Narrative, Intertext, and Space in Euripides' "Phoenissae"

Narrative, Intertext, and Space in Euripides' "Phoenissae"

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Euripides' Phoenissae bears one of the richest tragic plots: multiple narrative levels are interwoven by means of various anachronies, focalizers offer different and often challenging points of view, while a complex mythical matrix is deftly employed as the backdrop against which the exploration of the mechanics of tragic narrative takes place. After providing a critical perspective on the ongoing scholarly dialogue regarding narratology and drama, this book uses the former as a working tool for the study and interpretation of the latter. The Phoenissae is approached as a coherent narrative unit and issues like the use of myth, narrators, intertext, time and space are discussed in detail. It is within these contexts that the play is seen as a Theban mythical 'thesaurus' both exploring previous mythical ramifications and making new additions. The result is rewarding: Euripides constructs a handbook of the Theban saga that was informative for those mythically untrained, fascinating for those theatrically demanding, but also dexterously open upon each one's more

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  • Electronic book text | 259 pages
  • De Gruyter
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 3110245930
  • 9783110245936

About Anna A. Lamari

Anna A.Lamari, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, more

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