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Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist

I think it follows the way German translations at the time, and for a long time, translated Greek prose. Penhhesilea an issue as to where they would reside—among the Amazons or back in Greece—causes a misunderstanding that leads to tragedy. Rory rated it liked it Jun 11, When he wounds Penthesilea in their skirmish, he puts aside his weapons and professes his feelings for her.

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Emily rated it really liked it Sep 24, Daniel rated it it was ok Jun 29, Upon his father’s early death in when he was ten, he was sent to the house of the preacher S. Penthesilea refuses to flee, not even on the counseling of her closest confidants and the priestesses with Prothoe declaring to be willing to stay with her and meet their fate. In the fourth scene the Greeks welcome Achilles and acclaim him for his escape.

About Heinrich von Kleist. The “Five Plays” edition from Martin Greenberg is very good. An interesting play about the amazons during the Greek and Trojan war.

Militat omnis amans, et habet sua castra Cupido; Attice, crede mihi, militat onmis amans. Depends on what you want.

When Achilles, the pride and mainstay of the Greeks, and Penthesilea Pen-te-sil-lay-uhqueen of the An army of Amazons sets out to conquer Greek heroes for the purpose of stocking their women’s state with new female offspring.


He sees in this fierce woman, a soul that is equally as intense and misunderstood as himself. Then, it turns out, they are hunting mates.

Entsetzlich, trasuda veramente sangue. I enjoy books in various genres, but especially literary fiction, literature in translation, historical fiction, history, short stories and travel writing and poetry.

Action, some of it very violent, happens off-stage and is described by witnesses. Views Read Edit View history. After suffering horrible abuse, the women fought off their subjugators and banned all men from the city as the women themselves became fierce warriors. And the scenes where people onstage describe the action offstage are some the most stirring descriptions of action.

Their dispute is interrupted by an Amazon in gear who announces that the Greek prisoners won’t accept any hospitality.

Penthesilea: A Tragic Drama

This play turns the Trojan War story on voh head: Every lover is a soldier, and Cupid has his own camp; Atticus, believe me, every lover is a soldier. The very reason she is on the battlefield vob the first place pnethesilea to find a man as a partner.

I would be interested to see your opinion. Meanwhile, the Amazons rashly celebrate their victory, whereupon Penthesilea gets furious. Salon-de-the rated it it was amazing Jul 15, If they ever change, they transform into the exact opposite. The love story between Penthesilea and Achill, both warriors destined to kill each other, is extremely violent yet beautiful. Martin Pesl rated heknrich it was amazing Jan 20, With sexual, animalistic illustrations by Maurice Sendak.

A true contribution to Amazon fiction, from and startling today. In the second scene the Greeks learn that Penthesilea has captured their hero Achilles. Zweifel rated it liked it Apr 18, You are commenting using your WordPress. She explains the savage founding of her female city where men are not allowed to live or fight.


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Based on the figure from Greek mythology, Penthesilea, Kleisf of the Amazons, Kleist wrote this tragedy in Of his comedies, I think Amphitrion is the best.

When Penthesilea recognizes her mistake, she causes her own death, through force of internal self-directed will. So thanks for this info. The Bookshop and The Beach: He definitely changes the myths about her and Achilles—especially in regards to their deaths, but I think it works. Those whom you would never have thought possible to be brought down, they fall. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Kleist voluntarily resigned from army service in and until studied philosophy, physics, mathematics, and political science at Viadrina University in Frankfurt an der Oder.

The language was difficult even in the original, quite archaic although not all of Kleist is, so maybe he was deliberately trying to mimic Homer?

Generalmente non disdegno l’eccesso in letter A una prima lettura non mi era proprio piaciuto. A una prima lettura klrist mi era proprio piaciuto.

Notify me of new comments via email. He went to Berlin early in the year and vkn his drama “Die Familie Ghonorez”. What an incredible, what a powerful image. Their struggle with the rules of the society they’re living in is timeless and makes this play a classic worth reading any time and place.