Studi Classici e Orientali (SCO), Studi Classici e Orientali LXV - Tomo 2 - Anno 2019

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Orestea tra Ibsen e Strindberg

Margherita Rubino


Aeschylus’ Oresteia in Ibsen and StrindbergIt is not clear if Ibsen read Greek Tragedy. We know that he failedhis finals in Greek and later in life he still did not like to speak aboutthis. On the other hand, texts prove that many times the structures,the names and important themes of his tragedies presuppose a goodknowledge of Aeschylus’ drama. As for Strindberg, he inauguratedhis Intima Teatern with The Pelican, a reinterpretation of Oresteia.Aeschylus’ Oresteia is also essential for Eugene O’Neill, who beganAmerican Theatre, in 1930, with Mourning becomes Elektra.

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