By Robert J. Milch
Probably the most winning playwrights of old Greece, Aeschylus wrote approximately ninety performs, yet this present day basically 7 live on. Credited with introducing a moment actor onstage, his performs retell the battles, victories, and social ramifications of existence within the golden days of Athens. those performs are 2,500 years outdated and nonetheless played, for they converse on to the human psyche.
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Wikipedia says "The condominium of Bernarda Alba (Spanish: l. a. casa de Bernarda Alba) is a play by way of the Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. Commentators have usually grouped it with Blood marriage ceremony and Yerma as a "rural trilogy". Lorca didn't comprise it in his plan for a "trilogy of the Spanish earth" (which remained unfinished on the time of his murder). 
Lorca defined the play in its subtitle as a drama of girls within the villages of Spain. the home of Bernarda Alba used to be Lorca's final play, accomplished on 19 June 1936, months prior to the author's homicide by means of the Nationalists (fascists) throughout the Spanish Civil struggle. The play used to be first played in 1945. The play facilities at the occasions of a home in Andalusia in the course of a interval of mourning, within which Bernarda Alba (aged 60) wields overall keep watch over over her 5 daughters Angustias (39 years old), Magdalena (30), Amelia (27), Martirio, (24), and Adela (20). The housekeeper (La Poncia) and Bernarda's aged mom (María Josefa) additionally stay there.
The planned exclusion of any male personality from the motion is helping increase the excessive point of sexual pressure that's current in the course of the play. Pepe "el Romano", the affection curiosity of Bernarda's daughters and suitor of Angustias, by no means seems to be on degree. The play explores issues of repression, ardour, and conformity, and inspects the consequences of guys upon girls. "
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Justice will now be secured by an impartial and rational human court. The new justice will be tempered by mercy and understanding, as in the trial of Orestes. The sacred institutions of Athens are glorified as the pattern of earthly justice and happiness. "Holy persuasion," reason, is the civilizing instrument of the new order. The closing pageant binds together all elements of the new harmony--primitive and modern, divine and human--and the brilliant pageant, an imitation of Athens' most holy festival, symbolizes the fulfillment of man's long and painful groping toward a satisfactory organization of society.
Orestes says that he willingly admits the murder but does not himself know whether he did right or wrong. Apollo asserts that all the oracles he has ever spoken, whether pertaining to man, woman, or city, have been in accordance with the will of Zeus. The oracle by which he commanded Orestes to murder his mother was no exception and embodied the express wishes of Zeus. And, he warns the jurors, the will of Zeus has more force than the oaths they have taken to judge according to their own understanding of the case.
The chorus demand that Apollo acknowledge his own guilt in this crime, for it was he who ordered Orestes to commit matricide. Apollo defends himself by saying he ordered Orestes to avenge the murder of Agamemnon. In response, the Furies accuse Apollo of having given sanctuary to Orestes despite his bloodguilt, and of having abused them, the divinely ordained avengers of Clytaemestra, in the pursuit of their duty. Apollo points out that the Furies made no effort to punish Clytaemestra for killing Agamemnon.
Agamemnon, The Choephori, The Eumenides (Cliffs Notes) by Robert J. Milch