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Author Kabatchnik, Amnon, 1929-

Title Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D. : Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (403 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Prometheus Bound; The Danaid Tetralogy (463 B.C.); Oresteia (458 B.C.); Women of Trachis aka The Trachiniae (date unknown; assumed to be c. 450 B.C.); Ajax (c. 444 B.C.); Antigone (c. 442 B.C.); Medea (431 B.C.); Oedipus the King (c. 429 B.C.); Wasps (422 B.C.); Women at the Thesmophoria Festival (411 B.C.); Electra (date unknown; assumed to be c. 409 B.C.); The Bacchae aka The Bacchantes (405 B.C.); Plutus aka Wealth (388 B.C.); The Rope aka Rudens (c. 211 B.C.); The Haunted House (200 B.C.); The Pot of Gold (c. 194 B.C.)
Appendix F. Cue for Passion (1958) by Elmer Rice (United States, 1892-1967)Index; About the Author
Mad Hercules aka Hercules Furens (c. 54 A.D.)Phaedra (c. 60 A.D.); Thyestes (c. 60 A.D.); The Little Clay Cart (Sixth Century A.D.?); The Miracle of Saint Nicholas and the Schoolboys (Twelfth Century); The Miracle of Saint Nicholas and the Image (Twelfth Century); Daniel (c. 1140 A.D.); Abraham and Isaac (c. 1400 A.D.-1425 A.D.); David and Bathsheba (c. 1450 A.D.-1500 A.D.); The Second Shepherds' Play (Mid-Fifteenth Century); The Killing of Abel (Latter Half of the Fifteenth Century); The Mystery of the Redemption aka Ludus Coventriae (1468 A.D.)
Pierre Patelin aka Master Pierre Patelin (c. 1469 A.D.)Orbecche (1541 A.D.); Herod the Great (c. 1554 A.D.-1576 A.D.); Gammer Gurton's Needle (c. 1560 A.D.); Gorboduc (1561 A.D.); The Life of Cambyses, King of Percia (c. 1561 A.D.); The Three Ladies of London (1581 A.D.); Tamburlaine the Great (1587 A.D.); The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (c. 1588 A.D.); The Jew of Malta (c. 1589 A.D.); The Spanish Tragedy (c. 1590 A.D.); Edward the Second (c. 1592 A.D.); Arden of Faversham (1592 A.D.); The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (c. 1593 A.D.); Titus Andronicus (c. 1594 A.D.)
The Life and Death of King John (c. 1596 A.D.)The Downfall of Robert, Earl of Huntington (1598 A.D.) and The Death of Robert, Earl of Huntington (1598 A.D.); The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (c. 1599 A.D.); Antonio and Mellida (1599 A.D.) and Antonio's Revenge (1600 A.D.); Hamlet (c. 1600 A.D.); Appendix A. Lethal Poison; Appendix B. Early Trial Plays; Appendix C. Mourning Become Electra (1931) by Eugene O'Neill (United States, 1888-1953); Appendix D. Faust (Part 1, 1808; Part 2, 1831) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Germany, 1749-1832); Appendix E.A Yorkshire Tragedy (1608) by Anonymous
Summary This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue), performance data (if available), opinions by critics and scholars, and other features. The plays covered in this volume will include the great ancient Greek and Roman tragedies, fifteenth century Passion plays, and dramas by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare
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Subject Detective and mystery plays -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery plays -- Stories, plots, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Stories, plots, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306893216 (ebk)
1442235489 (electronic bk.)
9781306893213 (ebk)
9781442235489 (electronic bk.)