CLAS 131 Notes 20

CLAS 131 Notes 20 - CLAS 131 Notes 20 Aeschylus, The Furies...

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CLAS 131 Notes 20 Aeschylus, The Furies Greek Tragedy in Performance Compare the two productions both to each other and to what we know about the original staging of Greek tragedies What aspects of the originals staging do each of these productions try to recreate? What aspects do the not recreate? - The first one is performed in an orchestra. A woman is used and they are very subtle with their acting. The second one uses all males and masks. The wagon with the body is rolled in. The actors use very dramatic movements and acting. Cultural/physical context of Greek tragedy: Aeschylus, in Oresteia , is very much a writer who is using myth to contribute to a public/civic discussion about the nature of justice and about social/political relations more generally The first two plays of the trilogy set up a seemingly intractable problem: if justice is equivalent to blood revenge, can there be any final resolution? In
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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CLAS 131 Notes 20 - CLAS 131 Notes 20 Aeschylus, The Furies...

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