The Resource Ancient comedy : the war of the generations, Dana F. Sutton

Ancient comedy : the war of the generations, Dana F. Sutton

Label
Ancient comedy : the war of the generations
Title
Ancient comedy
Title remainder
the war of the generations
Statement of responsibility
Dana F. Sutton
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although the history of ancient comedy is usually viewed as a series of disjunct episodes, Dana Sutton demonstrates the continuity both of the ancient writers' inner motivating spirit and their chosen subject matter, since Aristophanes and later comic writers are capable of taking a comic look at the war between the generations, especially between fathers and sons. In a useful overview chapter, Professor Sutton describes the origins of ancient comedy in Dionysiac festivals and the development of the form from Aristophanes' episodic plots to the artful plot construction of later comedy. In subsequent chapters, lively descriptions of these often rowdy plays are combined with thoughtful analyses in which historical context continues to illuminate the distinct characteristics of each playwright's treatment of intergenerational conflict. Although this theme remained a constant throughout the centuries, it was also bound to political life: Old Comedy, we learn, deals with the Athenian city-state, whereas New Comedy is firmly centered in the realities of bourgeois domestic life. Roman comedies have often been dismissed as superficial, simple presentations of stock characters in stereotypical situations. This perceptive book shatters that image. Plautus' adroit, individualistic adaptations of the Greek plays comment revealingly on patriarchal Roman society. The growing social significance and emotional power of ancient comedy culminates in the innovative plays of Terence, who uses traditional comic situations to explore the ironies and ambiguities of life's problems and human nature. A chronology of major events and works and an index complete this concise, comprehensive genre study
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sutton, Dana Ferrin
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3028
LC item number
.S88 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristophanes
  • Menander
  • Plautus, Titus Maccius
  • Terence
  • Plautus, Titus Maccius
  • Menander
  • Terentius Afer, Publius
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristophanes
  • Menander
  • Plautus, Titus Maccius
  • Terence
  • Classical drama (Comedy)
  • Conflict of generations in literature
  • Klassieke oudheid
  • Komedies
  • Generatieconflict
  • Antike
  • Komödie
  • Generationskonflikt
  • Generatieconflict
  • Klassieke oudheid
  • Komedies
  • Classical drama (Comedy)
  • Conflict of generations in literature
Label
Ancient comedy : the war of the generations, Dana F. Sutton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Aristophanes and the Greek Old Comedy -- Ch. 2. Menander and the Greek New Comedy -- Ch. 3. Plautus and the Nature of Roman Comedy -- Ch. 4. Terence
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 139 pages
Isbn
9780805709575
Lccn
93022912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28256637
  • (OCoLC)ocm28256637
Label
Ancient comedy : the war of the generations, Dana F. Sutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Aristophanes and the Greek Old Comedy -- Ch. 2. Menander and the Greek New Comedy -- Ch. 3. Plautus and the Nature of Roman Comedy -- Ch. 4. Terence
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 139 pages
Isbn
9780805709575
Lccn
93022912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28256637
  • (OCoLC)ocm28256637

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