Series | Lexis Supplements
Volume 12 | Edited book | Il mito degli Atridi dal teatro antico all’epoca contemporanea

Il mito degli Atridi dal teatro antico all’epoca contemporanea

open access | peer reviewed
    edited by
  • Laura Carrara - Università di Pisa, Italia - email
  • Rolando Ferri - Università di Pisa, Italia - email
  • Enrico Medda - Università di Pisa, Italia - email orcid profile

Aims & Scope
The volume collects the proceedings of the International Conference The Myth of the Atreidai from Ancient Theatre to Contemporary Times, held in Pisa on 26-27 May 2022, at the conclusion of a Research Project financed by the University of Pisa and coordinated by Prof. Enrico Medda. The papers presented here aim to investigate various aspects of a myth that had an immense fortune in antiquity and profoundly influenced art and literature throughout Western culture. The subject is approached from a number of different perspectives and methods (textual-critical study of ancient texts, historical-anthropological research on issues posed by the myth, dramaturgical analysis of plays, and study of their reception in modern authors). Without aspiring to deal comprehensively with such a broad topic, the authors have concentrated on peculiar aspects that have been less investigated up to now, and on modern authors for whom there is still much to say about their relationship with ancient myth. The contributions range, for the ancient part, from mythographers to Greek tragedy and comedy (with particular attention to fragments of lost works), up to Roman tragedy and comedy; for the modern part, the investigations concern authors from Italian, English and German literature: Alfieri, D’Annunzio, Pirandello, Saba, Pasolini, Testori, E. Pfeiffer, G. Hauptmann.

Keywords Landscape Electra Clytaemnestra Modern productions of Greek tragedy Euripides Alfieri Rewriting of Classical Myth Victorian Age Rewritings Echepolos Akousilaos Blood Poetry and theatre Pherekydes Chryses World War II Kimon Parody Iphigenia Myth Greek comic fragments Greek tragedy Orestes Pacuvius Greek Aristophanes Kinship Feminism Fragments Identity Homer Atriden Nazism Tragedy Gerhart Hauptmann 20th century Agamemnon Greek mythography Thyestes Greek religion Atreids Cassandra

Permalink | ISBN (PRINT) 978-88-6969-736-4 | e-ISSN 978-88-6969-709-8 | Number of pages 214 | Dimensions 16x23cm | Published July 7, 2023 | Language it, en


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