Catastrophe Survived: Euripides' Play of Mixed Reversal

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9780198140382: Catastrophe Survived: Euripides' Play of Mixed Reversal

Examining the seven Euripidean tragicomdeies, this book contends that the plays' plots--compounded as they are of the opposite elements of good fortune and catastrophe--result from experimentation with a new form intended to express a characteristically Euripidean view of reality. The plays involve people scaled for comedy trying to live in a world ruled by the gods of tragedy, making efforts sometimes noble, sometimes sordid, but in the end, essentially futile. Burnett shows how Euripides manipulates tradtional scenes, diverting and frustrating the expectations aroused in his audience and transforming their simple pity and terror into a response that is conscious, complex, and inescapably disturbing.

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Burnett, Anne Pippin
Published by Oxford University Press (1985)
ISBN 10: 019814038X ISBN 13: 9780198140382
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