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Demystifying Theatre and Performance: The interest in discovering the motivations of Euripides has heretofore spawned different interpretations of his classic play and until now the issue has yet to be resolved. In order to better understand The Bacchae, it is paramount that myths be first understood.
As such, these tales carry with them superstition and symbolisms surrounding the Gods of the Ancient, and were often transferred from generation to generation to keep traditions and customs alive, including prohibitions, taboos, and rites. All myths, however, as all other components of culture, serve to create harmony and balance in the social, cultural, and political order of these societies.
The taboo on incest, for instance, is demonstrated by the punishment of blindness to Oedipus who not only saw his mother in her nakedness but also slept with her http: Called the God of wine, he was one of the earth deities, and like Persephone or Demeter his feast was done on the first harvest.
It can be argued, however, that there were major differences between the two, with the former being involved in his worship willingly while the maenads were shown to be women driven mad by the wine God for resisting his worship. Consequently, different versions arise from the constant retelling of tales and stories in a manner that would suit the prevailing perspective or by those opposing it through new ideas and concepts.
By taking the myth of Dionysus and transforming it into a play that crossed the boundary between comedy and tragedy, Euripides was able to destroy the traditional way by which the Greeks perceived Dionysus whom he cast as the central character of the play.
Dionysos here becomes an active actor and also planner of the events on stage, and it is he who is responsible for the events that unfold in the eyes of the spectator.
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It is suggested that Euripides consciously altered the concept of divinity of Dionysos into that of a mean, vengeful God by showing the audience how tricky and malicious the Gods can be Glover Instead, it was Pentheus who betrayed himself by his wicked desire to see the Bacchantes perform Dionysian rites: His pride and arrogance, however, prevents the King Pentheus from being swayed into Dionysian worship and he sends the old Mariner into prison Ov.
In the Bacchae, Dionysos is as real as human flesh and it is in this form that he presents himself to Pentheus. However, the king still fails to recognize him for what he is. These symbols are the elements of theatre itself, over which Bacchus is supreme.
Euripides himself seems to affirm this by stating that: The gods appear in many forms, carrying with them unwelcome things. What people thought would happen never did.
What they did not expect, the gods made happen Eur. The elaboration on the theatrical symbols of music, costume, and dance therefore gains significance—and is most natural—given that it is the God of theater himself who is stage. The role of the Bacchae in demystifying theatre therefore lies in the ways by which it transcends the entertainment aspect of the stageplay and transforms it into one that engages the audience into critical thought and examination through the presentation of alternate realities eg.
Pentheus dressing up as a maenad and primping as he does so, Dionysos tempting Pentheus to spy on the maenads, etc. For instance, the viewer becomes uncomfortable by the definition of Dionysos that Euripides presents: Euripides also presents the spectacle of Pentheus death as a source of exultation for the chorus and the maenads while to the spectators it is viewed as a tragic incident.
However, Euripides also warns against the latter choice; it is through this judgment that Pentheus is undone and is led to his early death and slaughter.
Translated by Ian Johnston July Downloaded from the Project Gutenberg website on February 26, Downloaded from the Internet Classics Archive on March 1, The Masque of Dionysos. Transactions of the American Philological Association The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 49 1:The five-pointed star or pentagram is one of the most potent, powerful, and persistent symbols in human history.
It has been important to almost every ancient culture, from the Mayans of Latin America, to India, China, Greece, and Egypt. It has been found scratched on the walls of Neolithic caves, and in Babylonian drawings, where it marks the pattern .
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Most of them have been confounded by how the play deliberately twists Dionysus’ tale.