Greek Tragedy Into Film
This volume offers a comprehensive account and critical analysis of all the important versions of Greek tragedy made on film, from the 1927 footage of the reenactment of Aeschylus's Prometheus in Chains at the Delphi Festival to Pasolini's Notes for an African Oresteia. Synopses of the tragedies are provided.
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THE GENERAL PROBLEM THEATRE INTO FILM
FILMS IN THE THEATRICAL MODE
FILMS IN THE REALISTIC MODE
FILMS IN THE FILMIC MODE
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