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A commentary on the Rhesus attributed to Euripides, Vayos Liapis

Label
A commentary on the Rhesus attributed to Euripides
Title
A commentary on the Rhesus attributed to Euripides
Statement of responsibility
Vayos Liapis
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"Rhesus, a tragedy traditionally (but wrongly) attributed to Euripides, has been the object of too little scholarly attention over the last decades. While debate has focused largely on the question of the play's authenticity, consequently overlooking the features of the play itself, this important new commentary explores the essential elements such as language, style, character-portrayal, and metre. The play's stagecraft and plot-construction are scrutinized and shown to be generally idiosyncratic and often defective despite occasional flashes of genius in the handling of dramatic time and theatrical space. Through the detailed introduction, translation, and commentary, Liapis shows that Rhesus is largely derivative, as it contains a significant amount of textual material taken from other classical tragedies and genres. The conclusion is that the contested author's familiarity with fifth-century drama bespeaks a professional actor, probably one specializing in re-performances of classical repertoire. Such evidence suggests that Rhesus can therefore be considered as not only a surviving fourth-century tragedy, but also one conceived for performance outside of Athens."-- Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Rhesus
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Greek, critical matter in English
LC call number
PA3973
LC item number
.R5 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Liapēs, Vaios
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Euripides
  • Euripidēs
Label
A commentary on the Rhesus attributed to Euripides, Vayos Liapis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-341) 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
Metrical Conspectus -- Introduction: The Mythical Background ; Dramaturgy and Stagecraft ; Character-Portrayal ; Language and Style; Metre ; The Authenticity Question ; The Text. -- Rhesus Attributed to Euripides
Control code
ocn742512016
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
lxxviii, 364 p.
Isbn
9780199591688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A commentary on the Rhesus attributed to Euripides, Vayos Liapis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-341) 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
Metrical Conspectus -- Introduction: The Mythical Background ; Dramaturgy and Stagecraft ; Character-Portrayal ; Language and Style; Metre ; The Authenticity Question ; The Text. -- Rhesus Attributed to Euripides
Control code
ocn742512016
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
lxxviii, 364 p.
Isbn
9780199591688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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