Tragedy homepage

model assignments

Prof. White's coursesite

LITR 4533:
TRAGEDY

Handouts & Research Links

 

Handouts

Genre handout

On the "Greatness" of Tragedy

Aristotle, Poetics

Greek Poets and Philosophers

"The Sublime"

Samson in the Bible's Book of Judges

Connections between Classical Greece and Judeo-Christianity in Oedipus at Colonus & Samson Agonistes

Scriptural counterparts to Hippolytus, Phaedra, & Desire Under the Elms

Comic Theory

Backgrounds to Hippolytus, Phaedra, and Desire Under the Elms

 

Links for course texts
including original websites for Online Texts

 

Sophocles,

Oedipus the King

 

Oedipus the King--Ian Johnston verse translation  (recommended for student use; an annotated file will be emailed)

Oedipus the King, abridged & adapted for younger audiences

Aristotle's Poetics on Oedipus the King

Sophocles website

 

 

Aeschylus,

Oresteia

 

Oresteia home page at American Repertory Theatre

Agamemnon (recommended for student use; an annotated file will be emailed)

The Libation-Bearers (The Choephori)

Eumenides

Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

The Internet Classics Archive

Shelley, Prometheus Unbound

Family Guy Oresteia

Agamemnon chorus & masks

Timeline of masks in Greek Theater

 

 

O'Neill,

Mourning Becomes Electra

eONeill.com: an electronic Eugene OíNeill Archive

eONeill.com article on OíNeillís composition of Mourning Becomes Electra & Desire Under the Elms

Review of 2004 National Theatre of London production of Mourning Becomes Electra

Nickís Flick Picks review of Mourning Becomes Electra (1947 film)

PBS Great Performances: Mourning Becomes Electra(1978) on Internet Movie Data Base

 

 

Euripedes,

Hippolytus

 

Hippolytus modern performance version (pdf file) by Jon Corelis (recommended for student use)

Hippolytus: plot summary

Aristotle's Poetics applied to Euripides's Hippolytus

Hippolytus verse translation from Bartleby.com

Hippolytus prose translation by E. P. Coleridge

Euripedes, from The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton

 

Racine,

Phaedra

 

Racine, Phaedra (recommended for student use; an annotated file will be emailed)

Phaedra: Study Guide

 

 

O'Neill,

Desire Under the Elms

eONeill.com: an electronic Eugene OíNeill Archive

eONeill.com article on OíNeillís composition of Mourning Becomes Electra & Desire Under the Elms

O'Neill site with good links to articles about O'Neill

Review of Desire Under the Elms (African American cast)

 

 

 

Sophocles,

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus, verse translation by Francis Storrs (recommended for student use; an annotated file will be emailed)

The Gospel at Colonus

Cal State-Fresno production of The Gospel at Colonus

1984 TV movie of Oedipus at Colonus

 

 

 

Milton,

Samson Agonistes

Milton, Samson Agonistes (recommended for student use; an annotated file will be emailed)

Milton Reading Room at Dartmouth College

Recent reference to Samson Agonistes in political press

Samson in the Bible's Book of Judges

Josephus (1st century historian) on Samson

 


General or Miscellaneous Sites

Outline of Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy 

Aristotle, Poetics

Classical Drama Resources

History of the theater in the USA

The Internet Classics Archive (e-texts of 441 works of classical literature)

History of Drama homepage at Emory University

Robert Kennedy's eulogy for Martin Luther King + reference to Aeschylus

TheatreHistory.com

Films based on works by Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus

 

 

Websites of literary terms

A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples (University of Kentucky Classics)

All-American: Glossary of Literary Terms (U of North Carolina-Pembroke)

The Virtual Classroom Glossary of Literary Terms

Literary Terms

Glossary of Poetic Terms

Virtual Salt Glossary of Literary Terms

Glossary of Theological Terms

Glossary of Grammatical Terms

Glossaries, Concordances, Quotations on the Web

MLA Style Sheet



Shakespeare

Shakespeare parodies

Introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream



Lorraine Hansberry

 

Biography of Hansberry 

Concordance of A Raisin in the Sun

Bibliography for Hansberry from Perspectives in American Literature  

Chronology of Lorraine Hansberry's career


Eugene O'Neill

An Electronic Eugene O'Neill Archive

Eugene O'Neill's Tao House

O'Neill website with links to etexts of O'Neill plays:

O'Neill website with links to other playwrights

O'Neill site with good links to articles about O'Neill

Review of Desire Under the Elms (African American cast)

Recent New York revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten

Review of NY revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten

Review of Long Day's Journey into Night

Review of Ah! Wilderness

Review of Ah! Wilderness


Marsha Norman

Concordance to 'night Mother