In the Wake of Medea: Neoclassical Theater and the Arts of Destruction

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Abstract

French tragedy is usually taken to be a passionless, cerebral genre that refused all forms of violence. This book explores the heretofore unrecognized rhetorical, literary, and performance strategies through which violence persisted, contextualizing neoclassical tragedies of Rotrou, Racine, and Corneille in a longer philosophical history from Ovid to Pasolini.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherFordham University Press
Number of pages249
ISBN (Print)9780823287826
StatePublished - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • theater
  • violence
  • feminist studies
  • mythology
  • Medea
  • political theory
  • Antigone
  • Racine
  • Corneille
  • Rotrou
  • Slimani
  • Ovid

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