Cover image for The Sumerian Poem Enmerkar and En-Suhkes-Ana: Epic, Play, Or?: Stage Craft at the Turn from the Third to the Second Millennium B.C. By Claus Wilcke

The Sumerian Poem Enmerkar and En-Suhkes-Ana

Epic, Play, Or?: Stage Craft at the Turn from the Third to the Second Millennium B.C.

Claus Wilcke

BUY

$58.00 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-940490-89-5

109 pages
2012
Distributed by Penn State University Press for American Oriental Society

American Oriental Series Essays

The Sumerian Poem Enmerkar and En-Suhkes-Ana

Epic, Play, Or?: Stage Craft at the Turn from the Third to the Second Millennium B.C.

Claus Wilcke

This thorough edition of a Sumerian poem featuring the hero Enmerkar makes use of many newly identified exemplars of the composition. In addition, in his commentary the author makes a good case that story and script were created for performance, posssibly at a specific event at a specific place i.e., at the drinking party King Amarsu’ena gave at the the house of the son of the 1st governor of Hamazi in the second month of the year Amarsu’ena 2 in the capital Ur. the text was intended to serve as a script for performance, perhaps the earliest known “dramatic treatment” of a traditional tale.

 

  • Description
  • Table of Contents
This thorough edition of a Sumerian poem featuring the hero Enmerkar makes use of many newly identified exemplars of the composition. In addition, in his commentary the author makes a good case that story and script were created for performance, posssibly at a specific event at a specific place i.e., at the drinking party King Amarsu’ena gave at the the house of the son of the 1st governor of Hamazi in the second month of the year Amarsu’ena 2 in the capital Ur. the text was intended to serve as a script for performance, perhaps the earliest known “dramatic treatment” of a traditional tale.

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1.Genre

2.Possible Date and Performance

3.ThePoemEnmerkarandEn-suḫkeš-ana

4.Action

5.AdditionalIndicatorsforPerformance

6.PossibleOccasionsandPublicforPerformance(s)

7. Enmerkar and En-suḫkeš-ana—Sources, Score and Translation

8.Bibliography

10.Collations

Mailing List

Subscribe to our mailing list and be notified about new titles, journals and catalogs.