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Dionysus Resurrected: Performances of Euripides' The Bacchae in a Globalizing World
Dionysus Resurrected analyzes the global resurgence sincethe late 1960s of Euripides’ The Bacchae. By analyzingand contextualizing these modern day performances, the authorreveals striking parallels between transformational events takingplace during the era of the play’s revival and events withinthe play itself.
Puts forward a lively discussion of the parallels betweentransformational eventsduring the era of the play’s revivaland events within the play itself
The first comparative study to analyse and contextualizeperformances of The Bacchae that took place between 1968 and2009 from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Europe andAsia
Argues that presentations of the play not only representliminal states but also transfer the spectators into suchstates
Contends that the play’s reflection on various stages ofglobalization render the tragedy a contemporary play
Establishes the importance of The Bacchae withinEuripides’ work as the only extant tragedy in which the godDionysus himself appears, not just as a character but as theprotagonist