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by Helene P. Foley

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Author:
Helene P. Foley
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978-0520272446
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0520272447
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University of California Press; First edition (October 1, 2012)
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This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present.

This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Helene P. Foley shows how plays like Oedipus Rex and Medea have resonated deeply with contemporary concerns and controversies-over war, slavery, race, the status of women, religion, identity, and immigration.

Only Helene Foley could have written this book. It demonstrates unequivocally that the ancient plays have not simply been central to life within the American academy; they have also routinely been at the forefront of innovation and debate within the American theatre. The combination of meticulous classical scholarship with a lifetime of accumulated experience of the US contemporary arts scene has produced a stylish, exciting, and energising read. Fiona McIntosh, Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford.

This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the . Five - Reimagining Medea as American Other 190. Epilogue 229. Appendix A - Professional Productions and New Versions of Sophocles’ and Euripides’ Electras 239.

Helene P. Foley shows how plays like Oedipus Rex and Medea have resonated deeply with This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present.

This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present

This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Foley shows how plays like Oedipus Rex and Medea have resonated deeply with contemporary concerns and controversies - over war, slavery, race, the status of women, religion, identity, and immigration. Foley is an American classical scholar. She specialises in ancient Greek literature (epic poetry, tragedy, and comedy), women and gender in antiquity, and the reception of classical drama.

Stage Communication in Greek Tragedy - MastronardeDonald . Contact and Discontinuity. Some Conventions of Speech and Action on the Greek Tragic Stage. University of California Publications, Classical Studies, 2. Pp. vii + 144. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1980. Volume 32 Issue 1 - David Bain.

Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage. Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake. In the case of each of the major topics discussed in this book we have evidence external to tragedy, especially in prose texts, that these were areas that the culture recognized as not only central but somehow problematic in relation to women.

This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Despite the gap separating the world of classical Greece from our own, Greek tragedy has provided a fertile source for some of the most innovative American theater. Helene P. Foley shows how plays like Oedipus Rex and Medea have resonated deeply with contemporary concerns and controversies―over war, slavery, race, the status of women, religion, identity, and immigration. Although Greek tragedy was often initially embraced for its melodramatic possibilities, by the twentieth century it became a vehicle not only for major developments in the history of American theater and dance, but also for exploring critical tensions in American cultural and political life. Drawing on a wide range of sources―archival, video, interviews, and reviews―Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage provides the most comprehensive treatment of the subject available.