Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts (Hardcover)

Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts By Silke Knippschild (Editor), Marta Garcia Morcillo (Editor) Cover Image
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This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception. Such universal themes dictated plots and characters of myth and drama, but also served to portray historical figures, events and places from Classical history. Their changing reception and reinterpretation across time has created stereotypes, models of virtue or immoral conduct, that blend the original features from the ancient world with a diverse range of visual and performing arts of the modern era. The volume deconstructs these traditions and shows how arts of different periods interlink to form and transmit these images to modern audiences and viewers. Drawing on contributions from across Europe and the United States, a trademark of the book is the inclusive treatment of all the arts beyond the traditional limits of academic disciplines.

About the Author

Silke Knippschild is senior lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Bristol, UK.Marta Garcia Morcillo is a lecturer in ancient history at the University of Wales, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781441177469
ISBN-10: 1441177469
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: October 10th, 2013
Pages: 392
Language: English