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Zeppezauer, Dorothea

Bühnenmord und Botenbericht

Zur Darstellung des Schrecklichen in der griechischen Tragödie

[Murder off Stage and Messenger's Speech. Presenting Death and Destruction in Ancient Greek Tragedy]

Series:Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 295

    94,95 € / $133.00 / £86.50*

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    October 2011
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    Aims and Scope

    Murder and manslaughter, eye gouging, suicide, human sacrifice - Greek tragedy is full of horrible acts which disturb and fascinate, but are never directly presented on stage. But how are they presented? Which means and forms did poets use to present the invisible in such a way on stage that it would not lose its harrowing effect? The book analyzes this question by interpreting scenes of horror in the works of the three great Greek tragic poets.

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    Approx. x, 295 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Greek Tragedy; Horror; Poetics; Stage; Presentation
    Scholars, Institutes; Libraries, Theaters

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    "Zeppezauer's book offers many insights into the Oresteia and other plays, and represents a contribution to performance theory that stands even without technical jargon. For this alone I would recommend the book to readers of Greek drama, and also for its methodological honesty, conscientious referencing and the treasure trove of original insights that it is."
    Francesca Spiegel in BMCR 2012.12.17

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