The third stasimon of Oedipus at Colonus Chris Carey7. The logic of the unexpected: semantic diversion in Sophocles, Yeats (and Virgil) Michael Silk8. The French Oedipus of the inter-war period Fiona Macintosh; Section C. Constructing Tragic Traditions9. Theoretical views of Athenian tragedy in the 5th century B.C. Kostas Valakas10. Athens and Delphi in Aeschylus' Oresteia Angus Bowie11. Feminized males in Bacchae: the importance of discrimination Richard Buxton12. "Hektor's helmet glinting in a fourth-century tragedy" Oliver Taplin13. Seeing a Roman tragedy through Greek eyes: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Chris Pelling
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