Hippolytus-The Bacchae Bc- Bc Euripides

ISBN: 9781153627443

Published: August 10th 2012

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40 pages


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Hippolytus-The Bacchae  by  Bc- Bc Euripides

Hippolytus-The Bacchae by Bc- Bc Euripides
August 10th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 40 pages | ISBN: 9781153627443 | 3.59 Mb

Excerpt: ...me, thy righteous and god-fearing heart! HIPPOLYTUS Farewell- A long farewell, dear Father, ere we part! THESEUS bends down and embraces him passionately. THESEUS Not yet!-O hope and bear while thou hast breath! HIPPOLYTUS Lo, I haveMoreExcerpt: ...me, thy righteous and god-fearing heart! HIPPOLYTUS Farewell- A long farewell, dear Father, ere we part! THESEUS bends down and embraces him passionately. THESEUS Not yet!-O hope and bear while thou hast breath! HIPPOLYTUS Lo, I have borne my burden. This is death... Quick, Father- lay the mantle on my face. THESEUS covers his face with a mantle and rises.

THESEUS Ye bounds of Pallas and of Pelops race, What greatness have ye lost! Woe, woe is me! Thou Cyprian, long shall I remember thee! CHORUS On all this folk, both low and high, A grief hath fallen beyond mens fears. There cometh a throbbing of many tears, A sound as of waters falling. For when great men die, A mighty name and a bitter cry Rise up from a nation calling. They move into the Castle, carrying the body of HIPPOLYTUS.

____________________________________________________________________ THE BACCHAE OF EURIPIDES DRAMATIS PERSONAE DIONYSUS, THE GOD- son of Zeus and of the Theban princess Semele. CADMUS, formerly King of Thebes, father of Semele. PENTHEUS, King of Thebes, grandson of Cadmus. AGAVE, daughter of Cadmus, mother of Pentheus. TEIRESIAS, an aged Theban prophet. A SOLDIER OF PENTHEUS GUARD. TWO MESSENGERS.

A CHORUS OF INSPIRED DAMSELS, following Dionysus from the East. The play was first produced after the death of Euripides by his son who bore the same name, together with the Iphigenia in Aulis and the Alcmaeon, probably in the year 405 B.C. The background represents the front of the Castle of PENTHEUS, King of Thebes.

At one side is visible the sacred Tomb of Semele, a little enclosure overgrown with wild vines, with a cleft in the rocky floor of it from which there issues at times steam or smoke. The God DIONYSUS _is discovered alone. DIONYSUS Behold, Gods Son is...



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