abstract. In Elektra Hofmannsthal created a drama more of its time than he cared to admit, but he concealed this specificity in the ‘eternal’ materials of myth. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. HOFMANNSTHAL’S ELEKTRA. Herman K. Doswald. Huco voN HOFMANNSTIIAL was one of the early writers in the 20th. Century to question the power of.

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As a young servant comes out of the house to fetch the master, he trips over Elektra and Chrysothemis.

Paperback80 pages. Before the opera begins, Agamemnon has sacrificed Iphigenia on the ruse that she is to be married, and subsequently elektar off to war against Troy.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Once work on the score was begun, Strauss, usually the most fluent and confident of musicians, began to suffer from composer’s block. Various aspects from the myth are minimized as background to Elektra’s character and her obsession.

Strauss, meanwhile, saw Elektra during its opening run in the winter of and promptly contacted Hofmannsthal with a view to turning it into an opera. Chrysothemis comes to tell her: She must be awakened and chased around the house just like an animal that is being hunted. Der Rosenkavalier film.

Sabrina rated it really liked it Apr 17, Isabel rated it it was ok Dec 18, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Natalia Natful rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Want to Read saving…. Elisa Baiguini rated it it was hofmannstjal Oct 18, Klytaemnestra confides to her daughter that she has been suffering nightmares every night and that she still has not found the way to appease the gods.

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A shout is heard from within the Palace, then a grim hofmannstyal. The result is a very modern, expressionistic retelling of the ancient Greek myth.

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In some respects this is erroneous, since the only psychoanalytic work Hofmannsthal knew at the time was Studies on Hysteria, co-written by Freud and Joseph Breuer and published in There is no divinely imposed pattern of retribution, no Furies to goad and torment his Orest, and the characters are consequently at the eoektra of hogmannsthal own uncontrollable psyches and irrationalistic obsessions. Matteo Marini rated it liked it Jun 24, Return to Book Page.

Sophocles’ Electra, centring on the heroine’s grief for her father and her overwhelming desire for Orestes to return to shed his mother’s blood, is widely regarded as the most psychologically advanced of Greek tragedies though Sophocles still presents the Atreides as motivated by divine commandments.

Chrysothemis leaves the Palace but, unlike Elektra, she is meek and accommodating, and has remained on hotmannsthal terms with Klytaemnestra and Aegisth; she enjoys the privileges that come with being a Princess. Elektra’s relentless thirst for blood fuels Klytemnestra’s guilt, which she seeks in turn to assuage by turning to her daughter in the hope of some sort of solace. Terrified by nightmares of Orest’s return, Klytemnestra asks Elektra to interpret and cure her dreams.

Strauss and Hofmannsthal were holding up a mirror to their times and many didn’t like the hovmannsthal. Julia rated it it was amazing May 16, Open Elektraa See a Problem? She hears that he is expecting to be called from within the Palace because he has a message for the lady of the house.


Daniel rated it liked it Feb 05, The hofmnnsthal was the first of many collaborations between Strauss and Hofmannsthal.

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The collaboration between Strauss and Hofmannthal lasted for more than 20 years and became one of the most famous partnerships in operatic history, though neither was to produce work of such dreadful intensity again. The words are not sung. Determined to do it alone, she digs for epektra axe that killed her father, but is interrupted by a mysterious man who comes into the courtyard.

Hofmannstha, Study by Paul Bekker”. Books by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world’s literature.

Apr 08, Carlo Mayer added it Shelves: Roseamongflowers rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Strauss was a secretive man, and his chirrupy letters to Hofmannsthal make no mention of the trauma he was going through, namely that the text was triggering hofmahnsthal anxieties deriving from his own ambivalent attitude towards his parents.

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