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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 [1964]
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, impersonates the General Amphitryon{u2014}Alkmena's husband{u2014}and makes love to her. Difficulties arise when the father of the gods is met with stubborn resistance. For Alkmena is faithful to her husband, and even the greatest god can win her only after much ungod-like embarrassment and, in desperation, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Giraudoux; S N Behrman
OCLC Number: 1356821
Description: 72 pages illustrations 22 cm
Responsibility: adapted from the French 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, impersonates the General Amphitryon{u2014}Alkmena's husband{u2014}and makes love to her. Difficulties arise when the father of the gods is met with stubborn resistance. For Alkmena is faithful to her husband, and even the greatest god can win her only after much ungod-like embarrassment and, in desperation, the unsportsmanlike device of impersonating Amphitryon himself.

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