By Kenneth MacKinnon

If Greek tragedy is usually considered as a kind lengthy lifeless and buried, either theatre manufacturers and picture administrators appear sluggish to simply accept its interment. initially released in 1986, this publication displays the renewed curiosity in questions of staging the Greek performs, to offer a accomplished account and important research of the entire very important models of Greek tragedy made on movie. From the 1927 photos of the re-enactment of Aeschylus’ Prometheus in Chains on the Delphi pageant organised through Angelos Sikelianos to Pasolini’s Notes for an African Oresteia, the examine encompasses the model of Oedipus by way of Tyrone Guthrie, Tzavellas’s Antigone (with Irene Papas), Michael Cacoyannis’s sequence which incorporated Electra, The Trojan Women, and Iphigeneia, Pasolini’s Oedipus and Medea (with Maria Callas), Miklos Jancso’s Elektreia, Dassim’s Phaedra and others.


Many attention-grabbing questions are raised through the transference of a hugely stylised shape reminiscent of Greek tragedy to what's usually claimed to be the ‘realistic’ medium of movie. What turns into transparent is that the heroic myths preserve conveniently the ability to maneuver the audiences in very diversified milieux via frequently strikingly various means.


The e-book could be learn as an accessory to viewing of the flicks, but enough synopsis is given to make its arguments available to these well-known basically with the classical texts, or with neither version.

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