By Eurípides, Carlos García Gual, Luis Alberto De Cuenca y Prado, Alfonso Martínez Díez
En el siglo XIX se destacó l. a. actitud escéptica y racionalista de Eurípides frente a l. a. religión tradicional; en el XX se ha hecho hincapié en su tratamiento de las fuerzas irracionales que puede liberar el corazón humano.
Fenicias es l. a. tragedia más larga de Eurípides y una de las más complejas por su abundancia de personajes y situaciones. Ambientada en Tebas, se centra en los angeles lucha por el poder entre los hermanos Eteocles y Polinices tras l. a. caída de su padre Edipo. Eurípides, con su continuo afán innovador, aborda aquí las conocidas vicisitudes del mito tebano (desde el matrimonio de Edipo y Yocasta hasta el enfrentamiento entre Antígona y Creonte), pero rompe con l. a. tradición y adapta los acontecimientos y los personajes a su conveniencia para ofrecer una obra sorprendente.
En Orestes, el protagonista enloquece tras dar muerte a su madre Clitemnestra, asesina de su esposo Agamenón. Electra tiene cuidado de él mientras ambos están a punto de ser juzgados por los ciudadanos de Argos con el shipment de matricidio. Solicitan en vano l. a. ayuda de Menelao, hermano de Agamenón, y tratarán de obligarle mediante el rapto de su esposa Helena. Sólo los angeles intervención de Apolo logrará introducir un desenlace. Al igual que hiciera en Electra, Eurípides da a sus personajes un tratamiento realista y humano que les aleja de sus orígenes arquetípicos, lo cual debió de asombrar al público ateniense.
En Ifigenia en Áulide aparece Agamenón en el trance de tener que sacrificar a su hija Ifigenia en los angeles población del título para propiciar el éxito de los angeles expedición griega a Troya. Trata de salvarla mediante argucias, a las que se opone su hermano Menelao. Marcada por l. a. violencia, esta tragedia ha sugerido a muchos espectadores una denuncia contra l. a. locura de los angeles guerra, en los angeles que una joven inocente debe morir por una profecía en l. a. que pocos creen.
Bacantes trata l. a. introducción en Grecia del culto a Dionisio, una religión muy distinta de los angeles tradicional olímpica. Dioniso llega a Tebas y enloquece a las mujeres, que celebran sus ritos en el monte Citerón. Desgracias terribles caen sobre los que se oponen a su divinidad. Bacantes, con su acción feroz y los éxtasis de sus odas corales, es el mejor reflejo del espíritu dionisíaco en toda l. a. literatura, y los angeles única tragedia ática conocida que tiene a un dios como protagonista.
2006 Honorable point out for MLA Prize in US Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies
In the summer time of 1995, El Vez, the “Mexican Elvis,“along along with his backup singers and band, the beautiful Elvettes and the Memphis Mariachis, served as grasp of rite for a ground-breaking exhibit, “Diva L.A.: A Salute to L.A.’s Latinas within the Tanda Style.” The performances have been awesome not just for the expertise displayed, yet for his or her mix of linguistic, musical, and cultural traditions.
In Loca Motion, Michelle Habell-Pallán argues that performances like Diva L.A. play an important position in shaping and realizing modern transnational social dynamics. Chicano/a and Latino/a pop culture, together with spoken notice, functionality paintings, comedy, theater, and punk song aesthetics, is principal to constructing cultural kinds and identities that stretch throughout and past the Americas, from Mexico urban to Vancouver to Berlin. Drawing at the lives and paintings of a various staff of artists,Habell-Pallán explores new views that defy either conventional different types of Latino cultural nationalism and the expectancies of U.S. tradition. the result's a cosmopolitan rethinking of identification politics and a useful lens from which to view the advanced dynamics of race, type, gender, and sexuality.
Collective identities develop from a feeling of the previous, and the theatre very forcefully participates within the ongoing representations of and debates in regards to the prior, occasionally by means of contesting them and infrequently by way of reinforcing them. In his exam of the ways that the theatre after global struggle II has provided diverse elements of the French Revolution and the Holocaust, Freddie Rokem indicates us that by means of "performing heritage" actors - as witnesses for the departed witnesses - carry the heritage and the theatrical current jointly. Rokem analyzes the importance of degree representations of the French Revolution and the Holocaust in numerous nationwide contexts: the U.S. and Europe for performances concerning the French Revolution and Israel for performances concerning the Holocaust. by way of mentioning either the good range and the typical positive factors of those performances, he attracts consciousness to the complicated collective efforts and the creativity of playwrights, administrators, designers and actors as they attach their theatrical energies to a particular history. He additionally specializes in the ways that audiences in several cultures were laid low with or even had a power at the ideological debates embedded in those performances. Rokem seems at performs and performances through Yehoshua Sobol, Dudu Ma'ayan and Hanoch Levin in Israel; Peter Brook, Ariane Mnouchkin and Ingmar Bergman in Europe; and Orson Welles, Herbert Blau and Robert Wilson within the usa. Drawing upon those and upon his personal lifestyles in Europe, Israel and the U.S., Rokem makes us conscious of the serious interplay among the mess ups of historical past and the efforts to create doable and significant artistic endeavors.
