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The Alcestiad : or, A life in the sun : a play in three acts, with a satyr play, the drunken sisters

Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1977.
Series: Cass Canfield book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st trade edView all editions and formats
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The Alcestiad by Thornton Wilder tells the story of Admetus, King of Thessaly (rich in horses), his wife Alcestis, and the triumphs and tragedies they endure as favorites of the god Apollo. Every major event in their marriage is a direct result of the interference of Apollo, though this is not made clear in The Alcestiad. Rather, the extent of Apollo{u2019}s involvement is made clear in the accompanying satyr play,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
Alcestiad.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1977
(OCoLC)561353112
Named Person: Alcestis, Queen consort of Admetus King of Pherae; Alcestis, Queen consort of Admetus King of Pherae.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0060146389 9780060146382
OCLC Number: 3169423
Description: xxi, 129 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Alcestiad --
The drunken sisters.
Series Title: Cass Canfield book.
Responsibility: Thornton Wilder.

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The Alcestiad by Thornton Wilder tells the story of Admetus, King of Thessaly (rich in horses), his wife Alcestis, and the triumphs and tragedies they endure as favorites of the god Apollo. Every major event in their marriage is a direct result of the interference of Apollo, though this is not made clear in The Alcestiad. Rather, the extent of Apollo{u2019}s involvement is made clear in the accompanying satyr play, The Drunken Sisters. --readingandruminations.wordpress.com.

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