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Brill�s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes (Philip Walsh) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004270688
Brill�s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes (Philip Walsh) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004270688
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Title: Brill�s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes

Author: Walsh, Philip

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004270688

Volumes: 1; Pages: 452

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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes provides a substantive account of the reception of Aristophanes (c. 446-386 BC) from Antiquity to the present. Aristophanes was the renowned master of Old Attic Comedy, a dramatic genre defined by its topical satire, high poetry, frank speech, and obscenity. Since their initial production in classical Athens, his comedies have fascinated, inspired, and repelled critics, readers, translators, and performers. The book includes seventeen chapters that explore the ways in which the plays of Aristophanes have been understood, appropriated, adapted, translated, taught, and staged. Careful attention has been given to critical moments of reception across temporal, linguistic, cultural, and national boundaries.

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Philip Walsh

Notes on Contributors

PART 1 - Aristophanes, Ancient and Modern: Debates, Education, and Juxtapositions

1 Aristophanes in Antiquity: Reputation and Reception

Niall W. Slater

2 Modern Theory and Aristophanes

Charles Platter

3 Aristophanes, Gender, and Sexuality

James Robson

4 Aristophanes, Education, and Performance in Modern Greece

Stavroula Kiritsi

5 Teaching Aristophanes in the American College Classroom

John Given and Ralph M. Rosen

6 The "English Aristophanes": Fielding, Foote, and Debates over Literary Satire

Matthew J. Kinservik

7 Teknomajikality and the Humanimal in Aristophanes? Wasps

Mark Payne

8 Branding Irony: Comedy and Crafting the Public Persona

Donna Zuckerberg

PART 2 - Outreach: Adaptations, Translations, Scholarship, and Performances

9 Aristophanes in Early-Modern Fragments: Le Loyer?s La N�ph�lococugie (1579) and Racine?s Les Plaideurs (1668)

C�cile Dudouyt

10 Aristophanes and the French Translations of Anne Dacier

Rosie Wyles

11 The Verbal and the Visual: Aristophanes? Nineteenth-Century English Translators

Philip Walsh

12 Comedy and Tragedy in Agon(y): The 1902 Comedy Panathenaia of Andreas Nikolaras

Gonda Van Steen

13 J.T. Sheppard and the Cambridge Birds of 1903 and 1924

C.W. Marshall

14 Murray?s Aristophanes

Mike Lippman

15 "Attic Salt into an Undiluted Scots": Aristophanes and the Modernism of Douglas Young

Gregory Baker

16 Classical Reception in Posters of Lysistrata: The Visual Debate Between Traditional and Feminist Imagery

Alexandre G. Mitchell

17 Afterword

David Konstan

General Bibliography

Index Nominum et Rerum
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