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Exodus, Ἔξοδος: In search of a contemporary catharsis

Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy : Auteurship and Directorial Visions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Greek tragedy has helped shape our understanding of life, trauma, violence, war, life and death. It is the ‘mother’ of many contemporary theatrical narratives and it still manages to inform, educate, entertain, engage, shock and transform...
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...This Greek tragedy tells the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes and husband of Jocasta. When the discovery is made that he is the son of the same Jocasta and of the previous king Laius (whom he has unwittingly murdered), Oedipus blinds...

Ancient Ideas

Darren Royston

Darren Royston is a Dance and Movement Tutor and Choreographer at RADA, and the Artistic Director and Choreographer for Nonsuch History and Dance. He is council member of many professional organisations including The Laban Guild for Movement and Dance, The European Association of Dance Historians, DANCE UK Choreographers' Forum and the Early Dance Circle (UK) and a member of UNESCO International Council for Dance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dramatic Dance : An Actor’s Approach to Dance as a Dramatic Art

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Within the Time Frame The classical period of Greece and Rome. From Homer to the Decline of the Roman Empire (approximately 800 bc to ad 500). Communities established around city...

Greek drama

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...Costumes for Greek plays are easy to make and can be made on a fairly low budget from butter muslin (cheesecloth), old sheets, towelling (terrycloth) and old curtains. If you can afford them, soft crêpe (particularly wool crêpe) and various...

Blockbusters and popular stories

1616: Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu’s China

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...What do audiences want? This question must have focused the minds of dramatists writing in 1616, just as it continues to haunt playwrights in 2016. Playgoers then as now are a disparate body, and their tastes can be as subjective...

Directing Greek tragedy as a ritual: Mystagogy, religion and ecstasy

Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy : Auteurship and Directorial Visions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The original context of the performances of Greek drama in the fifth century bce in the festival in honour of Dionysus was marked by various rituals that were known and shared by the entire community, and thus carried their own emotional...

The Family Saga

J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical Theatre, Masks and Puppets, Russian Theatre, American Theatre, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Theatre, Directing and Acting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euripides our Contemporary

Methuen Drama, 2009

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...Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigeneia at Aulis Phoenician Women is Euripides’ Oedipus play, seldom read and not often seen, though a production was directed by Katie Mitchell for the Royal Shakespeare Company...

Menander

Kenneth McLeish

Kenneth McLeish studied Classics and Music at Worcester College, Oxford. Once a full-time translator, author and dramatist, he published extensively including The Good Reading Guide, Shakespeare's People, The Theatre of Aristophanes, Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century, Myth, The Listener's Guide to Classical Music and Crucial Classics (both with Valerie McLeish) and The Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought (as general editor). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide To Greek Theatre And Drama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Life Menander, the son of Diopeithes and Hegestrate, came from a wealthy Athenian family. He was born in 342/1 and educated at the Lyceum by Theophrastos, Aristotle’s successor. In 317 the kingdom of Macedon imposed Demetrios of Phaleron...

Theater of War: Ancient Greek drama as a forum for modern military dialogue

Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy : Auteurship and Directorial Visions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction The ancient tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides delve into timeless themes, such as honour, justice, loyalty...

Playmaker and Image-Breaker

J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical Theatre, Masks and Puppets, Russian Theatre, American Theatre, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Theatre, Directing and Acting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euripides our Contemporary

Methuen Drama, 2009

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...In 1913, as the First World War was looming, but still seemed preventable, Gilbert Murray published his Euripides and His Age. Euripides and His Age is still a seminal assessment of the background to the playwright...