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Greek Tragedy on Screen

Pantelis Michelakis


This book considers a wide range of films which engage openly with narrative and performative aspects of Greek tragedy. It situates these films within the context of on-going debates in film criticism and reception theory in relation to theoretical or critical readings of tragedy in contemporary culture. It is argued that film adaptations of Greek tragedy need to be placed between the promises of cinema for a radical popular culture, and the divergent cultural practices and realities of commercial films, art-house films, silent cinema, and films for television, home video, and DVD. In an age w ... More

Keywords: Greek tragedy, screen, cinema, adaptation, modernity, authenticity, loss of identity, film history, reception, narrative

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239078
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pantelis Michelakis, author
Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Bristol

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