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Amphitryon 38; a comedy in prologue and three acts;

Author: Jean Giraudoux; S N Behrman
Publisher: New York, Dramatists Play Service [©1938]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Acting edView all editions and formats
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Follows the outlines of the legend of Amphitryon, Alkmena and Jupiter, in which Jupiter descends to Earth to seduce Alkmena. Difficulties arise when the father of the gods is met with stubborn resistance. For Alkmena is faithful to her husband Amphitryon, and even the greatest god can win her only after much ungodlike embarrassment and, in desperation, the unsportsmanlike device of impersonating Amphitryon himself.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Giraudoux; S N Behrman
OCLC Number: 342172
Description: 72 pages 19 cm
Responsibility: adapted from the French of Jean Giraudoux by S.N. Behrman.

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Follows the outlines of the legend of Amphitryon, Alkmena and Jupiter, in which Jupiter descends to Earth to seduce Alkmena. Difficulties arise when the father of the gods is met with stubborn resistance. For Alkmena is faithful to her husband Amphitryon, and even the greatest god can win her only after much ungodlike embarrassment and, in desperation, the unsportsmanlike device of impersonating Amphitryon himself.

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