OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Tragedy on the Comic Stage

ISBN : 9780190492076

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¥12,012
著者: 
Matthew C. Farmer
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288 ページ
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Hardcover
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156 x 235 mm
刊行日
2017年01月
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Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies: Euripides appears repeatedly as a character in these plays, jokes about tragedy and tragic poets abound, and parodies of tragedy frequently underlie whole scenes and even the plots of these plays. Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries. Farmer organizes these fragments under two rubrics. First, he discusses fragments that show characters discussing tragedy, use tragic poets as characters, or make reference to the dramatic festivals; these fragments, Farmer argues, develop a " within Greek comedy, a consistent set of tropes and devices that depict tragedy as part of the world inhabited by the characters of these plays. Second, he assembles fragments that show tragic parody, imitations of tragedy that render tragic language humorous or ironic by juxtaposing it with the base characters and quotidian circumstances that make up Greek comedy. Tragedy on the Comic Stage then illustrates these features of fragmentary paratragedy within three intact Aristophanic comedies: Wasps, Women at the Thesmophoria, and Wealth. These new readings of Aristophanes' plays show the value of reading Aristophanes in conjunction with the comic fragments, and insist on the subtlety and complexity of Aristophanic paratragedy.

目次: 

Acknowledgments
Note to the Reader
Introduction

Part OneThe Fragments of Greek Comedy
Chapter One
Electra and the Coal Pan: Tragic Culture in the Comic Fragments
Chapter Two
Give Me a Bit of Paratragedy: Tragic Parody in the Comic Fragments

Part Two Aristophanes
Chapter Three
The Man Is Obsessed with Song: A Contest of Genres in Wasps
Chapter Four
Euripides in the Echo Chamber: Poets and their Poetry in Women at the Thesmophoria
Chapter Five
Writing Beyond Genres: The Dionysiac Festival in Gerytades and Wealth

Conclusion
Bibliography
Index Locorum
General Index

著者について: 

Matthew C. Farmer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Missouri.

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