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A reissue of Greek Tragedy in Action couldn't be more timely: here is a book that championed new trends in the study of Greek drama, offering fresh . Oliver Taplin's viewpoint has proved to be both prophetic and influential.

A reissue of Greek Tragedy in Action couldn't be more timely: here is a book that championed new trends in the study of Greek drama, offering fresh readings of old texts and above all a dynamic sense of theatre. Professor Pat Easterling, University of Cambridge.

Oliver Taplin, FBA (born 2 August 1943) is a retired British academic and . Greek Fire, Cape, London, 1989.

Oliver Taplin, FBA (born 2 August 1943) is a retired British academic and classicist. He holds a DPhil from Oxford University. In 2008 Taplin took part in the programme "Greek and Latin Voices" for the BBC where he gave a talk on Homer and translated the Homeric texts for the programme. Taplin retired as Tutor in Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford in 2008.

Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances. Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King With extensive translated quotations, the essential unity of action and speech in Greek tragedy is demonstrated. Now firmly established as a classic text, Greek Tragedy in Action is even more relevant today, when performances of Greek tragedies and plays inspired by them have had such an extraordinary revival around the world.

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Although Greek tragedy usually generates greater popularity and interest than comedy, past studies of the depiction on ceramic vases of theater . Oliver Taplin here sets out to examine the previously understudied tragic scenes.

Although Greek tragedy usually generates greater popularity and interest than comedy, past studies of the depiction on ceramic vases of theater scenes have mostly concentrated on comedies. A significant proportion of the vases with depictions of tragedy was first published only in the last twenty-five years. Through detailed scrutiny of some 109 vases and vase fragments with depictions of Greek tragedies, he is able to identify plays and scenes by the great playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Greek Tragedy in Action by Oliver Taplin . This book attempts to reinstate the works of Greek Tragedy as plays rather than just texts to be read.

This book attempts to reinstate the works of Greek Tragedy as plays rather than just texts to be read. Taplin concentrates on three plays each by Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides to do this. Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth. Every used book bought is one saved from landfill. Additional information.

This book attempts to reinstate the works of Greek Tragedy as plays rather than just texts to be read. Taplin concentrates on three plays each by Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides to do this.
Greek Tragedy in Action download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Oliver Taplin
ISBN: 0520037049
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; 1st edition (July 1, 1992)
Pages: 213 pages