Re-imagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Re-imagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

eBook - 2012
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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 centu.
Publisher: Berkeley :, University of California Press,, 2012
ISBN: 9780520953659
0520953657
9780520272446
0520272447
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages)

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