Greek Theatre Modern Scholarship

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  • Greek Theatre Modern Scholarship
    • The Bacchae
      • Roisman
        • "no parent can watch Agave's recognition and not sympathise"
        • "the most tragic in Greek theatre"
      • Stuttard
        • "Bacchae is one of Euripides' most disturbing plays"
      • Wyles
        • "the house is transformed... from a symbol of royal authority to a symbol of Dionysus' power"
    • Pentheus
      • Scullian
        • "inducing Pentheus to overcome a residual inner resistance"
      • Mossman
        • "weakly vicious character"
      • Carey
        • "a man whose acts and ideals are alien"
        • "shocking and often inexplicable"
      • Mills
        • "aspires to be like a god in human figure"
      • Serbo
        • "does not appear to consider the city at all"
      • Goldhill
        • "[Pentheus and Dionysus] reveal the dark side of each other"
    • Dionysus
      • Goldhill
        • "Dionysus' role as god of subversion was essential to tragedy"
      • Plutarch
        • [theatre was] "nothing to do with Dionysus"
      • Morwood
        • "Dionysus has profoundly disrupted the city's social structure"
      • Winnington-Ingram
        • "Dionysus does not disappear from the action after speaking his prologue"
      • Foley
        • "Euripides presents Dionysus as a director who constructs his own play within a play"
      • Mossman
        • "Duel nature of Dionysus"
        • "Dionysus does not see itself as bound by familaral ties"
      • Knox
        • "transforms the menacing tyrant Pentheus into a crazed victim"
    • Oedipus
      • Garvie
        • "In one sense, Oedipus does not fall at all"
        • "It seems that both fate and Oedipus' own character are responsible for his own fall"
        • "It is not so much his crimes as his discovery of them that leads to his fall"
      • Higgins
        • "The pity and terror caused by Oedipus' tragic fall brings about a cartharsis"
      • Fagles
        • "Oedipus is his own destroyer"
      • Swift
        • "Tragic chorus... not simply immersed in the structure of the play, but also within the outside world"
      • Goldhill
        • "Oedipus is a paradox in himself - he is both saviour and monster"
      • Kitto
        • "at the end, he is the polluted outcast, himself the cause of the city's distress"


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