The progenitor of mainstream European drama..
Euripides03-02-2013 13:17Euripides was the last of the three great Attic tragedians. He was more obviously concerned than were his predecessors, Aeschylus and Sophocles, with current political and social problems and he introduced in his plays a different kind of heroes, noble men in rags and women that speak up their minds.
Euripides also made changes of great importance in the classical structure and substance of Greek tragedy. Instead of putting the action in front of the façade of a temple or a palace, his setting may be a peasant’s hut or a remote shrine and his characters are presented like ordinary people just as they are, both in looks and beliefs.
The most characteristic aspect introduced in his plots is the use of the “deus ex machine” or “god out of the machine” as usually a deity gives the end to the story of the play. The term that is referred to this innovative aspect of the plot derived from the fact that a machine was needed in theatre to present the actor impersonating the deity in the play, usually descending from the sky.
Euripides was son of Mnesarchus and Cleito, born on the island of Salamina around 484 B.C., and received education in athletics, painting and philosophy under the masters Prodicus and Anaxagoras. He was married twice and both his wives, Melite and Choerine, were unfaithful to him. After his unhappy marriages he made a cave as his home on Salamina, known as the The Cave of Euripides retiring to the court of King of Macedonia, Archelaus, at the end of his life till he died in 406 B.C.
Euripides was mainly concerned in human misery and believed in the possibility of improvement of the flaws of the society. Euripides may be considered the progenitor of the mainstream of European drama.
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