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The dramaturgy of Senecan tragedy, Thomas D. Kohn

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The dramaturgy of Senecan tragedy
Title
The dramaturgy of Senecan tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Thomas D. Kohn
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Language
eng
Summary
"The 1st-century Roman tragedies of Seneca, like all ancient drama, do not contain the sort of external stage directions that we are accustomed to today; nevertheless, a careful reading of the plays reveals such stage business as entrances, exits, setting, sound effects, emotions of the characters, etc. The Dramaturgy of Senecan Tragedy teases out these dramaturgical elements in Seneca's work and uses them both to aid in the interpretation of the plays and to show the playwright's artistry. Thomas D. Kohn provides a detailed overview of the corpus, laying the groundwork for appreciating Seneca's techniques in the individual dramas. Each of the chapters explores an individual tragedy in detail, discussing the dramatis personae and examining how the roles would be distributed among a limited number of actors, as well as the identity of the Chorus. The Dramaturgy of Senecan Tragedy makes a compelling argument for Seneca as an artist and a dramaturg in the true sense of the word: "a maker of drama." While other scholars have applied this type of performance criticism to individual tragedies or scenes, this is the first comprehensive study of all the plays in 25 years, and the first ever to consider not just stagecraft, but also metatheatrical issues such as the significant distribution of roles among a limited number of actors, as well as emotional states of the characters. Scholars of classics and theater, as well as those looking to stage the plays, will find much of interest in this study"--
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1968-
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Kohn, Thomas D.
Dewey number
872/.01
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PA6685
LC item number
.K64 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
  • Latin drama (Tragedy)
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • HISTORY
  • DRAMA
  • HISTORY
  • Latin drama (Tragedy)
Target audience
specialized
Label
The dramaturgy of Senecan tragedy, Thomas D. Kohn
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Introduction: Dramaturgical Methodology""; ""1. Seneca and His Dramatic Resources""; ""2. Oedipus""; ""3. Agamemnon""; ""4. Phaedra""; ""5. Medea""; ""6. Hercules Furens (Mad Hercules)""; ""7. Troades (Trojan Women)""; ""8. Thyestes""; ""9. Phoenissae (Women of Phoenicia)""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Works Cited""; ""Index""
Control code
830938912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028825
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 457543
  • 22573/ctt1d618dt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830938912
Label
The dramaturgy of Senecan tragedy, Thomas D. Kohn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Introduction: Dramaturgical Methodology""; ""1. Seneca and His Dramatic Resources""; ""2. Oedipus""; ""3. Agamemnon""; ""4. Phaedra""; ""5. Medea""; ""6. Hercules Furens (Mad Hercules)""; ""7. Troades (Trojan Women)""; ""8. Thyestes""; ""9. Phoenissae (Women of Phoenicia)""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Works Cited""; ""Index""
Control code
830938912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028825
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 457543
  • 22573/ctt1d618dt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830938912

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