Tragedy on the Comic Stage

af

Du sparer 28% fra forlagets pris Du sparer 28% fra forlagets pris
Tragedy on the Comic Stage
  • Forlagets pris kr. 689,95
  • Leveringstid 5-7 hverdage
  • Forventet levering 08-05-2018
  1. Beskrivelse

    Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies. Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in... Læs mere

    Udgivelsesdato:
    09-02-2017
    Leveringstid:
    5-7 hverdage
    Rating:
    (0)
  2. Yderligere info
    Udgivelsesdato:
    09-02-2017
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    ISBN13:
    9780190492076
    Sidetal:
    288
    Vægt:
    532
    Højde:
    27
    Bredde:
    162
    Længde:
    241
    Mærkat:
    Bog, hardback
    Format:
    Hardback
    • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

      Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies: Euripides appears repeatedly as a character in these plays, jokes about tragedy and tragic poets abound, and parodies of tragedy frequently underlie whole scenes and even the plots of these plays. Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries. Farmer organizes these fragments under two rubrics. First, he discusses fragments that show characters discussing tragedy, use tragic poets as characters, or make reference to the dramatic festivals; these fragments, Farmer argues, develop a <"culture of tragedy>" within Greek comedy, a consistent set of tropes and devices that depict tragedy as part of the world inhabited by the characters of these plays. Second, he assembles fragments that show tragic parody, imitations of tragedy that render tragic language humorous or ironic by juxtaposing it with the base characters and quotidian circumstances that make up Greek comedy.Tragedy on the Comic Stage then illustrates these features of fragmentary paratragedy within three intact Aristophanic comedies: Wasps, Women at the Thesmophoria, and Wealth. These new readings of Aristophanes' plays show the value of reading Aristophanes in conjunction with the comic fragments, and insist on the subtlety and complexity of Aristophanic paratragedy.

  3. Anmeldelser
    Log ind for at skrive en anmeldelse.