Tag Archives: TRAGEDY

THE EARLY ROMAN THEATER-LITERATURE – A DIFFERENT HELLENIC PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ATTIC ONE (IX)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  31/03/16) Scholarship and Technical Disciplines Scholarship and Grammatical Studies in the Augustan Age The greatest grammarian of the time was Verrius Flaccus, whose works on grammar and scholarship are all lost. His Fasti were used extensively by … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY ,TRAGOODIA TE (II)

(being continued from 8/04/16) Definitions and ResistanceTragedy is a contested genre; according to one famous critic, a ‘dead’ one.4 There arecertainly disputes and confusion over what might meaningfully be called ‘tragedy’.In grasping for a definition, many theorists have attempted to … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (XI)

( CONTINUED FROM  16/12/16) B. Aeschylean Drama The reason for such a rough road to success but also his enduring presence on the Athenian stage centered, no doubt, around his well-documented ingenuity as a poet, playwright and technician of theatre. … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY ,TRAGOODIA TE (II)

(CYNECHEIA APO 8/03/16) Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory Definitions and ResistanceTragedy is a contested genre; according to one famous critic, a ‘dead’ one.4 There arecertainly disputes and confusion over what might meaningfully be called ‘tragedy’.In grasping for a definition, … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (X)

( CONTINUED FROM   4/05/16) C. Producers and Sponsorship Last but not least, the organization and sponsorship of the Dionysia and the Lenaea, the principal dramatic festivals in Athens, evolved drastically over time. While it is hard to keep track of … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY ,TRAGOODIA TE (I)

Christian Theology and Tragedy Christianity can never turn its back either on tragedy or the tragic; not if it wants toface the world squarely. The tragic all too evidently occurs and tragedy meditatesupon it – raising metaphysical and theological issues … Continue reading

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Classical Drama (DRAOO-DROO) and Theatre (THEA EN ROEE) (IX)

( CONTINUED FROM   28/05/15 ) III. Actors and Acting in Ancient Greece Thus, Euripides’ Orestes ends with what has to be one of most breath-taking scenes in all of Greek theatre, employing every resource the Theatre of Dionysus in the … Continue reading

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