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Author Van Steen, Gonda Aline Hector, 1964-

Title Venom in verse : Aristophanes in modern Greece / Gonda A.H. Van Steen
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 284 pages) : illustrations
Series Princeton modern Greek studies
Princeton modern Greek studies.
Contents Poisoned gift from antiquity: Aristophanes as Paravase of Koraes' nationalist ideology -- Aristophanes in modern Greek: a demotic, satirical, and theatrical Paravase -- The Lysistrata euphoria of 1900 to 1940: sexual and antifeminist Paravase -- Koun's birds of 1959: Paravase of right-wing politics -- Framing, clowning, and cloning Aristophanes
Summary Aristophanes has enjoyed a conspicuous revival in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Greece. Here, Gonda Van Steen provides the first critical analysis of the role of the classical Athenian playwright in modern Greek culture, explaining how the sociopolitical "venom" of Aristophanes' verses remains relevant and appealing to modern Greek audiences. Deriding or challenging well-known figures and conservative values, Aristophanes' comedies transgress authority and continue to speak to many social groups in Greece who have found in him a witty, pointed, and accessible champion from their "native" t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-273) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Aristophanes -- Appreciation -- Greece.
Aristophanes -- Stage history -- Greece.
Greek drama (Comedy) -- Appreciation -- Greece.
Greek drama (Comedy) -- Presentation, Modern
Theater -- Greece -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99039767
ISBN 1400813719 (electronic bk.)
1400823757 (electronic bk.)
9781400813711 (electronic bk.)
9781400823758 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)