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Taplin, Oliver

Overview
Works: 81 works in 347 publications in 6 languages and 9,056 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Illustrated works  Tragedies (Drama)  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Biography  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Dedicatee, Publishing director, Opponent, Contributor
Classifications: PA3975.M4, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Oliver Taplin
Greek tragedy in action by Oliver Taplin( Book )

61 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reissue of this seminal study which was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances
Greek fire by Oliver Taplin( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stagecraft of Aeschylus : the dramatic use of exits and entrances in Greek tragedy by Oliver Taplin( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visual effect of the staging of Aeschylus' plays was an essential part of their impact. All that survives today are the scripts but this book attempts to search for clues of Aeschylus' stagecraft in the texts of the plays themselves
Literature in the Greek and Roman worlds : a new perspective by Oliver Taplin( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeric soundings : the shaping of the Iliad by Oliver Taplin( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book combines the exploration of the 'ethics' of the Iliad with its poetic and narrative techniques, all the way from touches of phrasing to the shaping of whole scenes and the interaction between scenes often separated by thousands of lines. These two approaches to the Iliad--through 'content' and through 'form'--are found to be inextricably worked together, which is why the book consists of 'soundings' or sample explorations, where larger arguments branch out from the observation of details in the formation of particular passages." "Homer was an archaic poet, and even if he could write he surely created the poems to be heard. It has generally been held that this rules out the possibility of intricate complexities--the discoveries of many re-readings. This book maintains the contrary position: the kind of artistry uncovered, especially the long-distance interconnections, would be more rather than less accessible if perceived aurally. Furthermore, if the form and timing of the sessions were arranged by the performer, then this opens up further opportunities for shapings, patterns that would be more apparent when heard in real time than they are inside the uniform format of printed pages." "These 'soundings' should interest those experienced in other literatures and cultures. All quotations of Greek are also given in translation."--Jacket
Comic angels : and other approaches to Greek drama through vase-paintings by Oliver Taplin( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book opens a neglected chapter in the reception of Athenian drama, especially comedy, and gives center stage to a particularly attractive and entertaining series of vase-paintings which have generally been regarded as marginal curiosities. These are the so-called "phylax vases," nearly all painted in Greek cities of South Italy in the period 400 to 360 B.C. Until now, they have been taken to reflect a sort of local folk-theater, but Taplin argues that most, if not all, reflect Athenian comedy of the sort represented by Aristophanes. His bold thesis brings up questions about the relation of tragedy as well as comedy to vase painting, the cultural climate of the Greek cities in Italy, and the extent to which Athenians were aware of drama as a potential "export." It also enriches appreciation of many key aspects of Aristophanic comedy. The book has assembled 46 photographs of vase-paintings, many printed here for the first time outside specialist publications not readily accessible
Pots & plays : interactions between tragedy and Greek vase-painting of the fourth century B.C. by Oliver Taplin( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Greek tragedy usually generates greater popularity and interest than comedy, past studies of the depiction on ceramic vases of theater scenes have mostly concentrated on comedies. A significant proportion of the vases with depictions of tragedy has been first published only in the last twenty-five years. There has been no sustained attempt to discuss these exciting additions in relation to tragedy, nor to reconsider the cultural context in the light of these discoveries." "Oliver Taplin here sets out to examine the previously understudied tragic scenes. Through detailed scrutiny of some 109 vases and vase fragments with depictions of Greek tragedies, he is able to identify plays and scenes by the great playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Some scenes can with great certainty be identified with surviving tragedies, while the author more tentatively suggests that others may depict scenes from tragedies that are now lost or survive only as fragments."--Jacket
Literature in the Roman world( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, we are offered a new perspective on Roman literature, based on the conviction that our present appreciation for it should be informed and influenced by how it was originally perceived. From the beginning of the Roman Empire to the end of the classical era, this book focuses on the "receivers" of Roman literature-the readers, spectators, and audiences who first witnessed the works. Six contributors map out the lively and provocative surveys, covering the kinds of literature that have shaped Western culture--epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, history, philosophy, elegy, satire, biography, and panegyric." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0611/2001126090-d.html
