Penthesilea (1808) is a tragedy by the German playwright Heinrich von Kleist about the mythological Amazon queen, Penthesilea, described as an exploration of sexual frenzy. Goethe rejected it as "unplayable".
The drama opens on the battlefield before the gates of Troy, where the Greeks are besieging the city and are interrupted by belligerent Amazons who attack and endanger the Greek princes. The Greeks, distracted from capturing Troy as their leader Agamemnon has ordered, try to contact the Amazon queen Penthesilea to understand her motives.
In the second scene the Greeks learn that Penthesilea has captured their hero Achilles. The messenger provides a vivid account of the Amazons' surprise attack. They surrounded Achilles, who first freed himself and tried to flee until his horses and his cart collapsed. Penthesilea and her followers drew closer, but when the queen toppled and fell, he had another chance to flee, and escaped.
In the fourth scene the Greeks welcome Achilles and acclaim him for his escape. Meanwhile, the Amazons rashly celebrate their victory, whereupon Penthesilea gets furious. Her fury culminates in a quarrel with Prothoe, her most intimate confidante and soulmate. The reason is that Prothoe, as the queen later learns, has fallen in love with one of the Greek prisoners of war. At the end of the scene they settle their dispute, because Penthesilea cannot live without the devoted Prothoe.
Now, the Archpriestess gets onto the scene, with her maidens, who are plucking roses for their queen's first victory. Competing for the most and prettiest roses, the girls start to quarrel. Their dispute is interrupted by an Amazon in gear who announces that the Greek prisoners won't accept any hospitality.
The following scene shows an Amazon captain report to the Archpriestess about the fighting between Penthesilea and Achilles. Prothoe tries to convince her leader to return home, but the queen refuses to listen and insists on staying at the place.
This proves to be fatal, because the Greeks start their attack very soon after. Penthesilea refuses to flee, not even on the counseling of her closest confidants and the priestesses with Prothoe declaring to be willing to stay with her and meet their fate.
The central dynamic of the play lies in the mutual passion of Achilles and Penthesilea. Kleist reverses the narrative found in Homer: Achilles does not kill, but rather is killed – due to a characteristically Kleistian misunderstanding of his intentions – by the Amazonian queen. When Penthesilea recognizes her mistake, she causes her own death, through force of internal self-directed will.
Penthesilea ( 1808 ) is a tragedy by the German playwright Heinrich von Kleist about the mythological Amazon queen, Penthesilea , described as an exploration of sexual frenzy. Goethe rejected it as "unplayable". Summary The drama opens on the battlefield before the gates of Troy , where the Greeks are besieging the city and are interrupted by belligerent Amazons who attack and endanger the Greek princes. The Greeks, distracted from capturing Troy as their leader Agamemnon has ordered, try to contact the Amazon queen Penthesilea to understand her motives. In the second scene the Greeks learn that Penthesilea has captured their hero Achilles . The messenger provides a vivid account of the Amazons' surprise attack. They surrounded Achilles, who first freed himself and tried to flee until his horses and his cart collapsed. Penthesilea and her followers drew closer, but when the queen toppled and fell, he had another chance to flee, and escaped. Penthesilea by Arturo Michelena In the fourth scene the Greeks welcom
Penthesilea was an Amazonian queen in Greek mythology. Penthesilea may also refer to: 271 Penthesilea , a large main belt asteroid Penthesilea (Kleist) , a tragedy by Heinrich von Kleist Penthesilea (opera) , a one-act opera by Othmar Schoeck Penthesilea (moth) , a genus of moths Penthesilea Painter , a Greek vase painter Penthesilea was an Amazonian queen in Greek mythology. Penthesilea may also refer to: 271 Penthesilea , a large main belt asteroid Penthesilea (Kleist) , a tragedy by Heinrich von Kleist Penthesilea (opera) , a one-act opera by Othmar Schoeck Penthesilea (moth) , a genus of moths Penthesilea Painter , a Greek vase painter
Penthesilea (1862), by Gabriel-Vital Dubray (1813-1892). East façade of the Cour Carrée in the Louvre palace, Paris Penthesilea ( Greek : Πενθεσίλεια ) or Penthesileia was an Amazonian queen in Greek mythology , the daughter of Ares and Otrera and the sister of Hippolyta , Antiope and Melanippe . Quintus Smyrnaeus explains more fully than pseudo-Apollodorus how Penthesilea came to be at Troy: Penthesilea had killed Hippolyta with a spear when they were hunting deer; this accident caused Penthesilea so much grief that she wished only to die, but, as a warrior and an Amazon, she had to do so honorably and in battle. She therefore was easily convinced to join in the Trojan War , fighting on the side of Troy 's defenders. Penthesilea in Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica Penthesilea arrives in Troy at the start of Posthomerica , the night before the fighting is due to recommence following Hector's death and funeral. She came to Troy to prove to others that her people, the Amazons, are great warriors and can share th