-- provides an important 20th-century feedback on significant works from The Odyssey via glossy literature -- The serious essays mirror numerous colleges of feedback -- includes serious biographies, notes at the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's lifestyles, and an index
By Anne Ubersfeld
First released in France in 1976, Anne Ubersfeld's three-volume paintings, Lire le theatre, has made a convincing effect at the semiological examine of drama. studying Theatre is a long-awaited translation of the 1st volume.
Clear and systematic in its method, the publication covers all of the simple parts of theatrical textual content and function. Ubersfeld starts off through refuting the view of functionality because the basic 'translation' of a dramatic textual content, and descriptions a way more complicated dynamic. In next chapters she equally starts with a quick critique of simplistic types after which teases out the complexities of motion, personality, area, time, and discussion. a number of particular examples brings substance and readability to her points.
Ubersfeld indicates how such formal research can increase the paintings of theatre practitioners, delivering a fruitful interpreting of the symbolic constructions of degree house and time, and starting up a number of probabilities for studying a play's traces of motion. although firmly grounded in formalist and semiotic stories, the publication indicates a fresh scepticism approximately medical positivism, stressing the elemental ambiguity of any dramatic textual content in addition to the sociohistorical grounding of specific textual content and function styles.
A pioneering paintings, this modern vintage maintains to notify debates in theatre semiotics. Addressed as a lot to actors and administrators as to scholars and students, it is going to be learn extensively in theatre circles during the English-speaking world.
By Grace Ioppolo
In Revising Shakespeare Grace Ioppolo addresses the query of Shakespeare's integrity. via research of variation texts spanning the historical past of the performs, she arrives at an interpretation of Shakespeare as writer and reviser. Ioppolo stars with the actual textual content. As textual stories of King Lear have proven, the textual content of Shakespeare isn't as given. The textual content is almost consistently a revision of one other textual content. Critics can now not overview plots, constitution, and issues, nor can students debate what constitutes (or tips on how to identify) a copy-text that stands because the so much authoritative model of a Shakespeare play, with no reconsidering the results of revision for normal and smooth interpretations.
By Mairsile Leabhair
Casey used to be on the top of her occupation in Texas, the easiest detective in her precinct, while a awful coincidence veered her off track and despatched her spiraling over the sting. She ended up in one other nation with one other, much less harmful activity, or so she proposal. On her first day because the leader of defense at a wide health center in Colorado, a person is murdered within the parking zone. She had unknowingly walked into the unpredictable global of a serial killer, and being the great detective she used to be, she couldn’t flip her again on her education. assisting the police with the research, she discovers a member of her personal employees is the killer’s subsequent objective, in addition to different girls attached to the medical institution. Can she trap the madmen sooner than he kills back? Can she keep the 3 ladies, of which she is reluctantly falling in love with?
Michele is a lively lady in her fifties who has given up on ever discovering the affection of her existence. alongside comes a tender girl in her twenties who demanding situations Michele in methods she by no means imagined attainable, and convinces her to take an opportunity on a may well to December romance. Michele doesn’t count on it to final earlier June. a brand new boss, a serial killer focusing on her, and falling in love with the younger girl sworn to guard her, ship Michele’s hum-drum lifestyles into overdrive. however the nagging query is, what if her new lover is the serial killer?
This is a lesbian romance - secret novel.
By Simon Shepherd
What is implied after we seek advice from the research of appearing arts as 'drama', 'theatre' or 'performance'? every one time period identifies a unique culture of notion and provides diversified percentages to the scholar or practitioner. This booklet examines the background and use of the phrases and investigates the various philosophies, politics, languages and associations with which they're linked. Simon Shepherd and Mick Wallis:
- analyze attitudes to drama, theatre and function at assorted ancient junctures
- trace various political interventions into the field(s)
- explore and contextualise the institutionalisation of drama and theatre as college topics, then the emergence of 'performance' as perform, thought and educational disciplines
- guide readers via significant ways to drama, theatre and function, from theatre background, via theories of formality or play, to the assumption of functionality as paradigm for a postmodern age
- discuss the most important phrases akin to action, alienation, catharsis, personality, empathy, interculturalism, mimesis, presence or representation in a considerable 'keywords' section.
Continually linking their research to wider cultural issues, the authors right here provide the main wide-ranging and authoritative advisor to be had to a colourful, fast-moving box and lively debates approximately its nature, objective and position within the academy.
By Daniel S Burt
Which performs are really nice, and why? This reference profiles a hundred of the best performs drawn from all cultures and sessions of literature. The performs comprise: anticipating Godot; The Cherry Orchard; Cloud 9; A Doll's condominium; loss of life of a salesperson; Hamlet; Oedipus Tyrannos; Fences; and The Peony Pavilion.
By Nancy M. Tischler
The Bible has had a huge impression on global background and tradition, however it is essentially unusual to many scholars. This ebook relates the Bible to a variety of literary works typically learn by means of scholars and therefore is helping scholars comprehend those texts in addition to the cultural and ancient contexts surrounding them. integrated are chapters on 20 topics, corresponding to construction, friends and family, love and marriage, the hero, warfare, and loss of life and the afterlife. each one bankruptcy discusses the biblical value of the subject matter, presents scriptural quotations and citations, and explores the biblical presence of the subject matter in literary works usually learn via scholars. every one bankruptcy cites works for extra analyzing, and the quantity closes with a specific, common bibliography.