Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage (BOK)

Helene P. Foley

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Helene P. Foley
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520283879
Antall sider 396 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 476 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Ancient history: to c 500 CE, Theatre studies