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by Sarah Ruhl

Dramatic Comedy / 5m, 2f / Unit Set In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. "RHAPSODICALLY BEAUTIFUL. A weird and wonderful new play - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory." - The New York Times "EXHILARATING!! A luminous retelling of the Orpheus myth, lush and limpid as a dream where both author and audience swim in the magical, sometimes menacing, and always thrilling flow of the unconscious." - The New Yorker "Exquisitely staged by Les Waters and an inventive design team... Ruhl's wild flights of imagination, some deeply affecting passages and beautiful imagery provide transporting pleasures. They conspire to create original, at times breathtaking, stage pictures." - Variety
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ISBN: 0573662444
ISBN13: 978-0573662447
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Sarah Ruhl
Language: English
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc. (2008)
Pages: 74 pages
ePUB size: 1625 kb
FB2 size: 1416 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 917
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This script is whimsical and sweet. We are looking to perform it at our high school after seeing it done very well for UIL One Act Play. Some risque language but overall acceptable for a highschool level. The cover is BEAUTIFUL and the script is organized very well.
Eurydice (published by itself as well as in a Sarah Ruhl collection with Clean House) is a post-modern reinterpretation of the myth of Orpheus from the viewpoint of Eurydice, the woman who dies twice. This is a modern play and not a Greek tragedy, although the dramatic structure is reminiscent of one. Rife with fantastical images and beautiful language, what Ruhl has given us is a sorrow-tinged tale of memory and loss that places exciting demands on actors, directors, and designers alike. The brilliant addition here is Eurydice's father and the exploration of the relationship between a father who died too soon and the daughter that misses him. An earlier version also had a grandmother who was cut from the final version. A ninety-minute play performed without intermission, Eurydice is a dense play about memory, loss, and love...with a trace of humor added as well. Oh,and there's also a chorus of stones and a devil on a tricycle. An excellent read, a joy to direct. Highly recommend this play and the rest of the playwright's published work. In the Next Room IS available through that Sammy French, btw.
Great little read, but, beware: need your box of Kleenex nearby.
Steel balls
This item was exactly what I needed and was delivered in a timely manner
Summer reading required
This play is everything.
I really enjoyed this play because of how it was modernized.
Just kidding, I can never resist making knock knock jokes out of Greek tragedies. Which, unfortunately, is not what Eurydice is. It's the work of a modern playwright who is working through the recent death of her father, delving into the process and nature of death and forgetting. That part of the play which dealt with Eurydice's relationship with her father was powerful. By contrast, that part which dealt with Orpheus was as tedious as plays about lovers can be.

Perhaps unfairly, I thought I was getting a Greek tragedy, with its attendant rich characters, complex plots, sacred tales fraught with challenging emotions, etc. By contrast to the works of, say Euripedes, Eurydice is a vague composition, hints heard through gauze. It's remarkably brief as well, about a twenty minute read. I read the play prior to seeing it performed, and didn't see how the troupe would fill a whole evening with it. The stones who wept when Orpheus sang were a help. They were wonderful in person, but you have to imagine that when you read the play.

Seeing this play was entertaining, and it was a pleasant read as well. It would make a great musical.