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Doerries: Yes, the big revelation for me, which is the central argument of my memoir, is that audiences who have lived lives of mythological proportions, who have faced the stakes of life and death, who have loved and lost, and who know the meaning of sacrifice, know more than I ever will about the ancient Greek tragedies we perform.
We are able to find some clues from these examples that Yang had been convinced about and filled with admiration for ancient Greek tragedies and Shakespeare's works as the essence of Western drama.
It is not lost on Arkins that there are Greek tragedies that effectively have "happy endings," and Philoctetes is one of them, rendered perhaps even more poignant in the message of Heaney's version that the "miracle of self-healing" may come about "when hope and history rhyme.
of Ireland, Galway) offers this fascinating analysis of Irish manifestations of Athenian Greek tragedies from the works of Yeats to the writers of today.
Seekers of role models or life lessons or Greek tragedies should look elsewhere.
INSPIRED BY medieval mystery plays, fairy tales and ancient Greek tragedies, Carl Orff's one-hit wonder ``Carmina Burana'' is sampled in today's media almost as frequently as Moby's electronica creations.
The distinction between the passivity of the chorus and the activity of the actors is central to the artistry of the Greek tragedies.
This is a central story in Greek literature, the subject of many of the Greek tragedies by the great dramatists.
CELEBRATED SUDS: Soap operas, those contemporized Greek tragedies of the small screen, have a way of making viewers feel better about their own lives as they watch their favorite TV characters endure one plague after another.
The Knightsbridge Theatre in Old Town Pasadena, for example, has no less than seven of the Bard's works in its current season, jostling alongside everything from ancient Greek tragedies to modern British sex farces.