Tragedy on the comic stage

"Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies. Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors i...

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Main Author: Farmer, Matthew C., , [Author]
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Physical Description: 289 pages.
Online Access: Online available (Oxford Scholarship Online)
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note to the reader
  • Introduction
  • Part One: The fragments of Greek comedy
  • Electra and the coal pan: tragic culture in the comic fragments
  • Give me a bit of paratragedy: tragic parody in the comic fragments
  • Part Two: Aristophanes
  • The man is obsessed with song: a contest of genres in Wasps
  • Euripides in the echo chamber: poets and their poetry in women at the Thesmophoria
  • Writing beyond genres: the Dionysiac festival in Gerytades and wealth
  • Conclusion.