Orpheus and Eurydice


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Orpheus and Eurydice

looking back to see if Eurydice was following him to earth, he lost her forever. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 103]
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Thus our heroe and the redeemed lady walked in the same manner as Orpheus and Eurydice marched heretofore; but though I cannot believe that Jones was designedly tempted by his fair one to look behind him, yet as she frequently wanted his assistance to help her over stiles, and had besides many trips and other accidents, he was often obliged to turn about.
Sophie burned it all in the Orpheus and Eurydice grate, and kept her own counsel.
The adult "Hadestown," which intertwines the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice and Hades and Persephone, elbowed aside more familiar names, including stage adaptations of "Tootsie" and "Beetlejuice," which both also got best musical nods.
It is a story that kids in grade school know, whether taught via textbooks or oral tradition-the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. It is a Greek tragedy that has been told on text since 8 AD, and dramatized onstage and onscreen since the 1600s.
If not well versed in the Orpheus and Eurydice story, the music of French composer Pascal Dusapin will lap over you and while stimulating your attention through the intertwining of musical styles, flavours, voices and instruments, how much more it will communicate or engage is debatable.
As a complement to this story, Virgil tells the parallel but negative story of Orpheus and Eurydice which, on the contrary, is a story of loss.
Published in 2014, the book - widely acclaimed - locates a version of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth in the North East so loved by the author (Gateshead-born, Northumberland-based).
Whether despite these deconstructive devices or because of them, the story of Orpheus and Eurydice retains its painful power.
Synopsis: Literature and history are filled with epic, romantic love stories Antony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine, Lancelot and Guinevere, Romeo and Juliet, Orpheus and Eurydice but who has experienced or witnessed a real-life love story?
Piers Torday described A Song for Ella Grey as "an intense, windswept reworking of Orpheus and Eurydice that reverberates with intensity and passion, as beautifully presented as it is written".h e added: "The transformative potential of art and the imagination radiates from every page of this book, which is as short, intense and all consuming as the love story it describes."
Almond's title A Song for Ella Grey is said to be an intense, windswept re-working of the Orpheus and Eurydice love story.
A Song for Ella Grey follows the classic tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern world, with all the heartbreak an intense young love can bring.