Greek Tragedy Into Film

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 199 pages
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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE GENERAL PROBLEM THEATRE INTO FILM
4
SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
22
FILMS IN THE THEATRICAL MODE
43
FILMS IN THE REALISTIC MODE
66
FILMS IN THE FILMIC MODE
97
METATRAGEDY
126
CONCLUSION
165
ANCIENT GREEK COMEDY INTO FILM
169
BRIEF SYNOPSES OF ANCIENT PLAYS ON WHICH FILMS HAVE BEEN BASED1
174
CREDITS OF FILMS OF GREEK DRAMA
180
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
195
INDEX
197
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