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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E7boehm rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Retrieved 20 October 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 The Atreidan myth is jofmannsthal only subject common to all three extant Greek tragic dramatists, though they approached it in different ways.

Elektra is at once terrifying and elating, and to experience it is to go beyond the limits of reason into a world of naked, uncontrollable emotion.

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She responds that this is not true and that all the gold that her mother has sent was not being used to support her son but to have him killed. Valentina rated it liked it Aug 09, Urs rated it liked it Mar 23, Anita Dollmanits rated it really liked it Sep 25, Der Rosenkavalier film. Paperback80 pages.


Once work on the score was begun, Strauss, usually the most fluent and confident of musicians, began to suffer from composer’s block. Chrysothemis begs Elektra to leave, wishing only to speak to her mother.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Elektra smiles brightly, knowing that Orest has killed their mother. One of the worst plays I have ever read.

Elektra complex

Elektra goes on to praise her sister and her beauty, promising that Eleltra shall be her slave at her bridal chamber in exchange for the assistance in her task. Sabrina rated it really liked it Apr 17, Followed by her retinue, Klytaemnestra comes to make another sacrifice to appease the gods, but she stops at the sight of Elektra and wishes that she were not there to disturb her.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Preview — Elektra by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Isabel Giunian rated it liked it Feb 28, Terrified by nightmares of Orest’s return, Klytemnestra asks Elektra to interpret and cure her dreams.

In some productions, they are spoken by Klytaemnestra or The Trainbearer or the Confidante. Books by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. She warns her sister that their mother plans to lock Elektra in a tower, but she is rebuffed. Angelo rated it really liked it Nov 17, There is no divinely imposed pattern of retribution, elekktra Furies to goad and torment his Orest, and the characters are consequently at the mercy of their own uncontrollable psyches and elsktra obsessions. Klytaemnestra laughs hysterically and, mocking Elektra, leaves.


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Elektra has often been cited as the first play to take Freudian theory on board. InElektra may have been disturbing, but it was also disturbingly familiar and at the start of the 21st century, it seems so again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. His response to Reinhardt’s request was to haul Sophocles into the present.

W hen Richard Strauss’s Elektra was ushered on-stage in Dresden in Januaryit was greeted by the critical equivalent of fits and screaming.

This was made worse by the introduction of the ‘s film production which hofmannsrhal odd and disturbing.