A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama (Wiley Blackwell Handbooks to Classical Reception)
By: Betine Van Zyl Smit (editor)Hardback
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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 presentCovers the translation, transmission, performance, production, and adaptation of Greek tragedy from the time the plays were first created in ancient Athens through the 21st centuryFeatures overviews of the history of the reception of Greek drama in most countries of the worldIncludes 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 1Betine van Zyl Smit Part I The Ancient World 11 1 The Reception of Greek Tragedy from 500 to 323 BC 13Martin Revermann 2 Greek Comedy and its Reception, c. 500 323 BC 29Alan H. Sommerstein 3 Greek Drama in the Hellenistic World 45Sarah Miles 4 Greek Comedy at Rome 63Peter Brown 5 Roman Tragedy 78Gesine Manuwald Part II Transition 95 6 Ancient Drama in the Medieval World 97Carol Symes Part III The Renewal of Ancient Drama 131 7 The Reception of Ancient Drama in Renaissance Italy 133Francesca Schironi 8 Ancient Drama in the French Renaissance and up to Louis XIV 154Rosie Wyles 9 The Reception of Greek Drama in Early Modern England 173Claire Kenward Part IV The Modern and Contemporary World 199 10 Greece: A History of Turns, Traditions, and Transformations 201Gonda Van Steen 11 The History of Ancient Drama in Modern Italy 221Martina Treu 12 The Reception of Greek Theater in France since 1700 238Cecile Dudouyt 13 Germany, Austria, and Switzerland 257Anton Bierl 14 The Reception of Greek Drama in Belgium and the Netherlands 283Thomas Crombez 15 The Reception of Greek Drama in England from the Seventeenth to the Twenty ]First Century 304Betine van Zyl Smit 16 Conquering England: Ireland and Greek Tragedy 323Fiona Macintosh 17 The Reception of Greek Drama in the Czech Republic 337Eva Stehlikova 18 Antigone, Medea, and Civilization and Barbarism in Spanish American History 348Anibal A. Biglieri 19 Greek Drama in the Arab World 364Mohammad Almohanna 20 The Reception of Greek Tragedy in Japan 382Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. 21 Greek Drama in North America 397Peter Meineck 22 Greek Drama in Australia 422Paul Monaghan 23 The Reception of Greek Drama in Africa: A Tradition That Intends to Be Established 446Barbara Goff 24 Greek Drama in Opera 464Michael Ewans 25 Filmed Tragedy 486Kenneth MacKinnon References 506 Index 552
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