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Table Of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Tragedy in Its Athenian Context
What Was Tragedy?
Definitions of Tragedy
What Did It Do?
Where Did It Come From?
How Were the Plays Performed?
Tragedy and the Polis
Democracy
Empire and Hegemony
Performance Setting
Rhetoric
Referentiality
Ideology
Nothing to Do with the City?
Tragedy and Greek Religion
Dionysos
Sacred Time and Space
Ritual Practices
Ritual Practice in Tragedy
Greek Gods and Mortals
Tragedy and Myth
Euripides’ Bacchai
War and Empire
Aeschylus’ Persians
Aeschylus’ Oresteia
Euripides’ Iphigeneia at Aulis
Family Romance and Revenge in the House of Atreus
Euripides’ Elektra
Sophocles’ Elektra
Victims and Victimizers
Euripides’ Trojan Women
Euripides’ Hekabe
Euripides’ Medea
The King and I
Sophocles’ Antigone
Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos
References
Index
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Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy

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Greek Tragedy sets ancient tragedy into its originaltheatrical, political and ritual context and applies moderncritical approaches to understanding why tragedy continues tointerest modern audiences.

An engaging introduction to Greek tragedy, its history, and itsreception in the contemporary world with suggested readings forfurther study
Examines tragedy’s relationship to democracy, religion,and myth
Explores contemporary approaches to scholarship, includingstructuralist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theory
Provides a thorough examination of contemporary performancepractices
Includes detailed readings of selected plays
Greek Tragedy sets ancient tragedy into its originaltheatrical, political and ritual context and applies moderncritical approaches to understanding why tragedy continues tointerest modern audiences.

An engaging introduction to Greek tragedy, its history, and itsreception in the contemporary world with suggested readings forfurther study
Examines tragedy’s relationship to democracy, religion,and myth
Explores contemporary approaches to scholarship, includingstructuralist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theory
Provides a thorough examination of contemporary performancepractices
Includes detailed readings of selected plays

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