Dramaturgical Resources: Eurydice

Over the course of the season, our Assistant Directors and student Dramaturgs will be compiling dramaturgical resources relating to each production as it develops. Below are some links to websites which relate to the history of the play, the biography of the playwright, and sites that contextualize and, we hope, shed light on the directorial approach to the dramatic material.

We hope you find these resources of interest.

Sarah Ruhl (b. 1974)

Sarah Ruhl recently won the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant. She joins a prestigious list of previous Fellows.
Here's a biography from the MacArthur Fellows Website.

And here's another brief biography and list of Sarah's plays.

And here's an NPR interview with Sarah about her work
And here's Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Paula Vogel, talking to NPR about Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice.

The New York Times gave Yale Repertory Theatre's production of Eurydice rave reviews. Read that review here.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre staged Eurydice as part of the 04-05 season. Read about their production here.
And here's a review of that production.

The Eurydice myth...
...on Wikipedia
...on Pantheon.org
...on Loggia.com

And here's some extensive information about Orpheus.

The Orpheus and Eurydice myth has been the subject of art for centuries. Four of the most well known operas based on the myth, make up the entire programming of Glimmerglass Opera's season.

Read the text of Eurydice here.

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