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Home Browse Books Book details, Electra and the Empty Urn: Metatheater and Role. Electra and the Empty Urn: Metatheater and Role Playing in Sophocles. Ringer analyzes the layers of theatrical self-awareness in all seven Sophoclean tragedies, giving special attention to Electra, the playwright's most metatheatrical work. Ringer also examines instances of literal role playing, exploring the implications of the Greek convention of sharing multiple roles among only three actors. Sophocles has long been praised asone of the,masters of dramatic irony.

Metatheater and Role Playing in Sophocles. Mark Ringer Ajax also presents the theater audience with Sophocles’ first examples of such metatheatrical phenomena as a character becoming a. . The University of North Carolina Press. Chapel Hill and London. This issue of the literal role playing within Sophocles’ theater must be addressed if we are to get any sense of the effect of the plays in performance. Casting configurations reflect the playwright’s technical ingenuity and often reveal rich and essential layers of performative irony. Ajax also presents the theater audience with Sophocles’ first examples of such metatheatrical phenomena as a character becoming an play, and the-role.

Metatheater, or "theater within theater," is a critical approach often used in studies of Shakespearian or modern drama. Ringer also examines instances of literal role playing, exploring the implications of the Greek convention of sharing multiple roles among only three actors

Metatheater, or "theater within theater," is a critical approach often used in studies of Shakespearian or modern drama  . Sophocles has long been praised as one of the masters of dramaticirony.

Ringer, who actually produces plays, has shown us what it might have meant to an ancient audience to hear . This is a good layman study of Sophocles' Electra, and its place in Greek literature-most interesting, as the only story extant addressed by all three of the great Greek dramatists.

Ringer, who actually produces plays, has shown us what it might have meant to an ancient audience to hear Tecmessa speak in the same voice that Odysseus or Athene had a bare sixty lines earlier: she would combine in her very voice the roles of sympathizer and revealer of Ajax. -Barbara Hughes Fowler, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ringer, who actually produces plays, has shown us.Applies the concept of metatheater, or "theater within theater" to the work of Sophocles

Ringer, who actually produces plays, has shown us what it might have meant to an ancient audience to hear Tecmessa speak in the same voice that Odysseus or Athene had a bare sixty lines earlier: she would combine in her very voice the roles of sympathizer and revealer of Ajax. Applies the concept of metatheater, or "theater within theater" to the work of Sophocles.

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Ringer also examines instances of literal role playing, exploring the implications of the Greek convention of sharing multiple roles among only three actors. Sophocles has long been praised as one of the masters of dramatic irony. Awareness of Sophoclean metatheater, Ringer shows, deepens our appreciation of that irony and reveals the playwright's keen awareness of his art. Originally published in 1998

Metatheater, or theater within theater, is a critical approach often used in studies of Shakespearian or modern drama

Metatheater, or theater within theater, is a critical approach often used in studies of Shakespearian or modern drama. Breaking new ground in the study of ancient Greek tragedy, Mark Ringer applies the concept of metatheatricality to the work of Sophocles. His innovative analysis sheds light on Sophocles' technical ingenuity and reveals previously unrecognized facets of fifth-century performative irony. Ringer analyzes the layers of theatrical self-awareness in all sevenSophoclean tragedies, giving special attention to Electra, theplaywright's most metatheatrical work.

Some references: Ringer, M. (1998), Electra and the Empty Urn: Metatheater and Role-Playing in. (1998), Electra and the Empty Urn: Metatheater and Role-Playing in Sophocles, North Carolina. Segal, C. (1982) Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' Bacchae, Princeton, Segal, C. (1986) Interpreting Greek Tragedy, Cornell. Taplin, O. (1986), 'Fifth-Century Comedy and Tragedy: A Synkrisis', in the Journal of Hellenistic Studies, 106, p. 63-174. Thumiger, C. (2009), 'On ancient and modern (meta)theatres: definitions and practices', Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici, 63, 9-58.

Metatheater, or "theater within theater," is a critical approach often used in studies of Shakespearian or modern drama. Breaking new ground in the study of ancient Greek tragedy, Mark Ringer applies the concept of metatheatricality to the work of Sophocles. His innovative analysis sheds light on Sophocles' technical ingenuity and reveals previously unrecognized facets of fifth-century performative irony. Ringer analyzes the layers of theatrical self-awareness in all sevenSophoclean tragedies, giving special attention to Electra, theplaywright's most metatheatrical work. He focuses on plays within plays,characters who appear to be in rivalry with their playwright in "scripting"their dramas, and the various roles that characters assume in their attempts to deceive other characters or even themselves. Ringer also examines instances of literal role playing, exploring the implications of the Greek convention of sharing multiple roles among only three actors.Sophocles has long been praised as one of the masters of dramaticirony. Awareness of Sophoclean metatheater, Ringer shows, deepens our appreciation of that irony and reveals the playwright's keen awareness of his art.Originally published in 1998.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Electra and the Empty Urn: Metatheater and Role Playing in Sophocles download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Mark Ringer
ISBN: 080784697X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; First Edition edition (May 26, 1998)
Pages: 272 pages