Tragedy and the tragic : Greek theatre and beyond /

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Other Authors: Silk, M. S.
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Published:Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998, c1996.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Contributors
  • General Introduction
  • Part I. Greek Tragedy: Readings
  • Introductory Note
  • 1. Vision, Blindness, and Mask: the Radicalization of the Emotions in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex
  • 2. What Can You Rely on in Oedipus Rex? Response to Calame
  • 3. Antigone as Moral Agent 1
  • 4. Tragedy and the Fragility of Moral Reasoning: Response to Foley
  • 5. Shifts of Mood and Concepts of Time in Euripides' Ion
  • 6. Realism in the Ion: Response to Lee
  • 7. The Unity of the Oresteia
  • 8. The Tragedy of the Oresteia: Response to Van ERP Taalman Kip
  • 9. Catharsis, Audience, and Closure in Greek Tragedy
  • 10. Weeping, Witnessing, and the Tragic Audience: Response to Segal
  • Part II. Greek Tragedy: Contexts
  • 11. Comedy and the Tragic 1
  • 12. Comedy and Tragedy--Inevitable Distinctions: Response to Taplin
  • 13. Tragedy and Collective Experience
  • 14. Collectivity and Otherness--The Authority of the Tragic Chorus: Response to Gould
  • 15. Everything to Do with Dionysos? Ritualism, the Dionysiac, and the Tragic: Rainer Friedrich
  • 16. Something to Do with Dionysos--Tragedy and the Dionysiac: Response to Friedrich
  • 17. Is There a Polis in Aristotle's Poetics?
  • 18. Tragic Rhetoric: the Use of Tragedy and the Tragic in the Fourth Century
  • 19. Plato's Repudiation of the Tragic
  • Part III. Greek Tragedy and 'Tragedy as a Whole': Perspectives and Definitions
  • 20. Tragic Freedom and Fate in Sophocles' Antigone: Notes on the Role of the 'Ancient Evils' in 'The Tragic' 1
  • 21. Peripeteia and Tragic Dialectic in Euripidean Tragedy
  • 22. Emotion and Meaning in Tragic Performance
  • 23. Tragic Last Words: the Big Speech and the Lament in Ancient Greek and Modern Irish Tragic Drama
  • 24. Dramatic Scapegoating: on the Uses and Abuses of Girard and Shakespearean Criticism
  • 25. Patterns of Tragedy in Sophokles and Shakespeare
  • 26. Tragic Language: the Greek Tragedians and Shakespeare
  • 27. Ironies in Serious Drama
  • 28. Tragic and Homeric Ironies: Response to Rosenmeyer
  • 29. Tragedy, Pure and Simple: George Steiner
  • Notes
  • Bibliography of Abbreviated Works
  • Index I. Tragic Passages
  • Index II. General

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