Amphitryon


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Amphitryon

(ămfĭ`trēən, –ŏn'), in Greek mythology, son of Alcaeus. While betrothed to Alcmene, he accidentally killed her father, Electryon. Alcmene and Amphitryon fled to Thebes, but she demanded that he defeat Pterelaos, her father's enemy. This Amphitryon did, but on the night of his return Zeus took Amphitryon's form and came into Alcmene's bed. That night she conceived children by both Zeus and Amphitryon. Hercules was the son of Zeus, Iphicles the son of Amphitryon.
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The shift in the story's development that affects Overmyer's 1995 Amphitryon is the one in Heinrich von Kleist's 1806 Amphitryon: A Comedy after Moliere (Ein Lustspiel nach Moliere).
to translate the sixth satire, Dryden seems to reiterate the point embodied by Amphitryon and its prologue concerning his powers and especially his masculine energies as satirist.
For this act, his foster father, Amphitryon, took Hercules away to the mountains to be reared by rude shepherds.
Apart from Tiger at the Gates, his other plays drawn from these sources include Amphitryon 38 (1929; translated as 1938), Judith (1931; translated as 1963), electre (1937; translated as Electra, 1955), and Sodome et Gomorre (1943).
Carlos Franz; Las muertes paralelas, Sergio Missana; Amphitryon, Ignacio Padilla y Abril rojo, Santiago Rocangliolo.
25) Everywhere, dramatists and apologists pointed to Plautus's famous prologue to Amphitryon (second century BC), where Mercury in his address to the audience refers to the play as a "tragicomedy" in order to legitimize the contemporary non-Aristotelian tendency to mix the dramatic genres.
24) Sondheim's Company and Schonberg and Eisles's Pierrot Lunaire, staged for the Lliure in 1997 and 1999 respectively, Breton's La verbena de la paloma produced by Focus in 1996, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri's El barberillo de Lavapies for Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela in 1999 as well as the poetic thrust of Moliere's Amphitryon for the Lliure in 1995, Bernhard's Ritter, Dene, Voss at Barcelona's Sala Beckett, and Synge's The Tinker's Wedding and The Shadow of the Glen at Barcelona's Jove Teatre Regina in 1990.
This is further complicated by the arrival of Amphitryon, sword drawn and ready to defend his family:
In the Moliere rarity Amphitryon, which he staged in 2002 at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston (he describes it as "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
But I say--what was Amphitryon presented with from the Telobojan spoils?
Amphitryon no es antisemita, es una novela que habla del mal.
Exactly what this amounts to is explored by reference to Mann's essays on Kleist's Amphitryon (1927) and on Freud (1929 and 1936), as well as Mann's reading of Civilisation and its Discontents (1929).