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Greek Fragments in Postmodern Frames: Rewriting Tragedy 1970-2005

Eleftheria Ioannidou


The book maps out the dialogue between Greek tragedy and major investigations of postmodern theory, focusing on adaptations produced between 1970 and 2005. Despite the large number of stage and script adaptations of the Greek tragic texts in this period, tragedy has been deemed to be incompatible with postmodernism. The long-standing debate over the demise of tragedy in the modern world has recently resurged in the claim that postmodernism precludes tragedy as both an aesthetic form and a way of perceiving the world. However, rewritings of Greek tragedy can be used to uncover a significant rel ... More

Keywords: classical reception, adaptation, translation, rewriting, Greek tragedy, postmodernism/poststructuralism, tragic theory, death of tragedy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199664115
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eleftheria Ioannidou, author
Lecturer in Drama, University of Birmingham