Ancient Greek Women in Film (Classical Presences) by Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historic Greek ladies from the geographical regions of delusion and background. It discusses how those girl figures are resurrected at the titanic display via diverse filmmakers in the course of varied old moments, and are hence embedded inside of a story which serves quite a few reasons, counting on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its beginning, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its
production.

Using a various array of hermeneutic techniques (such as gender conception, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response idea, and private voice criticism), the essays goal to solid mild on cinema's investments within the classical prior and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies lower than exam are extracted from their unique context and are dropped at existence to function autos for the articulation of contemporary principles, issues, and cultural tendencies. the quantity hence goals to enquire not
only how antiquity at the display depicts, and during this approach distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but in addition, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational concepts vis-à-vis the classical world.

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