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Three plays

Author: Jean Giraudoux; Phyllis La Farge; Peter H Judd
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1964.
Series: Mermaid dramabook.; Jean Giraudoux, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Siegfried: We are introduced to Siegfried as the new national hero of Germany, an amnesiac survivor of World War I who sprang from unknown origins to lead the country into a new period of modernization and prosperity. Baron von Zelten opposes Siegfried's project, loving the old German folk traditions. He also is one of the only Germans to know the truth about the new leader: he is actually the French soldier and
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Genre/Form: Drama
Playscripts
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giraudoux, Jean, 1882-1944.
Three plays.
New York : Hill and Wang, 1964
(OCoLC)756454322
Named Person: Jupiter, (Roman deity); Electra, (Greek mythological figure); Electra, (Greek mythological figure); Jupiter, (Roman deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Giraudoux; Phyllis La Farge; Peter H Judd
OCLC Number: 751419
Notes: "Volume 2."
Description: 247 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Siegfried --
Amphitryon 38 --
Electra.
Series Title: Mermaid dramabook.; Jean Giraudoux, v. 2.
Other Titles: Plays.
Responsibility: Jean Giraudoux. ; translated by Phyllis la Farge with Peter H. Judd.

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Siegfried: We are introduced to Siegfried as the new national hero of Germany, an amnesiac survivor of World War I who sprang from unknown origins to lead the country into a new period of modernization and prosperity. Baron von Zelten opposes Siegfried's project, loving the old German folk traditions. He also is one of the only Germans to know the truth about the new leader: he is actually the French soldier and writer, Jacques Forestier. .

Amphitryon 38: The god Jupiter intrudes into the faithful marriage of two mortals.

Electra: Agamemnon, The King of Argos, had sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia to the gods. In revenge, his wife, Clytemnestra, assisted by her lover, Aegisthus, killed him on his return from the Trojan War. Orestes, the son was banished, but the second daughter Electra was allowed to remain. lectra, with the assistance of her easily dominated brother Orestes, who has returned from banishment, relentlessly seeks the murderer of her father.

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