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Author Segal, Charles, 1936-2002, author.

Title Euripides and the poetics of sorrow : art, gender, and commemoration in Alcestis, Hippolytus, and Hecuba / Charles Segal
Published Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1993


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 317 pages) : illustrations
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents Euripides' Muse of Sorrows and the Artifice of Tragic Pleasure -- Alcestis: Cold Delight: Art, Death, and Transgression of Genre. Female Death and Male Tears. Admetus' Divided House: Spatial Dichotomies and Gender Roles -- Hippolytus: Language, Signs, and Gender. Theater, Ritual, and Commemoration. Confusion and Concealment: Vision, Hope, and Tragic Knowledge -- Hecuba: Golden Armor and Servile Robes: Heroism and Metamorphosis. Violence and the Other: Greek, Female, and Barbarian Law and Universals. The Problem of the Gods -- Conclusion: Euripides' Songs of Sorrow
Summary Where is the pleasure in tragedy? This question, how suffering and sorrow become the stuff of aesthetic delight, is at the center of Charles Segal's new book, which collects and expands his recent explorations of Euripides' art. Alcestis, Hippolytus, and Hecuba, the three early plays interpreted here, are linked by common themes of violence, death, lamentation and mourning, and by their implicit definitions of male and female roles. Segal shows how these plays draw on ancient traditions of poetic and ritual commemoration, particularly epic song, and at the same time refashion these traditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-301) and index
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Subject Euripides -- Criticism and interpretation
Hippolytus (Mythological character) -- In literature
Hecuba, Queen of Troy -- In literature
Alcestis, Queen, consort of Admetus, King of Pherae -- In literature
Euripides. Alcestis.
Euripides. Hippolytus.
Euripides. Hecuba.
Alcestis, Queen, consort of Admetus, King of Pherae
Hecuba, Queen of Troy
Hippolytus (Mythological character)
SUBJECT Alcestis (Euripides) fast
Hecuba (Euripides) fast
Hippolytus (Euripides) fast
Subject Trojan War -- Literature and the war
Sex role in literature.
Grief in literature.
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism
tragedy (general genre)
DRAMA -- Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
DRAMA / Ancient & Classical
Greek drama (Tragedy)
Grief in literature
Sex role in literature
Vrouwenrollen (toneel)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 93015565
ISBN 9780822381792