A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama offers a series of original essays that represent a comprehensive overview of the global reception of ancient Greek tragedies and comedies from antiquity to the present day.
Represents the first volume to offer a complete overview of the reception of ancient drama from antiquity to the present
Covers the translation, transmission, performance, production, and adaptation of Greek tragedy from the time the plays were first created in ancient Athens through the 21st century
Features overviews of the history of the reception of Greek drama in most countries of the world
Includes chapters covering the reception of Greek drama in modern opera and film
Betine van Zyl Smit is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Nottingham. She has published extensively on the reception of ancient literature in modern literature and on the reception of Greek drama in South Africa.
Foreword x List of Illustrations xi Notes on Contributors xiii Note on Nomenclature and Spelling xviii Introduction 1 Betine van Zyl Smit Part I The Ancient World 11 1 The Reception of Greek Tragedy from 500 to 323 BC 13 Martin Revermann 2 Greek Comedy and its Reception, c. 500 323 BC 29 Alan H. Sommerstein 3 Greek Drama in the Hellenistic World 45 Sarah Miles 4 Greek Comedy at Rome 63 Peter Brown 5 Roman Tragedy 78 Gesine Manuwald Part II Transition 95 6 Ancient Drama in the Medieval World 97 Carol Symes Part III The Renewal of Ancient Drama 131 7 The Reception of Ancient Drama in Renaissance Italy 133 Francesca Schironi 8 Ancient Drama in the French Renaissance and up to Louis XIV 154 Rosie Wyles 9 The Reception of Greek Drama in Early Modern England 173 Claire Kenward Part IV The Modern and Contemporary World 199 10 Greece: A History of Turns, Traditions, and Transformations 201 Gonda Van Steen 11 The History of Ancient Drama in Modern Italy 221 Martina Treu 12 The Reception of Greek Theater in France since 1700 238 Cecile Dudouyt 13 Germany, Austria, and Switzerland 257 Anton Bierl 14 The Reception of Greek Drama in Belgium and the Netherlands 283 Thomas Crombez 15 The Reception of Greek Drama in England from the Seventeenth to the Twenty ]First Century 304 Betine van Zyl Smit 16 Conquering England: Ireland and Greek Tragedy 323 Fiona Macintosh 17 The Reception of Greek Drama in the Czech Republic 337 Eva Stehlikova 18 Antigone, Medea, and Civilization and Barbarism in Spanish American History 348 Anibal A. Biglieri 19 Greek Drama in the Arab World 364 Mohammad Almohanna 20 The Reception of Greek Tragedy in Japan 382 Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. 21 Greek Drama in North America 397 Peter Meineck 22 Greek Drama in Australia 422 Paul Monaghan 23 The Reception of Greek Drama in Africa: A Tradition That Intends to Be Established 446 Barbara Goff 24 Greek Drama in Opera 464 Michael Ewans 25 Filmed Tragedy 486 Kenneth MacKinnon References 506 Index 552