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Greek drama : from ritual to theater.

Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoPrinceton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2001.
Description1 streaming video (57 min.)
Supplemental Content Access restricted to subscribers
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorAeschylus.
Included WorkAristophanes. Lysistrata.
Included WorkEuripides. Medea.
Included WorkSophocles. Antigone.
Included WorkSophocles. Oedipus Rex.
Included WorkAnderson, Douglas.
Included WorkBarrett, Joe.
Included WorkFagles, Robert.
Included WorkFoley, Helene P., 1942-
Included WorkHenderson, Jeffrey, 1946-
Included WorkIacono, Paul.
Included WorkMeineck, Peter, 1967-
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Series Theatre in video. ^A1066297
Abstract "Why do plays well over two millennia old still speak to audiences today? This program traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Medea, and Lysistrata show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed. Scholarly commentary by Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Princeton University's Robert Fagles, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company emphasizes the vitality of classical drama and the essential role it played in the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks"--website.
General noteOriginally published as a DVD.
Reproduction noteElectronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2009. (Theatre in video). Available via World Wide Web.

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