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Author Riley, Kathleen, 1974-

Title The reception and performance of Euripides' Herakles : reasoning madness / Kathleen Riley
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (viii, 398 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford classical monographs
Oxford classical monographs.
Contents 'No longer himself': the tragic fall of Euripides' Herakles -- 'Let the monster be mine': Seneca and the internalization of imperial furor -- A peculiar compound: Hercules as Renaissance man -- 'Even the earth is not room enough': Herculean selfhood on the Elizabethan stage -- Sophist, sceptic, sentimentalist: the nineteenth-century damnatio of Euripides -- The Browning version: Aristophanes' Apology and 'the perfect piece' -- The psychological hero: Herakles' lost self and the creation of Nervenkunst -- Herakles' apotheosis: the tragedy of Superman -- The Herakles complex: a Senecan diagnosis of the 'Family Annihilator' -- Creating a Herakles for our times: a montage of modern madness
Summary A study of the reception of Euripides' tragedy 'The Madness of Herakles' from late antiquity to the present day. Kathleen Riley examines changing ideas of Heraklean madness and, consequently, of the Heraklean hero
Analysis Humaniora Historie
Notes "This book began life as an Oxford D. Phil. thesis"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-387) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Euripides. Heracles.
Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- In literature
Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- Drama
Heracles (Greek mythological character) fast (OCoLC)fst00955263
Heracles (Euripides) fast (OCoLC)fst01358282
Subject Mental illness in literature.
DRAMA -- Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
Mental illness in literature.
Heracles (Euripides)
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Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191560019