So asks H.D.F Kitto in his acclaimed study of Greek tragedy, available for the first time in Routledge Classics. Kitto argues that in spite of dealing with big moral. Provides illuminating answers to many questions: why did Sophocles develop character-drawing? How and why does it differ from that of Aeschylus? Why are. H. D. F. KITTo. Greek Tragedy; A Literary Study. London,. Methuen, Pp. x + 15 s. As the title suggests, this is a consideration of the extant plays as.
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Kitto’s analysis is largely concerned with the form and structure of the drama, but there are interesting insights into other elements as well. Ian rated it really liked it Aug 08, The Philosophy of Sophocles.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Ioannis rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Kitto has nothing to do with method and displays no knowledge of or interest in literary or dramatic theory. Greek Tragedy is neither a history nor a handbook, but a penetrating work of criticism which all students of literature will find suggestive and stimulating.
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Kitto argues that in spite of dealing with big moral and intellectual questions, the Greek dramatist is above all an artist and the key to understanding classical Greek drama is to try and understand the tragic conception of each play. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
He simply knew these plays almost by heart and shows his love. Geek rated it it was amazing Feb 20, No trivia or quizzes yet.
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This classic work not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes.