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The Resource Staged narrative : poetics and the messenger in Greek tragedy, James Barrett

Staged narrative : poetics and the messenger in Greek tragedy, James Barrett

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Staged narrative : poetics and the messenger in Greek tragedy
Title
Staged narrative
Title remainder
poetics and the messenger in Greek tragedy
Statement of responsibility
James Barrett
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The messenger who reports important action that has occurred offstage is a familiar inhabitant of Greek tragedy. A messenger informs us about the death of Jocasta and the blinding of Oedipus, the madness of Heracles, the slaughter of Aigisthus, and the death of Hippolytus, among other important events. Despite its prevalence, this conventional figure remains little understood. Combining several critical approaches - narrative theory, genre study, and rhetorical analysis - this lucid and sophisticated study develops a synthetic view of the messenger of Greek tragedy, showing how this role illuminates some of the genre's most persistent concerns, especially those relating to language, knowledge, and the workings of tragic theater itself."
  • "This study, thoroughly informed by literary theory, shows that the messenger speaks with a voice unique on the tragic stage, one that offers important testimony about tragedy as a genre and one that also illuminates fifth-century B.C.E. experimentation with modes of speech. Breaking new ground in the study of Athenian tragedy, Barrett deepens our understanding of many central texts and of a form of theater that highlights the fragility and limits of human knowledge."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrett, James
Dewey number
882/.0109352
Dissertation note
Based on author's thesis.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3136
LC item number
.B36 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Messengers in literature
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Staged narrative : poetics and the messenger in Greek tragedy, James Barrett
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47831427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780520231801
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001005017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Staged narrative : poetics and the messenger in Greek tragedy, James Barrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47831427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780520231801
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001005017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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