Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition available in Hardcover
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About the Author
Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek, Cambridge University and a Fellow of King's College. He has published widely on Greek literature and drama, with books including Reading Greek Tragedy (1986), Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy (co-authored with Robin Osborne, 1999), and How to Stage Greek Tragedy Today (2007).
Edith Hall is Research Professor in Classics and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her book Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre 1660–1914 (co-authored with Dr Fiona Macintosh, 2005) was runner-up for the Theatre Society Book Prize and the Criticos Prize 2006, and shortlisted for the Runciman Prize, as was her Theatrical Cast of Athens (2006).
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Foreword Paul Cartledge; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Sophocles: the state of play Simon Goldhill and Edith Hall; Part I. Between Audience and Actor: 2. The audience on stage: rhetoric, emotion, and judgement in Sophoclean theatre Simon Goldhill; 3. 'The players will tell all': the dramatist, the actors and the art of acting in Sophocles' Philoctetes Ismene Lada-Richards; 4. Deianeira deliberates: precipitate decision-making and Trachiniae Edith Hall; Part II. Oedipus and the Play of Meaning: 5. Inconclusive conclusion: the ending(s) of the Oedipus Tyrannus Peter Burian; 6. The third stasimon of Oedipus at Colonus Chris Carey; 7. The logic of the unexpected: semantic diversion in Sophocles, Yeats (and Virgil) Michael Silk; 8. The French Oedipus of the inter-war period Fiona Macintosh; Part III. Constructing Tragic Traditions: 9. Theoretical views of Athenian tragedy in the 5th century BC Kostas Valakas; 10. Athens and Delphi in Aeschylus' Oresteia Angus Bowie; 11. Feminized males in Bacchae: the importance of discrimination Richard Buxton; 12. Hektor's helmet glinting in a fourth-century tragedy Oliver Taplin; 13. Seeing a Roman tragedy through Greek eyes: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Chris Pelling; Bibliography; Index.
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