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Alcestis by Henry Gadsby

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Published by Novello, Ewer in London .
Written in English


  • Cantatas, Secular (Men"s voices),
  • Vocal scores with piano,
  • Musical settings

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementEuripides ; with music by Henry Gadsby ; the English version adapted from Dr. Potter"s translation by Frank Murray
SeriesNovello"s original octavo editions of oratorios, cantatas, odes, masses, &c, Novello"s original octavo edition
The Physical Object
Pagination1 vocal score (97 p.)
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26912923M

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This book reminded me quite a bit of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Palace Of Illusions and that's good, because that book is what all myth retellings have to live up to in my mind. Now, bear in mind that I'm not familiar with the original myth of Alcestis. That being said, this book was gorgeous/5. Alcestis book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. At once a vigorous translation of one of Euripides' most subtle and witty /5. May 22,  · When I cam across Alcestis, an entire novel centered around a Greek myth, I thought, "yahtzee!" And to be fair, for the first half of the book, the author delivers: mortals co-existing with gods, gods manipulating mortals' lives, etc. However, about halfway through the book /5(20). Alcestis is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides. It was first produced at the City Dionysia festival in BCE. Euripides presented it as the final part of a tetralogy of unconnected plays in the competition of tragedies, for which he won second prize.

Alcestis Homework Help Questions. What is the character of Admetus in Euripides' Alcestis? Alcestis is a particularly interesting play by Euripides in that it seems to foreshadow New Comedy more. Alcestis was the fairest among the daughters of Pelias, king of Iolcus, and either Anaxibia or Phylomache. She was sister to Acastus, Pisidice, Pelopia and Hippothoe. Alcestis was the wife of Admetus by whom she bore a son, Eumelus, a participant in the siege of Troy, and a daughter, Perimele. Mythology. Alcestis, in Greek legend, the beautiful daughter of Pelias, king of Iolcos. She is the heroine of the eponymous play by the dramatist Euripides (c. – bce). According to legend, the god Apollo helped Admetus, son of the king of Pherae, to harness a lion and a . Feb 01,  · Alcestis is a wonderful first novel from Katharine Beutner, and the only reason I mention it as a first is just because it amazes me that someone can be this good right out of the starting gate. Alcestis' husband, the mortal lover of Apollo has been granted the boon of one refusal to death providing someone steps forward to take his place/5(5).

Alcestis, drama by Euripides, performed in BCE. Though tragic in form, the play ends happily. It was performed in place of the satyr play that usually ended the series of three tragedies that were produced for festival competition. Learn more about the play in this article. Alcestis Medea Andromache Electra Which instance involving flowers does not appear in the book? Clogging the pool gutters with flowers Putting flowers on John’s tomb The tradition of The Year of Magical Thinking Study Guide - Chapter 12 deaths themselves were always final and abrupt. The play deals with the best known episode from Alcestis' life: her death. Apollo comes out from Admetus' palace and tells the audience how he was punished by Zeus to be the king's servant. Because Admetus had been kind to him, Apollo made the Fates/Moirai promise to let Admetus live beyond his allotted time, if he finds someone willing to die instead of him. Alcestis was a princess in Greek mythology, renowned for the love she had for her husband. She was the daughter of the king of Iolcus, Pelias, and Anaxibia. Alcestis was fair and beautiful, and many asked to marry her. Her father issued a competition, saying that the person who would be able to yoke a lion and a bore to a chariot would be allowed to marry Alcestis.