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Fischer-Lichte, Erika

Dionysus Resurrected: Performances of Euripides' The Bacchae in a Globalizing World

Fischer-Lichte, Erika - Dionysus Resurrected: Performances of Euripides' The Bacchae in a Globalizing World, ebook

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Dionysus Resurrected analyzes the global resurgence since the late 1960s of Euripides’ The Bacchae. By analyzing and contextualizing these modern day performances, the author reveals striking parallels between transformational events taking place during the era of the play’s revival and events within the play itself.

  • Puts forward a lively discussion of the parallels between transformational eventsduring the era of the play’s revival and events within the play itself
  • The first comparative study to analyse and contextualize performances of The Bacchae that took place between 1968 and 2009 from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia
  • Argues that presentations of the play not only represent liminal states but also transfer the spectators into such states
  • Contends that the play’s reflection on various stages of globalization render the tragedy a contemporary play
  • Establishes the importance of The Bacchae within Euripides’ work as the only extant tragedy in which the god Dionysus himself appears, not just as a character but as the protagonist

Keywords: Classical Greek Literature, The Bacchae, Euripides, Dionysus, Greek tragedy, Greek theater, Greek theatre, ancient tragedy, 1960&rsquo, s theater, 1960&rsquo, s theatre, Greek tragedy revival, globalization in theater, reception of Greek drama, Greek drama, comparative theater studies, Greek gods in drama, Blackwell-Bristol Lectures on Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition, edited collection

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Blackwell-Bristol Lectures on Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Page amount
264 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118609750
Printed ISBN
9781405175784

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