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Form and Meaning in Drama: A Study of Six Greek Plays and of Hamlet

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The author analyzes six Greek tragedies -the Orestes trilogy, Ajax, Antigone, and Antigone; it also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms, and one on Religious drama.
Paperback, 341 pages
Published by Routledge (first published 1956)
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Alan
Aug 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I ordered a copy of Aldine Transaction's 2007 printing of Kitto's "The Greeks" as my Pelican copy from 1968 needed replacing and the Aldine seemed to be the latest edition available . When it arrived it turned out to have the correct cover but the book bound inside was something completely different (something called "Equality"). My question to the Canadian Chapters Indigo help desk about whether they had correctly bound copies went unanswered and all I got back was a form letter suggesting I br ...more
David Withun
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I have never been disappointed by Kitto. In a stark contrast to most academic writing of the last hundred years or so, Kitto's prose is never flaccid, sterile, or boring. Instead, he engages the texts he examines in a lively and interesting way that will grant his readers a great deal of new insights into the texts. Here, he examines several Greek tragedies in turn and finally contrasts them with Elizabethan tragedy generally and then specifically with Shakespeare's Hamlet. He concludes by leavi ...more
Grace Jensen
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I'm calling this done even though I just read the Hamlet lectures. I'm going to have to dig out my Greek plays before I can go on, I have other stuff in queue.

But this was post it flag worthy. Amazing read. It's just a shame this was published in 1956, because NONE of my college lit courses had books THIS informative.
Sannie Hald
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very interesting study.
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