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Author Meineck, Peter, 1967-

Title Greek drama : tragedy and comedy / Peter Meineck.

Publication Info. Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2005]


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 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction Audiobook  CD 882 MEINECK    Check Shelf
Description 7 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (104 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.).
Series The Modern scholar
Modern scholar.
Performer Professor Peter Meineck.
Bibliography Course guide includes bibliographic references.
System Details Compact disc.
Contents Lecture 1. Why Athens? -- Lecture 2. The play's the thing: how Greek drama came down to us and a typical day at the Greek theatre -- Lecture 3. The origins of Greek drama -- Lecture 4. The tragic theatre -- Lecture 5. Aeschylus -- Lecture 6. The Oresteia: our only trilogy -- Lecture 7. Agamemnon continued -- Lecture 8. Libation bearers -- Lecture 9. The Furies -- Lecture 10. Sophocles -- Lecture 11. Sophocles' Oedipus Plays -- Lecture 12. Euripides -- Lecture 13. Euripides' The Bacchae and Aristophanes' Clouds -- Lecture 14. Aristophanes 2.
Summary The plays of one ancient city 2500 years ago by just four playwrights have had a profound effect on the development of Western drama, including opera, film, television, comedy, and dance. This course examines the social, historical, and political context of ancient Greek drama and provides a set of analytical tools for developing an appreciation of this important genre.
Note GMD: sound recording.
Subject Greek drama -- History and criticism -- Sound recordings.
Aeschylus -- Criticism and interpretation -- Sound recordings.
Sophocles -- Criticism and interpretation -- Sound recordings.
Euripides -- Criticism and interpretation -- Sound recordings.
Aristophanes -- Criticism and interpretation -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Recorded Books, Inc. Publisher.
ISBN 1419363654 complete course
1419363662 course guide
Standard No. 9781419363658
Music No. UC072 Recorded Books
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