How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today

How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today

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q[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.q--From publisher description.Script: T. Wertenbaker, The Thebans: Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone (London, 1992); ... The Complete Greek Tragedies (Chicago, 1956) ; E. F. Watling, Theban Plays (Harmondsworth, 1969); S. Heaney, Burial atanbsp;...

Title:How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today
Author:Simon Goldhill
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2007-11-01


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