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bacchae:

see maenadsmaenads
, in Greek and Roman religion and mythology, female devotees of Dionysus. They roamed mountains and forests, adorned with ivy and skins of animals, waving the thyrsus.
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According to tradition, Euripides wrote The Bacchae in wild Macedon after leaving a doomed Athens in 408, a few years before the disastrous end of the Peloponnesian War.
Greatness is the secular name for Divinity," Shaw declared in The Revolutionist's Handbook appended to Man and Superman (57); Albert takes the sentiment quite literally in his explorations of the connections between Major Barbara and The Bacchae, reading Undershaft as a secularized Dionysian figure.
In addition to the Euripidean fragment Meleager, Swinburne took Aeschylus' tragic trilogy Oresteia as his central source, while Michael Field drew on the Bacchae of Euripides.
In the final chapter of the book Dave Bell presents a psychological interpretation of the Greek tragedy The Bacchae.
3-4), (23) and he is appalled by the barbaric presentation of Crassus' head in place of a standard prop in the Parthians' version of Euripides' Bacchae (Crassus 33.
A Tony Award(R)-winner for his role as Emcee in Cabaret, Cumming recently starred Off Broadway in The Seagull, and will be on stage this summer at the Lincoln Center Festival in Euripides' The Bacchae.
When Doomsday is released, Cal will still be on screen as intense detective John Keenan in BBC1 police drama Holby Blue and he has just started rehearsals for the National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Bacchae.
Inspired by Euripides' masterpiece The Bacchae this show wowed audiences at last year's Edinburgh Festival and got the critics excited as well.
35) The Dionysos in Euripides' Bacchae, for example, is described by Pentheus as attractive to women, not athletic (i.
Especially among recent Irish playwrights there has been a continual return to the themes and forms of the classical Greek dramatists: Seamus Heaney's The Cure at Troy (1990), a version of Sophocles's Philoctetes, and The Burial at Thebes (2004), a version of Antigone; Tom Paulin's The Riot Act (1986), another version of Antigone; Frank McGuinness's Electra (1997) and Hecuba (2004); Derek Mahon's Bacchae (1991); and Brendan Kennelly's Medea (1991), The Trojan Women (1993), and Antigone (1996).
Among the topics are friendship and its limits in Leon Battista Alberti's Della Famiglia, the very idea of pop aesthetics, the tragic rhythm of the Scandinavian ballad, Orosius and the spectacle of Roman religious defeat, Joycean permutations of a Roman pope Peter, and a propaedeutic from the Bacchae of Euripides for interpreting Luke's Stephen-section in Acts 6:1-8:4.
Long, swinging hair renders the women, who danced like a pack of sly schoolgirl Bacchae, virtually faceless.