Tragedy in Transition
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Tragedy in Transition by Sarah Annes Brown
Book DescriptionTragedy in Transition is an innovative and exciting introduction to the theory and practice of tragedy. * Looks at a broad range of topics in the field of tragedy in literature, from ancient to contemporary times * Explores the links between writers from different times and cultures * Focuses on the reception of classical texts in subsequent literatures, and discusses their treatment in a range of media * Surveys the lasting influence of the most resonant narratives in tragedy * Contemplates exciting and unexpected combinations of text and topic among them the relationship between tragedy and childhood, science fiction, and the role of the gods
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405135467
(238mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sarah Annes Brown
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The impact of Ovid's Metamorphoses on our culture can hardly be overestimated. The poem is one of the most exciting and accessible classical texts, our key source for nearly all the famous myths of Greece and Rome.
Metamorphosis of Ovid, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Sarah Annes Brown
Ovid's "Metamorphoses" is one of the cornerstones of Western culture and the principal source for all the most famous myths of Greece and Rome. This text gives an account of the poem's influence on English literature and charts the reception of the poem over six centuries.
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Author Biography - Sarah Annes Brown
Sarah Annes Brown is Chair of the Department of English, Communication, Film, and Media at Anglia Ruskin University. In addition to numerous short pieces on various aspects of classical reception, her publications include The Metamorphosis of Ovid: From Chaucer to Ted Hughes, Ovid: Myth and Metamorphosis, and Nicholas Rowe's translation of Lucan's Pharsalia, which she co-edited with Charles Martindale. She is currently writing a book about transhistoricism. Catherine Silverstone is Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. She has written several articles on Shakespeare and performance. She is currently writing a book entitled Shakespeare and Trauma: Contemporary Performances on Stage and Screen.
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