An Introduction to Greek Tragedy (Google eBook)
This book provides an accessible introduction for students and anyone interested in increasing their enjoyment of Greek tragic plays. Whether readers are studying Greek culture, performing a Greek tragedy, or simply interested in reading a Greek play, this book will help them to understand and enjoy this challenging and rewarding genre. An Introduction to Greek Tragedy provides background information; helps readers appreciate, enjoy and engage with the plays themselves; and gives them an idea of the important questions in current scholarship on tragedy. Ruth Scodel seeks to dispel misleading assumptions about tragedy, stressing how open the plays are to different interpretations and reactions. In addition to general background, the book also includes chapters on specific plays, both the most familiar titles and some lesser-known plays – Persians, Helen and Orestes – in order to convey the variety that the tragedies offer readers.
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Review: An Introduction to Greek TragedyUser Review - Amanda Lynn - Goodreads
Ugh, this is one of the driest, most dispassionate texts I've ever had the misfortune of reading. Its so boring I can hardly get through 5 pages before dozing off. Too bad I'm actually trying to learn from it and not just using it as an insomnia cure... Read full review
3 Origins Festival and Competition
4 Historical and Intellectual Background
6 The Oresteia