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The Resource Euripides and the Politics of Form, Victoria Wohl

Euripides and the Politics of Form, Victoria Wohl

Label
Euripides and the Politics of Form
Title
Euripides and the Politics of Form
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Wohl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be mutually exclusive, but this book shows that they can only be properly answered together. Providing a new approach to the aesthetics and politics of Greek tragedy, this book argues that the poetic form of Euripides' drama constitutes a mode of political thought. Through readings of select plays, the book explores the politics of Euripides' radical aesthetics, showing how formal innovation generates political passions with real-world consequences. Euripides' plays have long perplexed readers. With their disjointed plots, comic touches, and frequent happy endings, they seem to stretch the boundaries of tragedy. But the plays' formal traits--from their exorbitantly beautiful lyrics to their arousal and resolution of suspense--shape the audience's political sensibilities and ideological attachments. Engendering civic passions, the plays enact as well as express political ideas
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wohl, Victoria
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • offprints
  • bibliography
Series statement
Martin classical lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Euripides
  • Euripides
  • DRAMA
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Athen
Label
Euripides and the Politics of Form, Victoria Wohl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-191) 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
The politics of form -- Dramatic means and ideological ends -- Beautiful tears -- Recognition and realism -- The politics of political allegory -- Broken plays for a broken world -- Conclusion: content of the form
Control code
ocn909857273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866403
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 785429
  • 22573/ctt1dr3fvg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909857273
Label
Euripides and the Politics of Form, Victoria Wohl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-191) 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
The politics of form -- Dramatic means and ideological ends -- Beautiful tears -- Recognition and realism -- The politics of political allegory -- Broken plays for a broken world -- Conclusion: content of the form
Control code
ocn909857273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866403
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 785429
  • 22573/ctt1dr3fvg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909857273

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