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Agamemnon in Performance 458 BC to AD 2004 (Hardback)
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Agamemnon in Performance 458 BC to AD 2004 (Hardback)

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Hardback 502 Pages / Published: 08/12/2005
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Aeschylus' Agamemnon, the first play in the Oresteia trilogy, is one of the most influential theatrical texts in the global canon. In performance, translation, adaptation, along with sung and danced interpretations, it has been familiar in the Greek world and the Roman empire, and from the Renaissance to the contemporary stage. It has been central to the aesthetic and intellectual avant-garde as well as to radical politics of all complexions and to feminist thinking. Contributors to this interdisciplinary collection of eighteen essays on its performance history include classical scholars, theatre historians, and experts in English and comparative literature. All Greek and Latin has been translated; the book is generously illustrated, and supplemented with the useful research aid of a chronological appendix of performances.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199263516
Number of pages: 502
Weight: 1018 g
Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
It is impossible to do justice to the riches contained in Agamemnon in Performance...This book will be indispensable not only to those who work in reception and performance studies, but also to those interested in literary translation. * Betine van Zyl Smit, Hermathena *
The volume does a remarkable job examining the reception of Agamemnon from antiquity to the present. * Hallie Rebecca Marshall, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
This volume shows how performance history has advanced far beyond the counting of new styles of stage sets, or lists of productions...[it] provides a necessary basis for such advanced historical work to proceed. * Simon Goldhill, Times Literary Supplement *

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