Spring 2016 Greek Drama
Classics, as CLAS-138 | Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-138
Formerly listed as: CLAS-38
Faculty Frederick T. Griffiths (Section 01) Description
(Offered as CLAS 138 and SWAG 138) This course addresses the staging of politics and gender in selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, with attention to performance and the modern use of the plays to reconstruct systems of sexuality, gender, class, and ethnicity. We also consider Homer's
Iliad as a precursor of tragedy, and the remaking of plays in contemporary film, dance, and theater, including Michael Cacoyannis, Electra and The Trojan Women; Martha Graham, Medea and Night Journey; Pier Paolo Pasolini, Edipo Re and Medea; and Igor Stravinsky, Oedipus Rex.
Spring semester. Professor Griffiths.
Cost: 20 ? Keywords
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Course times and locations CLAS 138 - L/D Section 01 M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 315 W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 315 F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 315 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
978-0140440447 The Bacchae and Other Plays Penguin Euripides/tr. P. Vellacott Required Amherst Books TBD
0-14027536-3 Illiad Penguin Homer/trans. R. Fagles Required Amherst Books TBD
0-22631151-1 Sophocles I University of Chicago Press Sophocles Required Amherst Books TBD
0-22631155-4 Sophocles II University of Chicago Press Sophocles Required Amherst Books TBD
9780872203907 Oresteia Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Aeschylus - Peter Meineck - Helene P. Foley Required Amherst Books From $6.62-$17.99
0140442871 Lysistrata, The Acharnians, The Clouds Penguin Classics Aristophanes/tr. A. Sommerstein Required Amherst Books TBD
0226308804 Euripides I University of Chicago Press Euripides Required Amherst Books TBD
0226311554 The Darker Face of the Earth Story Line Press Dove, Rita Instructor will loan TBD
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