Titel: Agamemnon in Performance: 458 BC to Ad 2004
Herausgegeben von Fiona Macintosh, Pantelis Michelakis, Edith Hall
OXFORD UNIV PR
Dezember 2005 - gebunden - 500 Seiten
This interdisciplinary, multi-author volume is devoted to the performance reception of Aeschylus's Agamemnon, the first play in his Oresteia trilogy. The eighteen essays trace the story of the impact and influence of this seminal play, from its original performance in classical Athens, through ancient Rome and the European Renaissance until the present day. Genres discussed include film, the novel, and lyric poetry as well as theatre and opera. The volume
is fully illustrated, and includes an extensive bibliography and chronological appendix.
INTRODUCTION ; 1. Agamemnons in performance ; I. IN SEARCH OF THE SOURCES ; 2. 'Agamemnon' for the ancients ; 3. 'Striking too short at Greeks': the transmission of 'Agamemnon' to the English Renaissance stage ; 4. Clytemnestra versus her Senecan tradition ; 5. Clytemnestra's ghost: the Aeschylean legacy in Gluck's Iphigenia operas ; II. THE MOVE TO MODERNITY ; 6. 'Agamemnon"s influence in Germany: Goethe, Schiller, and Wagner ; 7. Agamemnon: speaking the unspeakable ; 8. Viewing 'Agamemnon' in 19th-century Britain ; 9. OTOTOTOI: Virginia Woolf and 'the naked cry' of Cassandra ; III. THE LANGUAGES OF TRANSLATION ; 10. Translation or transubstantiation ; 11. Staging 'Agamemnon': the languages of translation ; 12. Pasolini's 'Agamemnon': translation, screen version, performance ; 13. The Harrison version: 'so long ago that it's become a song?' ; IV. THE INTERNATIONAL VIEW ; 14. 'Agamemnon' in Russia ; 15. Ariane Mnouchkine and the history of the French 'Agamemnon' ; 16. The chorus of Aeschylus' 'Agamemnon' in modern stage productions: towards the 'performative turn' ; 17. The Millennium Project: 'Agamemnon' in the United States ; EPILOGUE ; 18. Cassandra: the prophet unveiled ; APPENDIX ; 19. 'Agamemnons' on the database
Oliver Taplin is Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of the British Academy.
It is impossible to do justice to the riches contained in Agamemnon in Performance...This book will be indispensable not only to those who work in reception and performance studies, but also to those interested in literary translation. Betine van Zyl Smit, Hermathena The volume does a remarkable job examining the reception of Agamemnon from antiquity to the present. Hallie Rebecca Marshall, Bryn Mawr Classical Review This volume shows how performance history has advanced far beyond the counting of new styles of stage sets, or lists of productions...[it] provides a necessary basis for such advanced historical work to proceed. Simon Goldhill, Times Literary Supplement