Greek Tragedy in Action by Oliver Taplin
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Greek Tragedy in Action
By Oliver Taplin

Greek Tragedy in Action

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Greek Tragedy in Action by Oliver Taplin

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Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances. Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. The details of theatrical techniques and stage directions, used by playwrights to highlight key moments, are drawn out and related to the meaning of each play as a whole. With extensive translated quotations, the essential unity of action and speech in Greek tragedy is demonstrated. Now firmly established as a classic text, Greek Tragedy in Action is even more relevant today, when performances of Greek tragedies and plays inspired by them have had such an extraordinary revival around the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415302517
ISBN-10: 041530251X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 222
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Dictionary of Classical Greek Quotations by Oliver Taplin Dictionary of Classical Greek Quotations, Hardback (June 2016)

A unique & indispensable one-stop reference work to the saws of antiquity,with a foreword by the internationally known and respected Oliver Taplin, FBA

Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies by Oliver Taplin Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies, Paperback (March 2016)

This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics.

Sophocles: Four Tragedies by Oliver Taplin Sophocles: Four Tragedies, Hardback (March 2015)

This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics.

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