maenad

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maenad

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Classical myth a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus; bacchante
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Auden wrote an odd assortment of librettos: the American operetta Paul Bunyan (with music by another Englishman in exile, Benjamin Britten); the pastiche The Rake's Progress, based on Hogarth drawings; an homage to opera, Elegy for Young Lovers, and The Bassarids, after Euripides, for Hans Werner Henze; and an adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost for Nicolas Nabokov.
Both Elegy and The Bassarids are fascinating works.