Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy

Author(s): Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405121606

Online ISBN: 9780470694053

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694053

About this Book

Greek Tragedy sets ancient tragedy into its original theatrical, political and ritual context and applies modern critical approaches to understanding why tragedy continues to interest modern audiences.


  • An engaging introduction to Greek tragedy, its history, and its reception in the contemporary world with suggested readings for further study
  • Examines tragedy's relationship to democracy, religion, and myth
  • Explores contemporary approaches to scholarship, including structuralist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theory
  • Provides a thorough examination of contemporary performance practices
  • Includes detailed readings of selected plays

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