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The Gorgon's severed head: studies of Alcestis, Electra and Phoenissae

Label
The Gorgon's severed head: studies of Alcestis, Electra and Phoenissae
Title
The Gorgon's severed head: studies of Alcestis, Electra and Phoenissae
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Gorgon's Severed Head looks at three plays of Euripides, one early, one middle and one late in his career. Innovations in genre, in the use of the traditional stories, in the representation of women and of gender issues are present at every period. In all three plays characters are depicted creating themselves and each other. Chapter One on Alcestis looks at the artistry of the two main characters and is especially concerned with finding a role for Admetus, the play's most serious problem. The second chapter treats the physical displacement of the myth in Euripides' version of the Electra-Orestes story. A last section approaches the layers of time and space in Phoenissae."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luschnig, C. A. E
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA3978
LC item number
.L86 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Mnemosyne: bibliotheca classica batava. Supplementa
Series volume
153
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcestis (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Electra (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Tragedy
  • Euripides
  • Euripides
  • Alcestis
  • Euripides
  • Electra
  • Euripides
Label
The Gorgon's severed head: studies of Alcestis, Electra and Phoenissae
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Alcestis: The Aesthetic Identity of Alcestis and the Craftsmanship of Admetus. 1. Introduction: Considerations of Genre and Gender. 2. Family Values. 3. Prologue and Parodos. 4. First Episode and First Stasimon. 5. The Second Episode and the Second Stasimon. 6. Third and Fourth Episodes. 7. After the Funeral. 8. Who is that masked woman? -- Ch. 2. Electra's Pot and the Displacement of the Onstage and Offstage Settings in Euripides' Electra. 1. The Pot and Alienation. 2. Recognition and the Pot. 3. Exteriors: Bringing the inside out. 4. Inside Out -- Ch. 3. Phoenissae: On Ares' Crowns. 1. Introductory Remarks: Why the Phoenissae? 2. Lurid Light: Prologue. 3. Relatives and Other Strangers: Parodos and First Episode. 4. Violence beyond the Towers. 5. Past and Present Violence in the Dark Heart of Thebes. 6. Full Circle: Ares' Crowns -- Epilogue: "Without Ideals or violence."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9789004103825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Gorgon's severed head: studies of Alcestis, Electra and Phoenissae
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Alcestis: The Aesthetic Identity of Alcestis and the Craftsmanship of Admetus. 1. Introduction: Considerations of Genre and Gender. 2. Family Values. 3. Prologue and Parodos. 4. First Episode and First Stasimon. 5. The Second Episode and the Second Stasimon. 6. Third and Fourth Episodes. 7. After the Funeral. 8. Who is that masked woman? -- Ch. 2. Electra's Pot and the Displacement of the Onstage and Offstage Settings in Euripides' Electra. 1. The Pot and Alienation. 2. Recognition and the Pot. 3. Exteriors: Bringing the inside out. 4. Inside Out -- Ch. 3. Phoenissae: On Ares' Crowns. 1. Introductory Remarks: Why the Phoenissae? 2. Lurid Light: Prologue. 3. Relatives and Other Strangers: Parodos and First Episode. 4. Violence beyond the Towers. 5. Past and Present Violence in the Dark Heart of Thebes. 6. Full Circle: Ares' Crowns -- Epilogue: "Without Ideals or violence."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9789004103825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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