Download e-book for iPad: Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays by Amnon Kabatchnik

By Amnon Kabatchnik

ISBN-10: 1442235470

ISBN-13: 9781442235472

In 4 volumes of Blood at the Stage, Amnon Kabatchnik tested greater than four hundred crime-themed performs produced within the twentieth century. As any theater lover is aware, although, depicting acts of wrong-doing isn't really a up to date phenomenon. The stark, violent performs of Seneca in historic Rome have been through liturgical dramas of the darkish a while that drew on either the outdated and New Testaments. The golden age of Elizabethan drama boasted masterful performs sopping wet with treachery, bloodshed, and horror.

In Blood at the degree, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone performs of homicide, secret, and Mayhem: An Annotated Repertoire, Kabatchnik analyzes greater than fifty blood-splattered performs that experience withstood the try out of time. starting with masterpieces like Prometheus Bound via Aeschylus, Oedipus theKing through Sophocles, and Medea through Euripides, this quantity spans centuries of both compelling dramas similar to The Haunted apartment (200 B.C.), Phaedra (c. 60 A.D.), and The Killing of Abel (mid-15th century). Later works comprise Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, in addition to numerous performs by way of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, significantly The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and Hamlet.

The performs during this book—a “prequel” to the opposite 4 volumes of Blood at the Stage—represent historic Greece, historical Rome, the center a while, and Elizabethan England. The entries are prepared in chronological order and contain plot synopses, biographical sketches of playwrights and actors, information about productions, and important reception, if to be had. From the killing of Abel via his brother Cain to Hamlet’s revenge of his father’s homicide, Blood at the level, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D. provides a serious review of a few of the main major dramatizations of felony behavior.

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