Presents Pound's version of Sophocles' play and discusses its background
The contributions to this handbook bring together a full-length study of Elektra in English. The volume examines the many facets of one of Richard Strauss's most complex operas. First, P. E. Easterling surveys the mythological background, while Karen Forsyth discusses Hofmannsthal's adaptation of his sources. The second part brings the music to the fore. Derrick Puffett offers an introductory essay and synopsis; Arnold Whittall considers the tonal and dramatic structure of the composition; Tethys Carpenter explores the musical language of the work in detail, with special focus given to part of the Klytaemnestra scene. The third part of the volume offers two contrasting critical essays: Carolyn Abbate provides an interpretation informed by her recent work on narrative, and Robin Holloway analyses Strauss's orchestration of the opera. The book also contains a discography and an appendix of excerpts from the Strauss-Hofmannsthal correspondence.
Collects Elektra (1996) #1-19, -1. Join the deadly Elektra on the path to redemption! Her fateful first step will lead to the ultimate grudge match with the man who murdered her: the lethal marksman Bullseye! But when an ancient threat known as the Architect engineers a life-and-death competition, an army of assassins make their way to New York. Its kill or be killed in a winner-take-all contest that draws in Killer Shrike, Razor-Fist, Whiplash, Taskmaster and more! Can Elektra stop the madness or will she take first prize? Doctor Strange lends a mystic hand in a sai-and-sorcery epic! Plus: The fates of Elektra and Daredevil intertwine in the past and present, the American Samurai strikes, and Elektra wages war on the Hand in Japan! Wolverine, Shang-Chi and the Kingpin all feature in Elektras bid to build a new life!
Richard Strauss turned his genius to opera at the turn of the twentieth century, and this guide contains the texts and introductions to his first two masterpieces in what was, for him, a new genre. Despite obvious similarities - both operas consisting of one act, centred upon one female title role - the works are quite different in subject and treatment.Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's notorious play, has a kaleidoscopic range of orchestral colour and a lurid climax. Elektra, derived from the myths of the ancient Greeks and the first collaboration between Strauss and Hofmannsthal, is a study in neurosis, ripe for Jungian comparative analysis.Contents: Richard Strauss and the Unveiling of 'Salome', Paul Banks; Salome: Libretto by Hedwig Lachmann; Salome: English translation by Tom Hammond; Hofmannsthal's 'Elektra': from Drama to Libretto, Kenneth Segar; Elektra and the 'Elektra Complex', Christopher Wintle; Elektra: Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal; Elektra: English translation by Anthony Hose; Strauss's Orchestra in 'Salome' and 'Elektra', Jonathan Burton
This volume examines the ethical issues of Sophokles' Elektra through a close analysis of the language and argumentation which the various characters use to explain and justify their actions and behaviour.
Elektra takes on an enraged Assassin's Guild! After battles with Cape Crow, Bloody Lips, Lady Bullseye, and Scalphunter, Elektra vows to take the fight back to the Guild itself. Now it's Elektra vs. the world as she begins hunting down the Guild's agents before they can find her and her allies. And her first stop is New Orleans, the Guild's home turf; here a vengeful Lady Bullseye secretly lies in wait, planning a vicious ambush. Then, Elektra takes on an entire S.H.I.E.L.D. facility single-handedly! What could be important enough for Elektra to pit herself against Marvel' most advanced intelligence agency? Collects Elektra (2014) #6-11!
A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra, and Euripides' Orestes—giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphegenia by her husband Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's death with the help of his sister Elektra. In the end, Orestes, driven mad by the Furies for his bloody betrayal of family, and Elektra are condemned to death by the people of Argos, and must justify their actions—signaling a call to change in society, a shift from the capricious governing of the gods to the rule of manmade law. Carson's accomplished rendering combines elements of contemporary vernacular with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up the plays to a modern audience. In addition to its accessibility, the wit and dazzling morbidity of her prose sheds new light on the saga for scholars. Anne Carson's Oresteia is a watershed translation, a death-dance of vengeance and passion not to be missed.
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By her own admission, Typhoid Mary is "a love-maker and a man-hater." She is a psychotic, schizophrenic predator who will use her gallery of multiple personalities for one single-minded purpose: to seduce, dominate, and ultimately execute her prey.
Elektra Natcios died, once. But the beautiful, dangerous heiress was resurrected and recruited by a mysterious group known as The Chaste, who trained Elektra in the art of combat, then cast her out when her anger and lust for vengence became more than they could bear. Now she works as a paid assassin, the very best that money can buy, one who is notorious for her lethal speed and precision. Elektra is careful to treat each assignment as just another job, providing a service she can perform better than anyone else. When Elektra is hired by an unknown client to eliminate an attractive, friendly widower and his young daughter, she finds that things aren't so simple any more. Soon Elektra is single-handedly engaged in an all-out war with the powerful criminal organization known as The Hand for the lives of the man and the child - but the ultimate struggle may be for Elektra's soul...
The Sophoclean classic: When King Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War with his new concubine, Cassandra, his wife Clytemnestra (who has taken Agamemnons cousin Aegisthus as a lover) kills them. Clytemnestra believes the murder was justified, since Agamemnon had sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia before the war, as commanded by the gods. Electra, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, rescued her young, twin brother Orestes from her mother by sending him to Strophius of Phocis. The play begins years later when Orestes has returned as a grown man with a plot for revenge, as well as to claim the throne.
Meet Elektra Natchios. This intriguing young woman has played equally intriguing roles throughout her life: Gymnast. Martial artist. Ninja. Assassin! Trained in the deadliest of arts and renowned as the world's fi nest killer, Elektra remains an enigma even to herself. Now, relive her fi rst solo adventure, an epic crafted by two of comics' greatest innovators - Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz! An unconscious woman washes ashore off the coast of a small Central American country. Two policemen are strangled. A diplomat is assassinated. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is brutally dismembered. Unrelated events? Hardly. Elektra has returned - and she's back with a vengeance! Prepare for a psychological excursion through the mind, body and soul of the world's most dangerous woman! COLLECTING: ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN 1-8
After recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has been resurrected by her old mentor, Stick, who is then unable to keep her from working as an assassin for hire. Only when she balks at her latest assignment - killing Mark Miller and his young daughter, Abby - does Elektra finally come to grips with her damaged psyche. By not doing the job assigned to her, the assignment falls to the minions of "The Hand," an Asian sect dominated by supernatural forces under the control of the evil Roshi. Now Elektra will be in the ultimate battle between good and evil - a battle that will either take her life in a new direction or destroy her for good.
Writer Frank Miller and artist Bill Sienkiewicz are two visionary creators -and when their talents combine, the results are spectacular! In the acclaimed Daredevil graphic novel LOVE AND WAR, Miller and Sienkiewicz take a unique look at the bitter rivalry between the Man Without Fear and the Kingpin of Crime- as all that Wilson Fisk holds dear is placed in grave danger! And in ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN, Miller's deadly creation - the Hand's greatest warrior, the former love of Matt Murdock - returns for a stunning tale of good and evil, life and death, triumph and tragedy! Featuring Sienkiewicz's startling painted artwork on oversized pages, Daredevil and Elektra have never looked more incredible! COLLECTING: MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL (1982): DAREDEVIL - LOVE AND WAR,ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN (1986) 1-8