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Goethe Institut Kuala Lumpur Goethe-Institut, Prague Goethe Institut Oslo The Goethe-Institut Philippinen in Makati City , Philippines . Library of the Goethe-Institut Philippines The Goethe-Institut ( German: , GI , English: Goethe Institute) is a non-profit German cultural association operational worldwide with 159 institutes, promoting the study of the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations. The Goethe-Institut fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on German culture, society and politics. This includes the exchange of films , music , theatre , and literature . Goethe cultural societies, reading rooms, and exam and language centers have played a role in the cultural and educational policies of Germany for more than 60 years. It is named after German poet and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe . The Goethe-Institut e.V. is autonomous and politically independent. Partners of the institute and its centers are public and private cultural institu
Female Warrior #6 "Behind the Line", Pencil on board, 1982 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Pencil on board, 1985 The Bible - Solomon - Song of Songs 8, 6-7, Acrylic, rich pale gold and cloth on linen, 1997 God gave us another Gift # 9 - Blue Flower - Novalis ", Photography, 2013 Kunstverein Familie Montez in June 2016, Video Still Image, 2016 Christiaan Dirk Tonnis (born June 5, 1956, Saarbrücken , Germany) is a German symbolist / realist painter , draftsman , video artist and published author. He studied at the HfG Offenbach with Dieter Lincke and Herbert Heckmann ( de ), and lives in Frankfurt , Germany. Work Tonnis’ works are "supported with psychological knowledge" His earliest drawings reflect his interest in psychoanalysis and psychopathology such as, catatonic rigidity or the postnatal psychosis depicted in his 1980–85 collection. To "show the psychic as a second face" he "uses stitchings, masks and fragments of masks—they are sometimes barely visible" ... in his portraits the artist Christiaan Tonnis shows us t
Javor Gardev ( Bulgarian : Явор Гърдев ) is a Bulgarian stage and film director. He was born on February 23, 1972 in Sofia , Bulgaria. Bio Javor Gardev holds an MA degree in Philosophy from Sofia University, and in Theatre Directing from the Bulgarian National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. He has staged thirty-three performances in his home country and abroad. This includes Williams Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and “King Lear”, Edward Albee’s “The Goat or Who is Sylvia?” and “The Play about the Baby” (Officially endorsed by Edward Albee), Martin McDonagh’s “A Behanding in Spokane” and “The Pillowman”, Tracy Letts’ “Killer Joe”, Ethan Coen’s “Almost an Evening”, among others. Gardev has directed radio-drama and authored performance art and video art works. His long feature debut film Zift (2008) won nineteen domestic and international awards and special mentions. Javor Gardev won “Silver St. George” for Best Director in Main Competition at the 30th Moscow IFF. “Zift” was part of the selections of fifty four diff
Silvia Monfort (born Simone Marguerite Favre-Bertin ; 6 June 1923, Paris–30 March 1991, Paris) was a French actress and theatre director. She was the daughter of the sculptor Charles Favre-Bertin and wife of Pierre Gruneberg . She was named Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1973, Officer of Arts and Letters in 1979 and then Commander of Arts and Letters in 1983. She is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery . Early life Monfort was born in the neighborhood of Le Marais , on Rue Elzévir , a short distance away from Rue de Thorigny , where she would set up her first theatre much later. Her family had lived in this Parisian neighborhood for seven generations. She lost her mother very early and her father put her in a boarding school. She undertook her secondary studies first at lycée Victor Hugo and then at lycée Victor Duruy . She obtained her baccalauréat at 14 with special permission. Her father had intended for her career to be spent at the Gobelin manufactory but she preferred the theatre and took classes with Jea
Maurice Bernard Sendak ( ; June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books . He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are , first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust . Besides Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen , Outside Over There , and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik . Life and career Early life Sendak was born in New York City in the borough of Brooklyn to Polish Jewish immigrant parents named Sadie (née Schindler) and Philip Sendak , a dressmaker. Sendak described his childhood as a "terrible situation" due to the death of members of his extended family during the Holocaust which exposed him at a young age to the concept of mortality. His love of books began when, as a child, he developed health problems and was confined to his bed.
Marianne Denicourt (born 14 May 1966) is a French actress, director and screenwriter who has appeared in more than 50 films and television productions since 1986. She studied under Patrice Chéreau in 1985-86 at the Ecole du Théâtre des Amandiers in the western Paris suburb of Nanterre . Theatre Year Title Author Director Notes 1987 Platonov Anton Chekhov Patrice Chéreau Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers Penthesilea Heinrich von Kleist Pierre Romans Festival d'Avignon 1988 The Winter's Tale William Shakespeare Luc Bondy Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers 1988-89 Hamlet William Shakespeare Patrice Chéreau (2) Festival d'Avignon 1995 Anatol Arthur Schnitzler Louis-Do de Lencquesaing Théâtre de Nice 1998 Skylight David Hare Bernard Murat Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse 1999 The Blue Room Arthur Schnitzler Bernard Murat (2) Théâtre Antoine-Simone Berriau 2004 A Spanish Play Yasmina Reza Luc Bondy (2) Théâtre de la Madeleine 2006 La Musica Marguerite Duras Nicole Aubry Théâtre de l'Atelier 2007 Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher Arthur Hone