Medea from 1969 is the completion and culmination of a series of Pasolini’s films that engage with Greek tragedy. This series includes his film version of the Oedipus myth from 1967 and his reworking of Aeschylus’s Oresteia into an African Oresteia from 1968. This film, Appunti per un’Orestiade africana, contains a sequence that is odd in a double sense.
Keywords: Pasolini, Pier Paolo; motion pictures; tragedy; classical antiquity; aesthetics; classical tragedy; Italy – History; bourgeoisie
Title
Reconciliation and Stark Incompatibility
Subtitle
Pasolini’s ‘Africa’ and Greek Tragedy
Author(s)
Bernhard Gross
Identifier
DOI Target
Description
Medea from 1969 is the completion and culmination of a series of Pasolini’s films that engage with Greek tragedy. This series includes his film version of the Oedipus myth from 1967 and his reworking of Aeschylus’s Oresteia into an African Oresteia from 1968. This film, Appunti per un’Orestiade africana, contains a sequence that is odd in a double sense.
Is Part Of
Place
Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2012
Subject
Pasolini, Pier Paolo
motion pictures
tragedy
classical antiquity
aesthetics
classical tragedy
Italy – History
bourgeoisie
Rights
© by the author(s)
This version is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Harvested
yes
Language
en-GB
short title
Africa and Greek Tragedy
page start
167
page end
186
Source
The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 167–86
Bibliographic Citation
Bernhard Gross, ‘Reconciliation and Stark Incompatibility: Pasolini’s ‘Africa’ and Greek Tragedy’, in The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 167–86 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_10>
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Cite as: Bernhard Gross, ‘Reconciliation and Stark Incompatibility: Pasolini’s ‘Africa’ and Greek Tragedy’, in The Scandal of Self-Contradiction: Pasolini’s Multistable Subjectivities, Geographies, Traditions, ed. by Luca Di Blasi, Manuele Gragnolati, and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, Cultural Inquiry, 6 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2012), pp. 167–86 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-06_10>