Frogs by Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson

By Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson

During this English translation of Aristophanes' renowned comedy the god Dionysus, disenchanted in present Athenian playwrights, seeks to convey the dramatist Euripides again from Hades. comprises invaluable notes and an introductory essay on Aristophanes, the background of the play and its creation, and a bibliography.

Show description

Read Online or Download Frogs PDF

Best theatre books

Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas (Facts on File Library of World Literature)

As public tastes switch, so does the character of renowned drama. within the 5th century BCE, Aristophanes' "Lysistrata" attracted censors for its topics of wifely uprising and intercourse. From the fifteenth to the 18th centuries, performs have been censored essentially for non secular or political purposes. within the nineteenth century, social and sexual purposes for censorship emerged, and smooth moralists have objected to works by way of such playwrights as Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, and Lillian Hellman.

Four Plays By Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon; The Emperor Jones; Anna Christie; The Hairy Ape)

Winner of 4 Pulitzer Prizes and the 1st American dramatist to obtain a Nobel Prize, Eugene O'Neill crammed his performs with wealthy characterization and cutting edge language, taking the outcasts and renegades of society and depicting their Olympian struggles with themselves-and with future.

Contents:

Beyond the Horizon
The Emperor Jones
Anna Christie
The bushy Ape

German Expressionist Theatre: The Actor and the Stage

German Expressionist Theatre considers the powerfully stylized, antirealistic sorts of symbolic performing on the German Expressionist level from 1916 to 1921. It relates this remarkable departure from the dominant ecu appearing culture of realism to the explicit cultural crises that enveloped the German country through the process its involvement in global struggle I.

A Retake Please!: Night Mail to Western Approaches

This memoir is an strange contribution to the background of movie and cinema. At its centre is the tale of the making of the British movie vintage Western methods, the 1st tale documentary in Technicolor, absolutely enacted by means of amateurs. It was once nominated for the simplest movie from any resource Oscar.

Extra info for Frogs

Example text

H. Venom in Verse: Aristophanes in Modern Greece (Princeton 2000) Walcot, P. Greek Drama in its Theatrical and Social Context (Cardiff 1976) Wilson, P. The Athenian Institution of the Khoregia. The Chorus, the City and the Stage (Cambridge 2003) Further Reading about Frogs Allison, R. H. “Amphibian Ambiguities: Aristophanes and his Frogs,” Greece and Rome 30 (1983) 8-20 Edmonds, R. G. Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the “Orphic” Gold Tablets (Cambridge 2004) Konstan, D.

SCENE 1: PROLOGUE (1-208) (Xanthias, Dionysus, Heracles, Corpse, Pallbearers, Charon) CONTEST WITH FROGS (209-268) (Chorus of Frogs, Dionysus) SCENE 2: (269-322) ARRIVAL IN (Charon, Dionysus, Xanthias) 30 THE UNDERWORLD PARODOS OF THE CHORUS (323-459) (Chorus of Initiates, Xanthias, Dionysus) SCENE 3: PLUTO’S PALACE (460-673) (Dionysus, Xanthias, Aeacus, Maid, Chorus, Innkeeper, Plathane, Maids and Slaves) PARABASIS OF THE CHORUS (674-737) (Chorus) SCENE 4: SLAVE TALK (738-829) (Slave of Pluto, Xanthias, Chorus) CONTEST: PRELIMINARIES (830-870) (Euripides, Dionysus, Aeschylus) CONTEST: OPENING RITUALS (871-894) (Dionysus, Chorus, Aeschylus, Euripides) CONTEST: GENERAL ISSUES (895-1098) (Chorus, Chorus Leader, Euripides, Dionysus, Aeschylus) CONTEST: PROLOGUES (1099-1250) (Chorus, Euripides, Dionysus, Aeschylus) 31 CONTEST: LYRICS (1251-1363) (Chorus, Euripides, Dionysus, Aeschylus) CONTEST: WEIGHING OF VERSES (1364-1410) (Dionysus, Aeschylus, Euripides) CONTEST: POLITICS (1411-1466) (Pluto, Dionysus, Aeschylus, Euripides) CONTEST: VERDICT (1467-1478) (Pluto, Dionysus, Euripides, Aeschylus) BON VOYAGE TO AESCHYLUS (1479-1527) (Pluto, Dionysus, Chorus, Aeschylus) EXODUS OF CHORUS (1528-1533) (Chorus) The Translation This translation is designed for both readers and performers and presupposes no knowledge of classical Greece or classical Greek theater.

R. Literary Texts and the Greek Historian (London 2000), pp. J. F. Aristophanes, an Author for the Stage (London 1994) Silk, M. S. Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy (Oxford 2000) Solomos, A. H. , eds. H. J. , eds. Nothing to Do With Dionysos? Athenian Drama in its Social Context (Princeton 1990) The Production of Attic Comedy Csapo, E. J. R. Theatre in Ancient Greek Society (London and New York 1994) Hall, E. and Wrigley, A. W. Dithyramb, Tragedy and Comedy, rev. L. Webster (Oxford 1962) _______ The Dramatic Festivals of Athens, rev.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 19 votes