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5.0 étoiles sur 5Superb19 avril 2014
Par David K. Hill - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
First, I was very surprised and pleased to have found this free ebook. It may be an old translation, but it is nevertheless powerful. Anna Swanwick not only translated but was able to do so in iambic pentameter. I marvel at anyone who can do so. Of course almost all of Shakespeare's plays were in IP, and that is part of the reason he "created" so many words (in order to fit the 10 syllables in each line).
The plot is well known, but is changed in places by Goethe. One must read it slowly as some sentences are "inverted" or have unusual word structures. If you are not familiar with the characters, the internet will provide all the background needed.
Euripides wrote two plays about Iphigenia: I. in Aulis and I. in Tauris. Both are excellent plays full of drama and pathos. Sadly I have never seen them as free ebooks.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5One of the greatest dramas I know27 janvier 2005
Par H. Prior - Publié sur Amazon.com
I can fall into line with the writer of the "product description" who did most wonderful. One exeption: instead of refering to a European spirit, Goethe's works at this time are to be related to the 'Klassik' period, strongly based on the resumption of the ancient Greek, Roman and renaissance ideas of humanity.
I follow as well the given further recommendations of other plays, stressing esp. - e.g. - Gerhard Hauptmann, and adding, e.g., Friedrich Schiller, "Intrigue and Love", and Bertold Brecht, "The Good Person of Szechwan"!
(Pls. don't imply to my comment I'd be focused too much on German drama and literature: I strongly appreciate as well e.g. plays of Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee, just to name some American writers.)