Posts Tagged 'Theatre'

Reading remote places in Aeschylus’ early tragedies

It is widely accepted nowadays that when reading ancient Greek tragedies, Aristotle’s Poetics should no longer be considered the pre-eminent code of rules for Greek tragedies as was the case for hundreds of years. From the 1950s onwards, scholars such as A.W. Pickard-Cambridge, Oliver Taplin, A. M. Dale, H. D. F. Kitto – to mention only the most effective researchers – released new ways of approaching Greek tragedies,[1] interpreting the whole genre as a kind of megatext that functions like an enormous web of plots, characters and events related to each other by endless denotations and references.

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Reading remote places in Aeschylus’ early tragedies

It is widely accepted nowadays that when reading ancient Greek tragedies, Aristotle’s Poetics should no longer be considered the pre-eminent code of rules for Greek tragedies as was the case for hundreds of years. From the 1950s onwards, scholars such as A.W. Pickard-Cambridge, Oliver Taplin, A. M. Dale, H. D. F. Kitto – to mention only the most effective researchers – released new ways of approaching Greek tragedies,[1] interpreting the whole genre as a kind of megatext that functions like an enormous web of plots, characters and events related to each other by endless denotations and references.

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