A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama by Betine van Zyl Smit

By Betine van Zyl Smit

A instruction manual to the Reception of Greek Drama deals a chain of unique essays that signify a entire assessment of the worldwide reception of historic Greek tragedies and comedies from antiquity to the current day.

  • Represents the 1st quantity to supply an entire evaluate of the reception of historical drama from antiquity to the present
  • Covers the interpretation, transmission, functionality, creation, and variation of Greek tragedy from the time the performs have been first created in old Athens during the twenty first century
  • Features overviews of the heritage of the reception of Greek drama in such a lot nations of the world
  • Includes chapters masking the reception of Greek drama in smooth opera and film

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These strongly favorable and clearly exceptional collective responses, in two rather distinct parts of the Greek cultural continuum, provide ample testimony to the impact Aeschylus had been making on his contemporaries and are strong markers of his incipient iconization and canonization, not just in Athens, but in Greece as a whole. They also bring home three key points about the process of reception itself. First, reception is not only a diachronic process that delineates “after the fact” (in this case, the death of the artist) but also a synchronic cultural dynamic between an artist and his or her contemporaries.

Bosher, Kathryn. 2014. ” In Revermann (2014): 79–94. Clay, Diskin. 2004. Archilochos Heros: The Cult of Poets in the Greek Polis. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Collard, Christopher and Martin Cropp. 2008. Euripides, vol. VII, Fragments: Aegeus‐Meleager. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Csapo, Eric. 2010. Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater. Chichester: Wiley‐Blackwell. Csapo, Eric, Hans‐Ruprecht Goette, Richard Green, and Peter Wilson. 2014. Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BC.

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