Sunday, April 22, 2012
Journal Edited by Ellis, Klekar, and Salisbury Discussed in NYRB
In the most recent issue of The New York Review of Books, Peter Green begins his review of new translations of Sophocles by crediting WMU English department-produced journal Comparative Drama with its eloquent testimony to the contemporary relevance of ancient Greek tragedy. Green writes, "Just how urgent, and relevant, [ancient Greek plays are] is strikingly demonstrated by the wide-ranging essays in a recent special double issue of Comparative Drama (Winter-Spring 2010), not least those, like Eleftheria Ioannidou's and Gonda Van Steen's, that see the passions and politics of ancient Athens renewed in the work of modern Greek dramatists." See NYRB 59:8 (May 10, 2012): 56-57 for Green's entire review.