By A. M. Bowie
This publication examines the performs of the Greek comedian author Aristophanes and makes an attempt to reconstruct the responses of the unique audiences by utilizing anthropological options to match the performs with these Greek myths and rituals that percentage comparable tale styles or material. it's the first booklet to use this sort of research systematically to the entire comedies, and in addition differs from previous reviews in that it doesn't impose a unmarried interpretative constitution at the performs. All Greek is translated.
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Wikipedia says "The condominium of Bernarda Alba (Spanish: los angeles 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 ladies within the villages of Spain. the home of Bernarda Alba was once Lorca's final play, accomplished on 19 June 1936, months earlier than the author's homicide via the Nationalists (fascists) in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict. 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 reside there.
The planned exclusion of any male personality from the motion is helping increase the excessive point of sexual stress that's current through the play. Pepe "el Romano", the affection curiosity of Bernarda's daughters and suitor of Angustias, by no means seems on degree. The play explores topics of repression, ardour, and conformity, and inspects the results of guys upon girls. "
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A. fr. 393; cf. Ale. 333; Theognis 499f. Compare the depiction of an obscenely riotous satyr or a drunken man in the tondo of a cup, so that the drinker sees this figure as it were in a 26 1989: 151. mirror. 16 Introduction and disruption that the god deploys. 27 Other vases use the face of a satyr: 28 ... the hilarity of the companions of Dionysus certainly expresses] the liberating madness that imposes itself on whoever receives the god and throws into question, with him, the categories of the organized world, breaking down the barriers separating animal from man, man from god, obliterating social roles, sex, and age.
Such a proposal to stone him is contrary to Athenian law: 'there is no indication that stoning was ever a legal punishment in Athens. x> The significance of these violent scenes involving the Chorus can be summed up in their attitude to Amphitheus. It is ironic that men who claim once to have kept up with Phayllus, an Olympic athlete (211-14), should use the word spondophoros (216) of one to whom they are offering violence. 14 This point is emphasised by the fact that Amphitheus is closely associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries through his genealogical links with Demeter, the goddess of the Mysteries, and two heroes who played an important role in Eleusinian myth and cult: Triptolemus, the Attic hero who introduced to men the art of agriculture given him by Demeter,15 and Celeus, king of Eleusis, who entertained the goddess 9 10 11 12 14 15 Bonner & Smith 1930: 11 277 quote Plut.
PV402-4 (complaint against Zeus's 'private laws'); Wasps i iO2ff. (pride in the courts); Socrates in Pi. g. 24. 64 Cf. Fraenkel 1950: 369, 770 on A. Ag. 809, 1625. ) also splits up two aspects of Athenian life that were essentially connected: membership of the symposium and of the hoplite battle-line were parallel, as is shown by vases and cups which link them together: cf. g. Lissarrague 1990: 71, H5f. 21 compares citizens to 'contributors' who must give to the 'common political feast (eranos)'.
Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy by A. M. Bowie