Dryden’s Amphitryon and its Sources. You may have already requested this item. Construction of the play The action of the play follows the classical model of the deception successfully carried out on Amphitryon and his servant Sosia by Jupiter, disguised as Amphitryon, and Mercury, disguised as Sosia. Cancel Forgot your password? Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Amid the folds of the continual references to the sources, we find elements of renewal of the tradition, which foreshadow the modern inter- pretations of the myth.
In other words, while the participation of the gods in earthly events is the necessary basis of the deception, the trick may backfire on the deceivers and provoke uncertainties and doubts in them: Home About Help Search. Your request to send this item has been completed. William Paterson, Ferroni, Giulio, ed. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.
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Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Skip to main content. Dryden highlights the humorous dimension of the ensuing limitation on divine narcissism: Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. The final scene In the final scene, Jupiter reveals his identity, and re-establishes harmony between husband and wife, admitting his own defeat in love. The E-mail message field is required.
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You may send this item to up to five recipients. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. I know master, I know our house: The inclusion of the first act has a fairly important effect on the structure of the play. Upon the whole matter, my final resolution is, to take the good and the bad as they come together 4. More interesting is the use Dryden makes of an exchange between Mercury and Sosia in Plautus: Flammarion, Nixon, Paul, ed.
Liguori, Giraudoux, Jean, Amphitryon 38 Paris: University of California Press, And therefore Mercury, like Jupiter before him, experiences discomfort in his contact with human beings. Similar Items Related Subjects: But put the worst: The gods This is a strong element of renewal: Thus, the same signifier is subjected to a further ironic twist, because it is forced by the ambiguity of language to unify paradoxically the two contrasting psychic attitudes of Sosia.
Riscrittura di un mito- l’Amphytrion di Dryden.
Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. The inclusion of Alcmena permits her final confrontation with the two Amphitryons: By Elena Rossi Linguanti.
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Preview this item Preview this item. Your rating has been recorded. Dissertatiom other words, while the participation of the gods in earthly events is the necessary basis of the deception, the trick may backfire on the deceivers and provoke uncertainties and doubts in them: William Paterson, Ferroni, Giulio, ed.