Dionysus Since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium

Paperback | August 19, 2005

EditorEdith Hall, Fiona Macintosh, Amanda Wrigley

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Greek tragedy is currently being performed more frequently than at any time since classical antiquity. This book is the first to address the fundamental question, why has there been so much Greek tragedy in the theatres, opera houses, and cinemas of the last three decades? A detailedchronological appendix of production information and lavish illustrations supplement the fourteen essays by an interdisciplinary team of specialists from the worlds of classics, theatre studies, and the professional theatre. They relate the recent appeal of Greek tragedy to social trends, politicaldevelopments, aesthetic and performative developments, and the intellectual currents of the last three decades, especially multiculturalism, post-colonialism, feminism, post-structuralism, revisions of psychoanalytical models, and secularization.

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Greek tragedy is currently being performed more frequently than at any time since classical antiquity. This book is the first to address the fundamental question, why has there been so much Greek tragedy in the theatres, opera houses, and cinemas of the last three decades? A detailedchronological appendix of production information a...

Edith Hall is Leverhulme Professor of Greek Cultural History at the University of Durham and Co-Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford. Fiona Macintosh is Senior Research Fellow at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford. Amanda Wrigley is Researcher at...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.06 inPublished:August 19, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199281319

ISBN - 13:9780199281312

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Table of Contents

1. Edith Hall: Introduction: Why Greek tragedy since the late 1960s?1. Dionysus and the Sex War2. Froma Zeitlin: Dionysus in '693. Helene Foley: Bad women: gender politics in late twentieth-century performance and revision of Greek tragedy4. Kathleen Riley: Heracles as Dr Strangelove and GI Joe: male heroism deconstructed2. Dionysus in Politics5. Oliver Taplin: Sophocles' Philoctetes, Seamus Heaney's, and some other recent half-rhymes6. Edith Hall: Aeschylus, race, class, and war in the 1990s7. Pantelis Michelakis: Greek tragedy in cinema: theatre, politics, history8. Lorna Hardwick: Greek drama and anti-colonialism: decolonising Classics3. Dionysus and the Aesthetics of Performance9. David Wiles: The use of masks in modern performances of Greek tragedy10. Katharine Worth: Greek notes in Samuel Beckett's theatre art11. Peter Brown: Greek Tragedy in late twentieth-century opera4. Dionysus and the Life of the Mind12. Fiona Macintosh: Oedipus in the East End: from Freus to Berkoff13. Erika Fischer-Lichte: Thinking about the origins of theatre in the 1970s14. Timberlake Wertenbaker: The voices we hear15. Amanda Wrigley: Details of productions discussed