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Eurydice a tragedy. Adapted for theatrical representation, as performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane.Regulated from the prompt-book, by permission of the Manager. by David Mallet

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Published by Printed for, and under the direction of George Cawthorn in London .
Written in English


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Eurydice is a play by Sarah Ruhl which retells the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of Eurydice, his wife. The story focuses on Eurydice's choice to return to earth with Orpheus or to stay in the underworld with her father (a character created by Ruhl). The following version of this book was used to create the guide: Ruhl, Sarah. Eurydice. Samuel French, Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice is divided into three movements (acts). The first takes place only in the world above. The second and the third take place only in the underworld. This play is based on the classical Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Mar 01,  · Orpheus and Eurydice retells a classical story from Greek mythology. The story has got everything a good story should have: a bad omen, jealousy, everlasting love and powerful forces intervening in the lives of the mortal, where even bringing somebody back to life is possible.4/5. Eurydice is one lucky lady—she's the wife of Orpheus, the first ever rock star. Tragically, though, the lovely nymph (dryad) died not long after the happy couple got hitched, when she was bit .

The news that she has cursed Creon and stabbed herself to death shocks the chorus — and the audience — since such violence and anger seem out of character. In this, Eurydice proves the power of Fate to destroy personality itself, and transform a gentle, quiet woman into a figure of fury and despair. Eurydice, a poem by Portuguese poet Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen in her book No Tempo Dividido; Eurydice, a poem which retells the traditional myth through a feminist lens by British poet Carol Ann Duffy in her book The World's Wife () Honours. Eurydice Peninsula in Antarctica is named after Eurydice. Orpheus' eloquent speech melts the hearts of Hades and Persephone. Surprise, surprise. And – success! – they agree to free Eurydice. But there is a small catch. Hades says Eurydice must walk behind Orpheus as they travel back to the upper world – Orpheus is forbidden from looking back at Eurydice until they have exited the Underworld. The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is similar to the story of Lot. The analogy of "not looking back" is of great importance to both stories. In the Book of Genesis, when God decided to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, two cities drowned in sins, he ordered a good man, Lot, to take his family and leave the area.

Eurydice was a nymph in Greek mythology, one of the daughters of the god Apollo. She was married to Orpheus, a legendary musician and poet. After their marriage, Eurydice was pursued by Aristaeus; in her effort to evade him, she stepped on a snake, she was bitten and died. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot /5(3). Synopsis On the day of her wedding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an Underworld: ripped from her beloved Orpheus, the greatest musician in the world, Eurydice is reunited with her dead father in the Land of the Dead. In Orpheus and Eurydice, the two young lovers travel from idyllic Greek glades to the fiery pits of Hell, from the brink of ecstatic joy to the depths of despair -- all while defending themselves from lascivious demons and vengeful gods.5/5(5).