Dakruoen ghelasai. Sorridere tra le lacrime nell'Alcesti di Euripide

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Dakruoen ghelasai. Smiling through tears in Euripides' Alcesti

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The Alcesti can be considered an interesting example of Spiel mit den Formen in the attic drama: this is one of Euripides' pre-Hellenistic traits, destined to emerge some years later, with still different solutions, in the so-called romantic tragedies. This paper addresses some procedures that call into question the supporting (tragic) structures of drama, such as: the comic prefiguration (eg phenomena of dramatic proleps that anticipate the happy ending, attenuating the tragic pathos in the first part of the drama (§ I), the komos of Heracles in the fourth episode (vv. 747 ss.), an example of a paratragedia in the tragedy (§ IT), interventions of correction or reversal of traditional tragic themes (§ III).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Dakruoen ghelasai. Smiling through tears in Euripides' Alcesti
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationComicità e riso tra Aristofane e Menandro
EditorsPatrizia Mureddu, Gianfranco Nieddu
Pages187-227
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Alcesti
  • Alcestis
  • Eracle
  • Euripide
  • Euripides
  • Paratragedia
  • Paratragedy
  • Tragedy

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