Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts

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Silke Knippschild, Marta Garcia Morcillo
A&C Black, Oct 10, 2013 - History - 370 pages

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception. Such universal themes dictated plots and characters of myth and drama, but also served to portray historical figures, events and places from Classical history. Their changing reception and reinterpretation across time has created stereotypes, models of virtue or immoral conduct, that blend the original features from the ancient world with a diverse range of visual and performing arts of the modern era. The volume deconstructs these traditions and shows how arts of different periods interlink to form and transmit these images to modern audiences and viewers. Drawing on contributions from across Europe and the United States, a trademark of the book is the inclusive treatment of all the arts beyond the traditional limits of academic disciplines.

 

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Contents

An Introduction Marta García Morcillo and Silke Knippschild
1
Verdis Nabucco Michael Seymour
9
3 Go East Young Man JewelintheBellybuttonOrientalism in Oliver Stones Alexander Lloyd LlewellynJones
21
4 Modern Dance and the Seduction of Minoan Crete Nicoletta Momigliano
35
The Power of Seduction in Age of Bronze Eric Shanower
57
Female Power andSeduction from Greek Tragedy to Pop Culture Martina Treu
71
7 The Eroticism of Power in Jordi Cocas Ifigènia 2009 Maite Clavo
85
The Grimacing Mask of Power and Seduction in Aristophanes Assemblywomen Andrea Capra and Maddalena Giovannelli
95
Cleopatra Queen and Sex Symbol Francisco Pina Polo
183
Mark Antony in PostClassical Imagination Marta García Morcillo
197
16 Power Beyond Measure Caligula Corruption and Pop Culture Martin Lindner
211
The Reputation of Agrippina the Younger Mary R McHugh
225
The Reception of Theodora in TwentiethCentury Italy Filippo Carla
243
The Jonah Statue in Santa Maria del Popolo Rosario Rovira Guardiola
263
The Ancient World in NineteenthCentury Spanish History Painting Antonio Duplá
279
21 The Lure of the Hermaphrodite in the Poetry and Painting of the English Aesthetes Charlotte Ribeyrol
295

The Power of Music in BirtwistlesThe Minotaur and Amargós Eurídice y los títeres de Caronte Jesús Carruesco and Montserrat Reig
109
A Heraclitean Theme in Eliots The Cocktail Party James H Lesher
121
Helen Penelope and Dido in Franco Rossis Odissea and Eneide Martin M Winkler
133
Exempla virtutis in Vienna under Leopold I 16571705 Pepa Castillo
155
The Image of Spartacus in Riccardo Fredas Spartaco gladiatore della Tracia Óscar Lapeña Marchena
171
Traditions and Trends Silke Knippschild
311
Bibliography
325
Index
351
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Silke Knippschild is senior lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Bristol, UK.
Marta Garcia Morcillo is a lecturer in ancient history at the University of Wales, UK.

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