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Sacrificial Shadows: Tragic Greek Heroines Reinvented for Television in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Game of Thrones

Evans, Tania; Amanda, Potter

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Contemporary television programmes offer new insights into classic tragedies, specifically the role and experience of the sacrificial fantasy heroine. In this chapter we argue that the characters Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and Shireen Baratheon in Game of Thrones are marked as ‘classical’ because they echo earlier sacrifices made by female characters in Greek tragedy and myth, specifically Iphigenia and Alcestis in Euripides’ plays. We examine Buffy and Alcestis in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-10-20
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/170660
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96457-7_3

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