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“Aeschylus Got Flow!”: Afrosporic Greek Tragedy and Will Power’s  

Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.

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Oct 2015
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Dec 2015
This essay employs hip-hop theory, specifically the ideas of the sample (incorporating text or music from another source) and the mashup (a free blending of two songs to form a third), to ... More

Aesthetic, Sociological, and Exploitative Attitudes to Landscape in Greco-Roman Literature, Art, and Culture  

Diana Spencer

This article introduces and discusses ancient and contemporary approaches to landscape and proposes model readings for their evaluation. Model readings suggest strategies drawn from ... More

After Antiquity  

Clifford Ando

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
The analysis and periodisation of the events and changes that take us from the Roman Empire at its height to whatever came after it have long occupied a distinguished place in European ... More

An Archival Interrogation  

Susan Curtis

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Oct 2015
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Dec 2015
“Greek Dramas in America: An Archival Interrogation” is a meditation on the timing of interest in Greek dramas in the U.S.A. that is informed by archival theory. The chapter argues that ... More

Aristophanic Comedy in American Musical Theater, 1925–1969  

John Given

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Oct 2015
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Dec 2015
The chapter studies the reception of Aristophanes in American musical theater, with a focus on three productions that represent the span of approaches to Aristophanes and the variety of ... More

Audiences across the Pond: Oceans Apart or Shared Experiences?  

Lorna Hardwick

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Oct 2015
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Dec 2015
This chapter focuses on theater productions that have crossed the Atlantic. It explores questions, sometimes contentious, about how performance is shaped by overt and covert assumptions ... More

August Wilson and Greek Drama: Blackface Minstrelsy, “Spectacle” from Aristotle’s , and  

Patrice Rankine

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Oct 2015
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Dec 2015
In this chapter, Rankine argues for August Wilson’s place in the discussion of Greek drama in the Americas. Although Wilson never staged any of the big three Greek playwrights, Aeschylus, ... More

Barbarian Queens: Race, Violence, and Antiquity on the Nineteenth-Century United States Stage  

Robert Davis

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Oct 2015
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Dec 2015
This chapter looks at the reception of two popular nineteenth-century figures, Medea and Cleopatra, that plot tensions between American Philhellenism and Egyptomania. Surveying their ... More

Biblical Thematics: The Story of Samson in Medieval Literary Discourse  

Greti Dinkova-Bruun

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the biblical story of the Old Testament hero Samson in order to exemplify the various modes of biblical discourse in medieval Latinate culture. Whether in prose or ... More

A Brazilian Echo of Antigone’s “Collision”: Tragedy, Clean and Filthy  

Paul Dixon

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Oct 2015
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Dec 2015
O pagador de promessas (Payment as Pledged, by the Brazilian playwright Alfredo Dias Gomes) involves classical elements of tragedy, in particular the collision of positive ... More

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