Brainstorming Classical Connections
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0310 Thursday, 3 May 2007
From: Abigail Quart <
Date: Friday, 20 Apr 2007 00:55:07 -0400
Subject: 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections
Comment: RE: SHK 18.0284 Brainstorming Classical Connections
What about Lysistrata and Much Ado About Nothing? Does Beatrice not belong
with Lysistrata on the Acropolis? Two plays in which women react to their
helplessness as men order events badly.
Iphigenia Among the Taurians could be paired with Twelfth Night, because
of the lost brother/sea themes; or MacBeth, because of prophecy, which is
respected and revered in the Greek play but is dirty and unsavory in the
Elizabethan one; or even Hamlet, because it's a little as if Hamlet and
Horatio both made it out alive.
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