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Aristophanes in performance, 421 BC-AD 2007 : Peace, Birds and Frogs /
edited by Edith Hall and Amanda Wrigley.
London : Legenda, 2007.
xix, 390 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
1904350615 (hbk.), 9781904350613 (hbk.)
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London : Legenda, 2007.
1904350615 (hbk.)
9781904350613 (hbk.)
general note
"This volume ... originated at an international conference held at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at the University of Oxford in 2004"--P. [4] of cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-375) and index.
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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...'
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The wit, intellectual bravura, political clout and sheer imaginative power of Aristophanes' quest dramas have profoundly influenced humorous literature and satire. This work is a study of their seminal contribution to the evolution of comic performance. It traces the international performance history of Aristophanic comedy.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of Illustrationsp. x
List of Contributorsp. xvi
Introduction: Aristophanic Laughter across the Centuriesp. 1
Precedentsp. 31
The Ups and Downs of Aristophanic Travelp. 32
Aristophanes in Early Modern Englandp. 52
The English-Speaking Aristophanes, 1650-1914p. 66
Excursus: Publication as Performancep. 93
Publication as Intervention: Aristophanes in 1659p. 94
Revolutionary Aristophanes?p. 106
Aristophanes' Wealth and Dalpatram's Lakshmip. 117
Revival to Repertoirep. 135
Aristophanes Revitalized! Music and Spectacle on the Academic Stagep. 136
From Scandal to Success Story: Aristophanes' Birds as Staged by Karolos Kounp. 155
The Use of Masks in Koun's Stage Interpretations of Birds, Frogs, and Peacep. 179
'Aristophanes is Back!' Peter Hacks's Adaptation of Peacep. 194
Sondheim Floats Frogsp. 209
Close Encountersp. 231
Freeing Aristophanes in South Africa: From High Culture to Contemporary Satirep. 232
Aristophanes' Peace on the Twentieth-Century French Stage: From Political Statement to Artistic Failurep. 247
Poetry and Politics, Advice and Abuse: The Aristophanic Chorus on the Italian Stagep. 255
A Poet without 'Gravity': Aristophanes on the Italian Stagep. 267
A Version of The Birds in Two Productionsp. 276
Translating/Transposing Aristophanesp. 287
Aristophanes in Translation before 1920p. 309
Bibliographyp. 343
Indexp. 377
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