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Welcome to the Eurydice Dramaturgy Page!

This is a page dedicated to exploring the background/historical information and production history of Eurydice. Below is a link to the research packet we have compiled for this production. It contains basic information on the origins of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, the underworld and greek mythology, the hero's journey and archetypes, and a brief summary of the production history/reviews of the show. This is just a jumping off point, so if you want to share some ideas and discoveries on the play, feel free to post! If you have any questions, or would like more information on any of these or other related topics, please contact dramaturg Christine Scarfuto at christine-scarfuto@uiowa.edu. Enjoy!


The Shakespeare passage on page 44 is from King Lear, Act V, Scene 3 Lines 9 - 12.

FATHER    We two alone will sing like birds in a cage.
When thou dost ask my blessing, I'll kneel down
And ask of thee forgiveness; so we'll live,
And pray and sing...

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