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Catastrophe Survived By Anne Pippin Burnett

Catastrophe Survived
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Catastrophe Survived: Euripides' Plays of Mixed Reversal by Anne Pippin Burnett

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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GOR009725931
Catastrophe Survived: Euripides' Plays of Mixed Reversal by Anne Pippin Burnett
Anne Pippin Burnett
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1971-09-02
244
0198141866
9780198141860
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