New PDF release: An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles;

By Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides

ISBN-10: 086547916X

ISBN-13: 9780865479166

In An Oresteia, the classicist Anne Carson combines 3 assorted models of the tragedy of the home of Atreus ― A iskhylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra and Euripides' Orestes. After the homicide of her daughter Iphigeneia via her husband, Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's activities, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's demise with the aid of his sister Elektra. finally, Orestes is pushed mad by way of the Furies for his bloody betrayal of relatives. Condemned to dying by way of the folk of Argos, he and Elektra needs to justify their activities ― or flout society, justice and the gods.

Carson's translation combines modern language with the normal buildings and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, starting up this historical story of vengeance to a contemporary viewers and revealing the basic wit and morbidity of the unique performs.

Show description

Read or Download An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides PDF

Best theatre books

New PDF release: Staging Philosophy: Intersections of Theater, Performance,

The fifteen unique essays in Staging Philosophy make precious connections among the self-discipline of philosophy and the fields of theater and function and use those insights to increase new theories approximately theater. all of the contributors—leading students within the fields of functionality and philosophy—breaks new flooring, offers new arguments, and gives new theories that may pave the best way for destiny scholarship.

Download e-book for iPad: Aristophanes: The Complete Plays by Aristophanes

A brand-new translation of the world's maximum satirist.

With a signature kind that's immediately bawdy and gentle, in addition to a fearless penchant for lampooning the wealthy and strong, Aristophanes is still arguably the best satirist of all time. gathered listed below are all eleven of his surviving plays-newly translated by way of the prestigious poet and translator Paul Roche.


Read e-book online The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, PDF

Get specialist strategies frequently identified merely by means of Hollywood make-up artists during this full-color, complete publication from comprehensive make-up execs Gretchen Davis and Mindy corridor. the 2 come to you with awesome backgrounds in movie and tv industries--their tasks have incorporated Pearl Harbor, hire, Stuart Little, and The Nanny Diaries, and Mindy corridor is clean off her Academy Award win for her paintings on 2009's superstar Trek.

Download e-book for iPad: 1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels by Tim Miller

    For 1 / 4 century, Tim Miller has labored on the intersection of functionality, politics, and identification, utilizing his own reports to create wonderful yet pointed explorations of existence as a homosexual American man—from the perils and joys of intercourse and relationships to the struggles of political disenfranchisement and creative censorship.

Additional resources for An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides

Sample text

Again I was stranded, and what a sad-looking sack I was. The next day, I got a job as a busboy on the Old Dominion Line boat that carried passengers and freight from Norfolk to New York. The Old Dominion Line docked at Desbrosses Street in New York. It was an eight-mile hike to 120th Street, where my folks lived. Between hitching on the back of horse cars and on an occasional truck, I finally made it. I hadn’t slept for three nights; I was dirty, tired, and still wearing the tuxedo pants and purple shirt.

The record-breaking run of this engagement made theatrical history. Weeks, months, and years went by and audiences grew enamored of me. They took to me so enthusiastically that I began to think the romance was for keeps. But motion pictures got bigger, radio and TV got better, and stage shows got scarcer. Those are the breaks. To many of us, they were heartbreaks. Stage shows were alive, exhilarating, full of highs and lows. Every performance was a new adventure. I liked everything about our kind of theater, from the lovable old stage-door man to “Props,” a guy who could get you 3 A n O l d -T i m e r ’ s l A m e n T any kind of a gadget from a mid-Victorian tiara to a potbellied stove.

When I gave Teddy an accounting of our funds, there was no whimpering. “Seventeen cents,” she said. ” We each had a cup of coffee and a chocolate-covered donut, and we still had two cents left. Those two cents came in handy around five o’clock. We both felt completely empty, and the salted peanuts from the penny machine tasted delicious. After our hearty breakfast, I called on the manager of the theater and sold him and also the other stranded members of the show a larcenous scheme. We would give a benefit performance that night.

Download PDF sample

An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides

by Jason

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 17 votes

Related posts