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A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama

ISBN: 978-1-118-34775-1
624 pages
May 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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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 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
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Table of Contents

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
Cécile 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 Stehlíková

18 Antigone, Medea, and Civilization and Barbarism in Spanish American History 348
Aníbal 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

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Author Information

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.
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