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Ticht durch ihre glanzvolle Komposition und psychologische Tiefe Mit seinem Iphigenie auf ePUB #187 Drama »Iphigenie auf Tauris« schuf er eines der großen Meisterwerke der Weimarer Klassi. I don't know how many people still read Goethe these days and of those who do read the plays But his dramatic masterpiece IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS is exuisite and deeply satisfying one of Goethe's most perfect literary works The title character is wise and benevolent fully in keeping with the author's tolerant humanism And surprisingly Goethe has improved on Euripides' abrupt miraculous deux ex machina at the end In this version the denouement arises naturally out of the moral suasion of the earlier action I read this play in German and can't testify to the uality of this English translation but IHPIGENIA IN TAURIS is well worth seeking out especially in a time of extreme discord and enmity
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Iphigenie auf TaurisInsel kommt und der Göttin geopfert werden soll muss Iphigenie sich zwischen Pflicht und eigenen Wünschen entscheiden Goethes Bearbeitung des antiken Stoffs die er endgültig abschloss bes. 'Must gentle woman uite forego her nature—Force against force employ—like sUsurp the sword from man and bloodilyRevenge oppressionAfter willingly sacrificing herself for the favorable auspices of the Greek fleet at Aulis Iphigenia was transported to Tauris by the goddess Artemis at the last moment where her miraculous appearance civilized the barbaric customs of the people After serving there in the temple for many years the good work she has done is threatened when her brother Orestes wracked with guilt for the vengeful murder of their mother and tormented by the Furies who he imagines bestow on him the 'writhing features of a ling'ring death' arrives with his friend Pylades on a dangerous missionFirst Pylades and then Orestes in turn conceal their identities from Iphigenia as she conceals hers to them but when she learns from them the story of Troy and the twin fates of her father and mother they reveal themselves but not to joy rather to sorrow as Orestes is despairing' FratricideIs an old custom of our ancient houseAs dragons gender'd in the sulphur poolSwallow each other with voracious rageSo our accurs'd race destroys itself'Iphigenia desires to help her brother escape the wrath of the Taurian king Thoas who is also threatening her sacred maidenhood after falling in love with her For her father her dilemma would have presented a simple but Iphigenia has a different spirit It's not difficult to see how Goethe with his idealized view of the gentle nobility and self sacrificing nature of the female soul would have been attracted to Iphigenia of all the models from antiuityI can also see how a contemporary readership might sniff at his romanticism as being patronizing to femininity but I think it fits the lofty ennobling spirit of his art perfectly His male figures are eually unrealistic after all To me his themes are always pleasing but this particular play is short of drama and almost completely devoid of action As always with Goethe though the language brilliant translated from the German by Anna Swanwick who also impressed me with Schiller's 'The Maid of Orleans' is simply wonderfulMight is not always right As Orestes says in praise of the purity of his sister'Cunning and force the proudest boast of manFade in the lustre of her perfect truth;'