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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy : Scholarly, Theatrical and Literary Receptions

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While Roman statesman, philosopher and writer Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s (c.4 BC-65 AD) tragedies influenced the Roman populace beyond his commanded suicide, ultimately they were eclipsed by the exigencies of time. The discovery of nine plays attributed to him during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries kicked off a renaissance of the genre and was seminal to the creation of humanism. In this volume Dodson-Robinson presents interdisciplinary reevaluations of Senecan receptions and briefly discusses why the tragedies and their receptions remain vital to broad audiences today. Criticized for the level of violence in his works while he was alive, Seneca provided something for everyone--cannibalism, gore, incest, ghosts, passion, revenge, suicide, and last, but not least, virtue. One contributor to the volume cites today as a unique moment in modern Senecan studies for exploring violence in Seneca’s works, by providing a current context of cultural and media environment saturated with recent Senecan dramatic productions that are more violent and graphic than their source texts. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 330
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Ancient + Classical
Series Title: Brill's Companions to Classical Reception
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: February 11, 2016
TCIN: 50779470
UPC: 9789004266469
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-5765
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