Medea in performance 1500-2000( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pronomos vase and its context( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and fully illustrated collection of essays on the Pronomos Vase, the single most important piece of pictorial evidence for ancient theatre to have survived from ancient Greece
Sophocles : four tragedies : Oedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sophocles stands as one of the greatest dramatists of all time, influencing a vast array of artists and thinkers over the centuries. Disturbing and unrelenting, his tragedies portray what Matthew Arnold referred to as 'the turbid ebb and flow of human misery', allowing the audience to stand on the verge of the abyss and confront the waste and disorder of human existence. The heroic myths reinterpreted in the plays locate them within a world in which the extremes of human emotion in its darkest hours can be freely explored. It is, however, the creativity of Sophocles' plays which prevents them from descending into unbridled chaos or despair. The unflinching engagement with heartrending suffering reveals strengths held within the carefully crafted poetry, lyricism, and movement. There is, as Taplin writes, 'no blinking, no evasion, no palliative. ... Out of apparently meaningless suffering comes meaning and form.' This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics. Each play is accompanied by an introduction and substantial notes on points of fact and interpretation, drawing on the translator's many years of lecturing on Sophocles at the University of Oxford."--Publisher's web site
Performance, iconography, reception : studies in honour of Oliver Taplin by Oliver Taplin( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of papers from an international group of scholars who engage with the seminal work of Oliver Taplin, one of the world's leading classicists. The focus is on the performative aspect of Greek poetry of the archaic and classical period as well as on material artefacts (especially vase paintings) that interact with this kind of literature. - ;Performance, Reception, Iconography assembles twenty-three papers from an international group of scholars who engage with, and develop, the seminal work of Oliver Taplin. Oliver Taplin has for over three decades been at the forefront of i
Greek fire( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A series of ten half-hour video essays that explore the pervasive effect of ancient Greece on our lives today"--Publisher's brochure
Literature in the Greek world( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides II by Euripides( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Euripides I contains the plays “Alcestis,” translated by Richmond Lattimore; “Medea,” translated by Oliver Taplin; “The Children of Heracles,” translated by Mark Griffith; and “Hippolytus,” translated by David Grene. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. ..." --Publisher description
An odyssey round Odysseus : the man and his story traced through time and place by Beaty Rubens( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles : four tragedies by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles stands as one of the greatest dramatists of all time, influencing a vast array of artists and thinkers over the centuries. Disturbing and unrelenting, his tragedies portray what Matthew Arnold referred to as 'the turbid ebb and flow of human misery', allowing the audience to stand on the verge of the abyss and confront the waste and disorder of human existence. The heroic myths reinterpreted in the plays locate them within a world in which theextremes of human emotion in its darkest hours can be freely explored. It is, however, the creativity of Sophocles' plays which prevents them f
Medea by Euripides( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-scale edition in English, with introduction, text, apparatus criticus and commentary, of a play by Seneca: the last edition of any kind appeared over sixty years ago. It's purpose is primarily to elucidate Seneca's play, but also to make the edition useful to students of English and French literature by showing some of its links with the work of later playwrights. Seneca's influence on European literature is well attested, and the Medea is particularly interesting, as it was preceded by Euripides' version and followed by many plays on the subject in England, France, and Germany, derived more or less closely from Seneca's. --pubisher description
Greek with consequence by Oliver Taplin( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy & architecture( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the significance of Greek tragedies and how their legacy challenges our modern attitudes toward disasterous events. Also examines how the Greeks influenced Western architecture and whether we can hold on to those values as we build larger cities
 
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Literature in the Greek and Roman worlds : a new perspective
Alternative Names
Oliver Taplin British classical schoalr

Taplin, O. 1943-

Taplin Oliver 1943-....

Taplin, Oliver Paul.

Taplin, Oliver Paul, 1943-

タプリン, オリヴァー

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The stagecraft of Aeschylus : the dramatic use of exits and entrances in Greek tragedyLiterature in the Greek and Roman worlds : a new perspectiveHomeric soundings : the shaping of the IliadComic angels : and other approaches to Greek drama through vase-paintingsPots & plays : interactions between tragedy and Greek vase-painting of the fourth century B.C.Literature in the Roman worldMedea in performance 1500-2000The pronomos vase and its context