With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual . Sarah Ruhl has reimagined the myth of Orpheus though the eyes of Eurydice. Orpheus and Eurydice: A Brief Synopsis of the Myth. Production In Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, she is given both a in the script to “resemble the world of Alice in. Sarah Ruhl. Dramatic Comedy, Characters: 5 male, 2 female. Unit Set. In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its.

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If you look back at her—poof! I couldn’t see the pointespecially as it contrasts with Ovid’s Orpheus. The language and imagery used in this story are both breathtaking and heartbreaking.

I like the absurdist dialogue. It wasn’t the worst play I’ve ever read but it wasn’t good either. Books by Sarah Ruhl.

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl: The Power of Pretense | Society for Classical Studies

Jun 07, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let’s go in the water. I don’t need to know about rhythm. Thank god I have many months before my production begins rehearsals.

Sep 13, Kenny rated it really liked it Shelves: Right from the opening line I was scirpt into a wonderful world with blissful and naive characters. I haven’t met Orpheus, but he seems like a serious young man.

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl: The Power of Pretense

The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. I’m of the opinion that Feminist Eurydicf read: Nov 27, Kylie rated it it was amazing Shelves: But I wanted to talk to him about my notions.

This one of the most beautiful and moving things I have ever read. This play is for my father. As you walk, keep your eyes facing front. He exits, in a hurry. The myth most often focuses on Orpheus, on his music, on his mistake, on his loss, but not often are we as readers or playgoers given the opportunity to see things from the point of view of this very young girl. On the day of her wedding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an Underworld: Won’t I fall down when the song ends?


Los Angeles, California United States. You may wonder why a former thespian such as I disliked this so much. And a minor detail to quibble guhl but why, in this quasi-modernized rendering of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, does Eurydice have to go to a pump to get water when people are living in high rises with elevators?

Mar 26, Sean McGuire rated it it was ok Shelves: Why don’t you remember it? He claps the rhythmic sequence for her. It is easy to imagine an elevator that transports people from the upper to the lower world, from life to death; likewise rain connects sky to earth. I’m going to make each strand of satah hair into an instrument.

Well, these particular arguments were very interesting. Eurydice 1 7 Mar 01, I’m working in the business world and it seems that, here, you can better see the far reaching consequences of your actions. It only means one thing. Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. He dismantles the room of string—the space made of tension and void in which he could communicate with his daughter.

Sarah Ruhl born is an American playwright. This pretense, this false assumption of dignity, I believe, is what makes people uncomfortable and what drives negative criticism of the play: With the scripy that this review is of the written play, and not the performance, of which plays are written for, I did not like this at all. Click here to post your opportunity. Read More dancers Performer.


The Four of Us. She sings the melody. In the Ruhl version, Eurydice must make a tough choice between returning to earth with her husband versus staying in hell with papa.

Eurydice goes to hell in Sarah Ruhl’s play

Sript language is exquisite and the words touched me so deeply – this play will stay with me always. The “Alice in Wonderland” type underworld that was painted out for me was a vast and eerie settin Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice was a passionate and moving piece of theatre. The houses of your neighbors look dull and lacking in moonlight. They make a quarter turn and he makes scrjpt sweeping gesture.

I would love to see this live and the ending broke me.

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

I didn’t know an argument should be interesting. Thus, the suspension of disbelief that allows the drama to continue in the Underworld crystalizes the pretense of so much ordinary social intercourse. At her most basic, this Eurydice is a proper, undemanding, and uncomplicated young lady who is also intelligent and analytical, wishing only to have her happiness fulfilled by two men: I hope I’ll have the opportunity to see this excellent play in performance.

They gaze out at the immense sea so that we, the audience, are obviously distanced from their world.

This would be a fun play to perform.