Markantonatos:tragic Narrative Ualg 63

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Walter de Gruyter, 2002 - History - 296 pages

This study of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus demonstrates the applicability of narrative models to drama. It presents a major contribution not only to Sophoclean criticism but to dramatic criticism as a whole.

For the first time, the methods of contemporary narrative theory are thoroughly applied to the text of a single major play. Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus is presented as a uniquely rich text, which deftly uses the figure and history of the blind Oedipus to explore and thematize some of the basic narratological concerns of Greek tragedy: the relation between the narrow here-and-now of visible stage action and the many off-stage worlds that have to be mediated into it through narrative, including the past, the future, other dramatizations of the myth, and the world of the fifth-century audience.

 

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Contents

Tragic Narrative
1
Time Games
7
Narrative Games
13
The External Narratees
19
Narrative Past
29
Shaping the Future
53
Narration and the Battle
77
Narration and Prophecy
100
The Messenger
130
The Lament
147
Sophocles Antigone
161
Viewing Colonus
167
The Eleusinian Colonus
197
Conclusion
221
Bibliography
227
Indexes
291

Narration and Concealment
109
Narration and Death
115

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Andreas Markantonatos, University of Crete.

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