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Gender and Politics in Greek Tragedy

Second Printing

by Michael X. Zelenak (Author)
Textbook IX, 156 Pages

Summary

Theatrical tragedy, like all other major civic institutions of the fifth-century B.C. Athenian democratic patriarchy, was exclusively male. The course of western drama changed when women characters (played by transvestite male performers) were introduced. Gender and Politics in Greek Tragedy explores themes and issues of gender identity and political ideology in plays by Aeschylus (Suppliant Maidens, Oresteia), Sophocles (Antigone, Philoctetes), and Euripides (Alcestis, Medea, Orestes, Helen, Iphigeneia in Aulis, Bakkhai). This is the first book-length treatment of the themes of gender and politics in ancient Greek tragedy.

Details

Pages
IX, 156
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820440606
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 1998, 2005. IX, 156 pp.

Biographical notes

Michael X. Zelenak (Author)

The Author: Michael X. Zelenak received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is currently Associate Professor of Drama at Florida State University’s School of Theatre and Director of the graduate academic programs.

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