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Seneca's Complete Tragedies: Agamemnon, Hercules, Hercules Oetaeus I & II, Medea, Oedipus, Phaedra, Phoenissae, Thyestes, and Troades
Seneca's Complete Tragedies: Agamemnon, Hercules, Hercules Oetaeus I & II, Medea, Oedipus, Phaedra, Phoenissae, Thyestes, and Troades

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Author(s): Seneca

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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9781521725641
ISBN: 1521725640
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Independently published
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Manufacturer: Independently published
Number Of Pages: 508
Publication Date: 2017-06-30
Publisher: Independently published
Studio: Independently published
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This complete collection contains the following plays scholars have ascribed to Seneca: Agamemnon, Hercules, Hercules Oetaeus I & II, Medea, Oedipus, Phaedra, Phoenissae, Thyestes, and Troades. Although many of the Senecan tragedies adapt the same Greek myths as tragedies by Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides, scholars tend not to view Seneca's works as direct adaptations of the Attic works, as Seneca's approach to the myths differs significantly from the Greek poets and often contains themes familiar from his philosophical writings. It is possible that Seneca's tragic style was more directly influenced by Augustan literature. French neoclassical dramatic tradition, which reached its highest expression in the 17th-century tragedies of Pierre Corneille and Jean Racine, drew on Seneca for form and grandeur of style. These neoclassicists adopted Seneca's innovation of the confidant (usually a servant), his substitution of speech for action, and his moral hairsplitting. The Elizabethan dramatists found Seneca's themes of bloodthirsty revenge more congenial to English taste than they did his form. The first English tragedy, Gorboduc (1561), by Thomas Sackville and Thomas Norton, is a chain of slaughter and revenge written in direct imitation of Seneca. (As it happens, Gorboduc does follow the form as well as the subject matter of Senecan tragedy: but only a very few other English plays—e.g. The Misfortunes of Arthur—followed its lead in this.) Senecan influence is also evident in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, and in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus and Hamlet. All three share a revenge theme, a corpse-strewn climax, and The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet also have ghosts among the cast; all of these elements can be traced back to the Senecan model.
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