Seneca: Medea /

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Author / Creator:Slaney, Helen, 1981- author.
Imprint:London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
©2019
Description:1 online resource ( vi, 202 pages) : color illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Companions to Greek and Roman tragedy
Companions to Greek and Roman tragedy.
Subject:Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, -- approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. -- Medea.
Medea, -- consort of Aegeus, King of Athens (Mythological character) -- In literature.
Medea, -- consort of Aegeus, King of Athens (Mythological character)
Medea (Seneca, Lucius Annaeus)
DRAMA -- Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
Literature.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12317915
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ISBN:9781474258630
147425862X
9781474258623
1474258638
9781474258616
1474258611
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 11, 2020).
Other form:Print version: Slaney, Helen, 1981- Seneca Medea. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019 9781474258616
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Summary:Composed in early imperial Rome by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Stoic philosopher and tutor to the emperor Nero, the tragedy Medea is dominated by the superhuman energy of its protagonist: diva, killer, enchantress, force of nature. Seneca's treatment of the myth covers an episode identical to that of Euripides' Greek version, enabling instructive comparisons to be drawn. Seneca's Medea has challenged and fascinated theatre-makers across cultures and centuries and should be regarded as integral to the classical heritage of European theatre. This companion volume sketches the essentials of Seneca's play and at the same time situates it within an interpretive tradition. It also uses Medea to illustrate key features of Senecan dramaturgy, the way in which language functions as a mode of theatrical representation and the way in which individuals are embedded in their surrounding conditions, resonating dissonantly with the principles of Roman Stoicism. By interweaving some of the play's subsequent receptions, theatrical and textual, into critical analysis of Medea as dramatic poetry, this companion volume will encourage the student to come to grips immediately with the ancient text's inherent multiplicity. In this way, reception theory informs not only the content of the volume but also, fundamentally, the way in which it is presented.
Physical Description:1 online resource ( vi, 202 pages) : color illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781474258630
147425862X
9781474258623
1474258638
9781474258616
1474258611