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Author Webster, T. B. L. (Thomas Bertram Lonsdale), 1905-1974.

Title The tragedies of Euripides / T.B.L. Webster
Published London : Methuen, 1967


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Description vi, 316 pages ; 22 cm
Contents I. Introduction -- Purpose -- Material -- Chronology: External criteria -- Metrical evidence -- Number of productions: satyr-plays, apocryphal plays, Rhesus, Andromache, Archelaos -- Dating of productions within metrical groups -- Principles of choosing plays for production together -Changes in the competition -- Arrangement of this book and principles in discussing preserved plays -- Kinds of evidence for lost plays -- Controls: Development of the poet's art, traditional character of Greek tragedy, speed of writing and its consequences -- Euripides and Aeschylus: revivals, Choephoroi and Electra, Septem and Phoenissae -- bad women and suffering women, Prometheus, Danaid triology and Oresteia and their echoes in Euripides -- Euripides and Sophocles: the Electras -- Oedipus Coloneus and Euripides -- Phaidra plays -- Tereus, Trachiniae, and Medea -- Mysians and Kresphontes -- Ajax and Antigone -- 'real' and 'ideal' characters -- Euripides and Timotheos: Timotheos' Persae -- influence on Orestes, on recognition duets, and on late monodies -- Life of Euripides -- Euripides and Anaxagoras, Prodikos, Protagoras, Sokrates -- political allusions -- II. The early plays -- 1. Peliades and Likymnions -- 2. Euripides' production in 438 B. C.: Cretan women, Alkmaion in Psophis, Telephos, Alcestis. 3. Euripides' productions in 431 B.C.: Medea, Philoktetes, Diktys, 4. The Phaidra plays. 5. Other plays about bad women: Aigeus, Stheneboia, Phoinix, Peleus. 6. Other plays about unhappy women: Cretans, Alkmene, Alope, Danae, Skyrioi, Protesilaos, Ino. 7. Other plays: Heraclidae, Theseus, Bellerophon, Chrysippos, Oineus, Thyestes, Oinomaos -- III. The second group -- 1. Andromache, Hecuba, Supplices, Erechtheus. 2. Phrixos A and Phrixos B. 3. Kresphontes and Electra. 4. Melanippe Sophe and Desmotis. 5. Other plays: Aiolos, Ixion, Kadmos, Polyidos. -- IV. The third group -- 1. The Trojan trilogy, 415 B.C. 2. Antigone, Iphigenia in Tauris, Hercules Furens. 3. Andromeda, Helen, Ion, 412 B. C. 4. Antiope, Hypsipyle, Phoenissae. 5. Phaethon, Meleager, Pleisthenes. -- V. Euripides' last plays -- 1. Auge, Oidipous, Orestes -- 2. Temenos, Temenidai, Archelaos -- 3. The posthumous plays: Iphigenia in Aulis, Alkmaion in Corinth, Bacchae -- VI: Conclusion
Notes Bibliographical footnotes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English
Subject 880-01 Euripides -- Criticism and interpretation.
880-01 Ευριπίδης, -- Criticism and interpretation.
Euripides -- Criticism and interpretation.
Euripides. Trojan women.
SUBJECT Euripides, -406 B.C
Euripides, -406 B. C
Subject Greek drama (Tragedy)
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Mythology, Greek, in literature.
Genre/Form Tragedies (Drama)
LC no. 67031961