Foley, Helene P., 1942-


Reimagining Greek tragedy on the American stage / Helene P. Foley. . - Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, 2012. . - xv, 375 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. . - Sather classical lectures, 70 0080-6684 ; . . - Sather classical lectures, 70. . . - B30.513

Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-361) and index.

Greek tragedy finds an American audience -- Setting the stage -- American theater makes Greek tragedy its own -- Making total theater in America: choreography and music -- Hellenic influences on the development of American modern dance -- American Gesamtkunste Werke -- Musical theater -- Visual choreography in Robert Wilson's Alcestis -- Democratizing Greek tragedy -- Antigone and politics in the nineteenth century: the Boston 1890 Antigone -- Performance groups in the 1960s-1970s: Brecht's Antigone by the living theatre -- The 1980s and beyond: Peter Sellars' Persians, Ajax and the Children of Heracles compared with other versions of Persians and Ajax -- Aeschylus' Prometheus bound in the U.S.: from the threat of apocalypse to communal reconciliation -- Re-envisioning the hero: American Oedipus -- Oedipus as scapegoat -- Plagues -- Theban cycles -- Deconstructing fatality -- Abandonment -- Re-imagining Medea as American other -- Setting the stage: nineteenth century Medea -- Medea as social critic from the mid-1930s-the late 1940s -- Medea as ethnic other from the 1970s-the present -- Medea's divided self: drag and cross dressed performances.

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Grekisk dramatik
Teater--historia
Greek drama--History and criticism.
Theater--United States--History.
Dramatik--Grekland--antiken
Iscensättningar--Förenta staterna
Antiken i teater--Förenta staterna
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