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SALE An Introduction to Greek Tragedy

Author(s): Ruth Scodel

ISBN: 9780521705608
Regular price £17.39 GBP
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This book provides an accessible introduction for students and anyone interested in increasing their enjoyment of Greek tragic plays. Whether readers are studying Greek culture, performing a Greek tragedy, or simply interested in reading a Greek play, this book will help them to understand and enjoy this challenging and rewarding genre. An Introduction to Greek Tragedy provides background information, helps readers appreciate, enjoy and engage with the plays themselves, and gives them an idea of the important questions in current scholarship on tragedy. Ruth Scodel seeks to dispel misleading assumptions about tragedy, stressing how open the plays are to different interpretations and reactions. In addition to general background, the book also includes chapters on specific plays, both the most familiar titles and some lesser-known plays - Persians, Helen and Orestes - in order to convey the variety that the tragedies offer readers.

  • Corrects common misperceptions about Greek tragedy, encouraging readers to take a new look at the plays
  • Covers the most famous plays (such as Medea and Antigone) but includes lesser-known works to remind readers how varied the genre was
  • Examines how tragedy was a product of a very different culture yet can still be very moving, exciting and thought-provoking to modern audiences