The twelve essays in this distinguished collection consider the importance of ancient Greek tragedy as a creative medium. The three main emphases are on tragedy as an institution in the civic life of ancient Greece; on critical interpretations of the texts; and on changing patterns of reception, adaption, and performance from antiquity to present.
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'As a resource for teachers it is invaluable … Where else can such a wealth be found in one volume on tragedy?' JACT Review
'Classical scholars will find much to think about … and their students will find it invaluable. [The] book contains chapters that will launch a thousand essays. One may only hope that non-classicists will also be encouraged to explore the world of tragedy.' The Times Literary Supplement
'… an innovative and authoritative work which not only is easily the and paedagogically most useful handbook for the study of this most influential of Greek cultural productions; in addition, the contributors all forward the restless debate on tragedy and its heritage as they delineate it'. The Anglo-Hellenic Review
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Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press Okt 1997, 1997. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 228x154x24 mm. Neuware - Looking at ancient Greek tragedy in the context of late-20th-century reading, criticism and performance, seven distinguished scholars examine tragedy as an institution in the civic life of ancient Athens; a range of approaches to the surviving plays; and changing patterns of reception, adaptation, and performance, from antiquity to the present. 31 photos. 410 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780521423519