Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage - Sather Classical Lectures 70 (Hardback)
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Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage - Sather Classical Lectures 70 (Hardback)

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Hardback 396 Pages / Published: 07/09/2012
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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 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.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520272446
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

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