The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas

Hardcover | December 5, 2015

EditorKathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the performance of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. The study and interpretation of the classics have never been restricted by geographical or linguistic boundaries but, in the case of the Americas, long colonial histories have often imposed such boundaries arbitrarily. This volume tracks networks across continents and oceans and uncovers the ways inwhich the shared histories and practices in the performance arts in the Americas have routinely defied national boundaries. With contributions from classicists, Latin American specialists, theatre and performance theorists, and historians, the Handbook also includes interviews with key writers, including Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Charles Mee, and Anne Carson, and leading theatre directors such as Peter Sellars, CareyPerloff, Hector Daniel-Levy, and Heron Coelho. This richly illustrated volume seeks to define the complex contours of the reception of Greek drama in the Americas, and to articulate how these different engagements - at local, national, or trans-continental levels, as well as across borders - have been distinct both from each other, and fromthose of Europe and Asia.

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the performance of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. The study and interpretation of the classics have never been restricted by geographical or lingui...

Kathryn Bosher was Assistant Professor of Classics at Northwestern University. Fiona Macintosh is Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, Professor in Classical Reception at the University of Oxford. Justine McConnell is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Oxford. Patrice Rankine is Dean fo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:944 pagesPublished:December 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of IllustrationsList of ContributorsNote on Nomenclature, Spelling, and TextsPart I: Theories and Methods1. Kathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, and Patrice Rankine: Introduction2. Susan Curtis: An Archival Interrogation3. Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson: New Worlds, Old Dreams? Postcolonial Theory and Reception of Greek Drama4. Lee T. Pearcy: Grecian Theater in Philadelphia, 1800-18705. Fiona Macintosh: Thebes in the New World: Revisiting the New York Antigone of 18456. Helene Foley: Julia Ward Howe's Hippolytus7. Kathryn Bosher and Jordana Cox: Professional Tragedy: The Case of Medea in Chicago, 18678. Robert Davis: Barbarian Queens: Race, Violence, and Antiquity on the Nineteenth-Century American Stage9. David Mayer: When Greeks Stand You Up, Invite Romans: The Ancient World on the Nineteenth-Century American StagePart III: Modernisms in the Americas (1900-1930)10. Edith Hall: The Migrant Muse: Greek Drama as Feminist Window on American Identity, 1900-192511. Niall W. Slater: Iphigenia Amongst the Ivies, 191512. Moira Day: Treading the Arduous Road to Eleusis, Nationalism and Feminism in Early Post-World War I Canada: Roy Mitchell's 1920 The Trojan Women13. Artemis Leontis: Greek Theater in Modern Dance: An Alternative Archaeology14. Vassilis Lambropoulos: Eugene O'Neill's Quest for Greek TragedyPart IV: The Living Pasts (1925-1970)15. Susan Manning: Choreographing the Classics, Performing Sexual Dissidence16. Francisco Barrenechea: Greek Drama in Mexico17. Judith P. Hallett: Moving and Dramatic Athenian Citizenship: Edith Hamilton's Americanization of Greek Tragedy18. Lena Hill: A New Stage of Laughter for Zora Neale Hurston and Theodore Brown: Lysistrata and the Negro Units of the Federal Theatre Project19. John Given: Aristophanic Comedy in American Musical Theater, 1925-196920. Konstantinos Nikoloutsos: Cubanizing Greek Drama: Jose Triana's Medea in the Mirror, 1960Part V: Creative Collisions (1948-1968)21. Rosa Andujar: Revolutionizing Greek Tragedy in Cuba: Virgilio Pinera's Electra Garrigo, 194822. Paul Dixon: Alfredo Dias Gomes' O Pagador de promessas and Antigone's Dilemma23. Jose de Paiva dos Santos: The Darkening of Medea: Geographies of Race, (Dis)Placement and Identity in Agostinho Olavo's Alem do Rio (Medea)24. Anibal A. Biglieri: The Frontiers of David Cureses' La frontera25. Isabelle Torrance: Brothers at War: Aeschylus in Cuba 1968 and 2007Part VI: The Search for the Omni-Americas (1970s-2013)26. Thomas E. Jenkins: Metaphor and Modernity: American Themes in Herakles and Dionysus in '69 27. Justine McConnell: Lee Breuer's New American Classicism: The Gospel at Colonus's Integration Statement28. Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz: Afrocentrism or Assimilation: The Case of Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth29. Katie Billotte: The Power of Medea's Sisterhood: America(ns) on the Margins in Cherrie Moraga's The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea30. Patrice Rankine: August Wilson and Greek Drama: Blackface Minstrelsy, 'Spectacle' from Aristotle's Poetics, and Radio Golf31. Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.: 'Aeschylus Got Flow!': Afrosporic Greek Tragedy and Will Power's The Seven32. Moira Fradinger: Visibility Strategies: Multiple Antigones on the Colombian Twenty-First Century Stage33. Dorota Dutsch: Democratic Appropriations: Lysistrata and Political Activism34. Melinda Powers: Reclaiming Euripides in Harlem35. Maria Florencia Nelli: Oedipus Tyrannus in South America36. Mary-Kay Gamel: Greek Drama on the West Coast, 1970-201337. Laura Lodewyck and S. Sara Monoson: Performing for Soldiers: Twenty-First Century Experiments in Greek Theater in the U.S.38. Hallie Rebecca Marshall: Greek Tragedy in Canada: Women's Voices and Minority ViewsPart VII: Practioner Perspectives39. Daniel Banks and Patrice Rankine: Countee Cullen's Medea: Daniel Banks on Adaptation and Change40. Yopie Prins: This Bird That Never Settles: A Virtual Conversation with Anne Carson about Greek Tragedy41. Cesar Gemelli: An Interview with Heron Coelho42. Maria Florencia Nelli: An Interview with Hector Levy-Daniel43. Erin B. Mee: Charles Mee's '(Re)Making' of Greek Drama44. Lynn Kozak: An Interview with Peter Meineck45. Margaret Williamson: An Interview with Carey Perloff46. Rush Rehm: Eclectic Encounters: Staging Greek Tragedy in America, 1973 - 200947. Justine McConnell and Patrice Rankine: The Shock of Recognition: Nicholas Rudall's Translation of Greek Drama for the Chicago Stage at Court Theatre48. Avery Willis Hoffman: In Conversation with Peter Sellars: 'What Does Greek Tragedy Mean to You?'49. Peggy Shannon: Women and War50. Shawn Sides: Dionysus in 69 in 200951. Helen Eastman: Talking Greeks with Derek WalcottAfterword52. Lorna Hardwick: Audiences Across the Pond: Oceans Apart or Shared Experiences?