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eBook The Chorus in Sophocles' Tragedies ePub

by Reginald William Boteler Burton

  • ISBN: 0198143745
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Reginald William Boteler Burton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 17, 1980)
  • Pages: 312
  • ePub book: 1812 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1890 kb
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Pindar's Pythian odes. Chorus (Greek drama), Criticism and interpretation, Drama, Mythology, Greek, in literature, Tragedy. Are you sure you want to remove Reginald William Boteler Burton from your list?

This book examines Sophocles' handling of the chorus in his seven extant tragedies.

This book examines Sophocles' handling of the chorus in his seven extant tragedies. This aspect of his art was chosen two reasons, first because in many of the most important books on Sophoclean drama his treatment of the chorus has not received the attention it deserves, and secondly because this traditional element in Greek Tragedy strikes modern taste as its strangest and least intelligible feature.

Four Tragedies AlcestisFour Tragedies The MedeaFour Tragedies The HeracleidaeFour Tragedies Hippolytus. Sophocles: Three Tragedies-Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra. Translated by H. D. F. Kitto.

1 The ‘organ-voice’ of Aeschylus, contrasted with the ‘chiselled clarity’ of Sophocles (p. 169), is happily a unique aberration. 2 See Waldock, A. J. Sophocles the Dramatist (Cambridge, 1951), ch. 2. 3 ‘Repugnance’ has gone, but ‘reluctance’ remains, in the same author's Sophocles: An Interpretation (Cambridge, 1980), p. 191. Recommend this journal.

Sophocles influenced the development of the drama, most importantly by adding a third actor, thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the . The following books are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated

Sophocles influenced the development of the drama, most importantly by adding a third actor, thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the presentation of the plot. He also developed his characters to a greater extent than earlier playwrights such as Aeschylus. The following books are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated: ANTIGONE (Oxford University Press, 2003). Translated by Reginald Gibbons and Charles Segal. ANTIGONE, OEDIPUS THE KING & ELECTRA (Oxford World's Classics, 1994).

Sophocles also uses the Chorus at the beginning of the play to help tell the audience the given circumstances of. .Most of the time in ancient tragedies choruses do a lot of lamenting of terrible events, but do little to stop them

Sophocles also uses the Chorus at the beginning of the play to help tell the audience the given circumstances of the play. We hear all about the terrible havoc that the plague is wreaking on Thebes. By describing the devastation in such gruesome detail, Sophocles raises the stakes for his protagonist, Oedipus. Most of the time in ancient tragedies choruses do a lot of lamenting of terrible events, but do little to stop them. Amazingly, though, the Chorus in Oedipus the King manages to convince Oedipus not to banish or execute Creon. Just imagine how much worse Oedipus would have felt if he'd killed his on top of his other atrocities.

M. W. Blundell, Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics (Cambridge, 1989); R. B. Burton, The Chorus in Sophocles’ Tragedies (Oxford, 1980); R. G. A. Buxton, ‘Blindness and Limits: Sophokles and the Logic of Myth’, Journal of Hellenic Studies c (1980), 22–37; P. E. Easterling, ‘Character in Sophocles’, Greece & Rome.

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Sophocles You can read The Tragedies of Sophocles: the Oxford Translation by Sophocles in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader.

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Sophocles You can read Tragedies by Sophocles in our library for absolutely free.

His many books include Sophocles' Tragic World, Tragedy and Civilization: An Interpretation of Sophocles, and Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge. Series: Greek Tragedy in New Translations. Library Binding: 196 pages. Start reading Antigone (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.