If in The Bacchae
, as John Ferguson has said, "the power of salvation has become the power of destruction," Albert argues that in Major Barbara "the power of destruction becomes the power of salvation" (207).
The re-enactment of the end of the Bacchae
at the end of Crassus' life invites explanation, particularly because no trace of the story is found in extant sources earlier than Plutarch.
He begins with an abstract discussion of Huizinga's Homo Ludens, but the takeaway here is that theater is illusion, and no one manipulates illusion better than the author of plays such as Rhesus, Helen, and Bacchae
The impressive professional team working on the show includes choreographer Marie GabrielleRotie, who worked with Sir Peter Hall on The Bacchae
at The National Theatre, and David Coulter, formerly of The Pogues, who has designed a sound score.
In Greek mythology, staff carried by Dionysus, the wine god, and his votaries (the Bacchae
Chapter three then discusses the commentary of Adonia on funeral rituals through elements of lamentation and closure, working from references in Lysistrata and comparisons to the Bacchae
inhuman glory, the monsters of their stories like Bacchae
Opening at Rudry Parish Hall, near Caerphilly, before touring as part of the Arts Council of Wales' Night Out Scheme - which takes performances to those who can't easily get access to them - The Village Social is loosely inspired by Euripides' The Bacchae
, and described by its creators as "The Vicar of Dibley meets The Wicker Man".
The claim: the notorious Athenian politician Alcibiades is a central figure in Sophocles' extant plays (all save Electra and Trachiniae), in Euripides' Bacchae
and Cyclops (at least), in Plato's Gorgias, and in other literary texts (the book's subtitle).
Flanked by a team of tony collaborators (translator Nicholas Rudall, choreographer David Neumann, dramaturg James Leverett and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton), Akalaitis envisages an outdoor Bacchae
whose maenadic ecstasies and horrific darkness will be just as exultant and dangerous indoors, when it transfers to D.
by Euripides -- and dating from around 405 BC -- is the story of the funloving, naughty god Dionysus who is determined to have his orgiastic celebration in Thebes despite the disapproval of Pentheus, the King of Thebes.
A scene from NTS's Black Watch; Little Otik by the National Theatre of Scotland; The National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Bacchae
, starring Alan Cumming (above) and John E McGrath (left)
So he decided to give Bacchae
(Vakhes) by Euripides a female spin; the eight-actress show, using a new version of the text by University of Athens dean and professor Marika Thomadaki, travels the U.
Dionysus Alan Cumming Pentheus Tony Curran Agave Paola Dionisotti Cadmus Ewan Hooper Tiresias Ralph Riach The Bacchae
In "Dionysiac Triangles: The Politics of Culture in Wole Soyinka's The Bacchae
of Euripides," Barbara Goff claims that the play reconceptualizes the cultural relation obtaining between Greece, Africa, and the West, whereby Africa and Greece ate shown to share a fundamental identity that does away with the mediating power of the West.