This issue is dedicated to discussion of Tantalus, John Barton's cycle of ten plays about the Trojan War, and to the production based on that cycle, produced by Michael Kustow and directed by Peter and Edward Hall. Tantalus has produced a great deal of animated, at times heated, debate (to which I will not add here). The papers included in Volume 5 Issue 2 represent a good cross-section of those views. The Web allows us the luxury of creating an open-ended publication, and contributions representing yet more perspectives will continue to be added to the issue long after this initial publication date. We open with two articles written for this issue, by Lorna Hardwick and Michael Walton, and with Marianne McDonald's article, first published in Arion and reproduced here by kind permission of Arion Editor, Herb Golder. [ Read more ]...
Tantalus Staged: Anthology, Narrative and the Audience
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The Politics of Tragedy Ancient and Modern
Drinking from the Sources: Tantalus, Epic and Myth
Supporting the Stone: The 10-Year Itch
Bards, Rhapsodes and Actors
Tantalus and the Problems of the Chorus
Masks in Greek Tragedy and in Tantalus
Review of Giants: A South African Antigone, July 2001
Review of Medea, Los Angeles, October 2001
Review of Rhesus: A Greek Tragedy, Newfoundland, October 2001
Review of The Women's Festival (Thesmophoriazusae 2001): A Musical Comedy, November, 2001