Aristophanes in Performance 421 BC-AD 2007

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August 2007



Flying to Heaven to demand an end to war, building Cloudcuckooland in the sky, descending to Hades to retrieve a dead tragedian - such were the cosmic missions on which Aristophanes, the father of comedy, sent his heroes of the classical Athenian stage.


edited by Edith Hall and Amanda Wrigley - Edith Hall is Professor of Classics and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Co-Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. Amanda Wrigley is Researcher at the Archive for the Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at the University of Oxford.


This book is full of wonders: an eighteenth-century musical comedy based on Euripides Iphigenia in Tauris, a best-selling nineteenth-century translation of Plutus into Gujarati and the news that with just a little tweaking, the frogs chorus from Ranae can be sung to the tune of Cavanaugh and Barris 1928 hit 'Mississippi Mud'. The conference at Oxford in 2004 that led to this publication of papers must have been great fun. The book retains much of the flavor of that original venue.[...]... a valuable collection of essays...' -- Lee T. Pearcy, The Episcopal Academy and Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008
EAN: 9781904350613
ISBN: 1904350615
Untertitel: "Peace", "Birds" and "Frogs". 'Legenda'. Illustrations, ports. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Maney Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2007
Seitenanzahl: 250 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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