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Hofmannsthal and Greek Myth: Expression and Performance


Philip Ward

Contents: Myth, Hofmannsthal and the Greeks – ‘Tragedy’ in 1900: translation, rewriting and performance – Ödipus und die Sphinx and the mythologisation of the psyche – Elektra and the representation of women’s behaviour through myth – Greek myth, ‘pantomime’ and non-verbal expression – The Orient and Greek myth – ‘Mythological opera’ as expression and performance.