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Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist

Books by Heinrich von Kleist. Like Liked by 1 person. Meanwhile, the Amazons rashly celebrate their victory, whereupon Penthesilea gets furious.

Filip Mihaylov rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Refresh and try again. In the second scene the Greeks learn that Penthesilea has captured their hero Achilles. When he wounds Penthesilea in their skirmish, he puts aside his weapons and professes his feelings for her. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Penthesilea: A Tragic Drama

One of the most shocking declarations Achilles makes in the entire play is to Penthesilea: His protagonists pursuit their aims with a persistence verging on self-abandonment.

Thanks for the comment! Used with permission from the artist. Zweifel rated it liked it Apr 18, A Tragic Drama by Heinrich von Kleist.

Notify me of new comments via email. Lauralina rated it really liked it Oct 12, Von Kleist, anima inquieta del romanticismo tedesco, capovolge la storia, modificandone profondamente il finale Del resto, scritto magistralmente.

Penthesilea is a tragedy by the German playwright Heinrich von Kleist about the mythological Amazon queen, Penthesileadescribed as an exploration of sexual frenzy. With sexual, animalistic illustrations by Maurice Sendak.


The love story between Penthesilea and Achill, both warriors destined to kill each other, is extremely violent yet beautiful. Published June 20th by Harper Perennial first published Achilles does not kill, but rather is killed — due to a characteristically Kleistian misunderstanding of his intentions pentnesilea by the Amazonian queen.

July 22, at 6: I think we were supposed to interpret it as love triumphing over hatred and war, Romanticism seeing rebellious emotion as paramount, above obedience and hierarchy. Plays by Heinrich von Kleist plays Plays adapted into operas. The central dynamic of the play lies in the mutual passion of Achilles and Penthesilea.

Since it’s a play, I read it out loud. Uomini deboli e impauriti. If they ever change, they transform into the exact opposite. It resembles a superhero movie with much action and violence.

Aug 20, Dennis rated it liked it Shelves: Works by Heinrich von Kleist. Then, it turns out, they are hunting mates. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Tieck, Goethe and others rejected the play and its monstrous passions. I think a prose translation of this text would be a travesty.

They turn up and begin to fight both sides without explanation. About Heinrich von Kleist. Arguably the best German drama ever written — although, as in Goethe’s penthsilea remark, not written for a stage or at least not the 19th century stage.

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Beril rated it really liked it Jun 27, I looked it up in my edition: Apr 05, Morgana Blackrose rated it really liked it. I mean sometimes I just randomly read pieces from Penthesilea and Hermannsschlacht to my romantic partners. But, as the customs of her all-female society are gradually revealed in the play, we heinricu that her motives for overtaking the Greek hero in battle are unusual—warfare for her is a means to achieving love. This play turns the Trojan War story on its head: They blast into the midst of the Trojan War, confusing Greeks and Trojans alike and for a moment forcing those enemies into a terrified alliance.

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This is my first of his plays. The attraction between Penthesilea and Achilles is fascinating, but I would penthesila like to know more about it. Thanks so much for all of your voj. Their vom with the rules of the society they’re living in is timeless and makes this play a classic worth reading any time and place. I will be very interested to see this one I ordered and if it is a travesty.

At this point he has no romantic feelings kleistt this woman, but her attack causes him to go into a rage and he refuses to go back to the Greek camp until he engages her in battle.

Rory rated it liked it Jun 11, Continuar a ler em: It felt a little rushed.