The Louisiana Classicist

June 12, 2013

Dr. Major in Print Again

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 8:01 am
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Brought to my attention by the keen-eyed Nathalie Roy (Episcopal, BR):

Friend, colleague, and enthusiastic ally of the Classics — Wilfred Major has an article in The Classical Journal 108.2 (April-May 2013), entitled “STAGING ANDROMEDA IN ARISTOPHANES AND EURIPIDES.” The abstract from the CAMWS website reads:

Aristophanes’ parody of Euripides’ Andromeda (Th. 1011-1100) allows for more recovery of the blocking of both the parody and original than has been recognized. Inlaw in the parody (Andromeda in the original) should be bound and immobile to one side of the performance space, while Echo, Euripides (as Perseus), and his helpers enter and exit from the opposite side, with the Scythian guard controlling the center.

As of this writing, his article is not yet available in full at JSTOR.


Corinthian Vase depicting Perseus, Andromeda and Ketos


And, not to digress too much, this spring Willie presented a little talk to the Latin, Greek, and theater students of Runnels School (BR) on the topic of theater in ancient Greece. The talk was part archaeology, part history, part material culture, accompanied by several images. He worked his magic and turned our students into a chorus of frogs. Take advantage of the dynamic resource we have in Willie Major, and consider inviting him to your school.

brekekekex koax koax!


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