Director michael cacoyannis zorba the greek had previously adapted euripides with his acclaimed 1962 version of electra and 1972s the trojan women, but this 1977. Iphigenia 1977 bound for battle at troy, agamemnon kostas kazakos finds that his ships are foundering on windless waters. The head of the expedition, on examining the subsequent oracles, tells agamemnon that the athenian fleet will have no wind until he sacrifices his own daughter iphigenia to atone for the death of the sacred deer. Iphigenia synonyms, iphigenia pronunciation, iphigenia translation, english dictionary definition of iphigenia. The encyclopedia americana 1920iphigenia wikisource, the. Filmmaker michael cacoyannis brings the timeless tragedy by euripides to the screen in this powerful drama. Cacoyannis s thoroughly ponderous attempts to make the ancient. Cacoyannis adapted the film, the third in his greek tragedy trilogy after the released of electra in 1962 and the trojan women in 1971, from his stage production of. The play takes place at aulis where the greek army is ready to sail for troy and start the war. Iphigenia is the great achievement of greek director michalis kakoyannis who died a few days ago 25711. The ships waiting to leave for troy are becalmed at. Irene pappas, costa kazakos, tatiana papamoskou, michael cacoyannis. Aug 19, 20 iphigenia, in greek legend, a daughter of agamemnon and clytemnestra according to some an illegitimate daughter of theseus and helen, who was to have been sacrificed to artemis diana at the advice of the prophet calchas, when the goddess, enraged with agamemnon, detained the greek fleet in aulis by a calm.
Iphigenia at aulis, tragedy by euripides, performed about 406 bce. Greek mythology the daughter of clytemnestra and agamemnon, who was offered as a sacrifice by agamemnon but rescued by artemis. In this story, we see agamemnon before the war kicks off. Electra 1962 michael kakoyiannis greek cypriot director of electra and iphigenia. Iphigenia too unspartan as a film the new york times. Information and translations of iphigenia in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. My favorite actress, irene papas in her beautiful and rare film from 1977, iphigenia. Iphigenia definition, the daughter of agamemnon and clytemnestra and sister of orestes and electra. Directed by michael cacoyannis 1977 based on play by euripides.
Classify classic greek actress irene papas download irene papas ca late. So, she decided to stop all winds, and the ships would not be able to sail. He directed the 1983 broadway revival of the musical based on. A fortune teller informs the greek military leader that hes. When an inadvertent offense to the gods endangers greeces war with troy, king agamemnon is ordered to sacrifice his young daughter iphigenia to make amends. The goddess artemis, however, has made so that there are no winds for sail since agamemnon, a greek general, has caused her offense. Michael cacoyannis with katharine hepburn, genevieve bujold, vanessa redgrave, irene. When the greek fleet is becalmed at aulis, thus preventing movement of the expeditionary force against troy, agamemnon is told that he must sacrifice. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. The internet classics archive iphigenia in tauris by euripides. Iphigenia among the taurians play by euripides britannica. Iphigenia in aulis is the last extant work of the playwright euripides.
Believed to be cursed by a powerful and angry goddess for his slaying of a deer, agamemnon costa kazakos, electra must sacrifice his daughter iphigenia tatiana papamoskou, sweet country to remove the curse which has prevented the winds from blowing and. Iphigenia michael cacoyannis 1977 based on the classic greek tragedy by. Agamemnon, clytemnestra, and iphigenia characters shmoop. This wonderful film is masterfully adapted for the screen and brought to life by a. The story concerns the legendary sacrifice of iphigenia by her father, agamemnon. Michael cacoyannis cyprus film days international festival. Euripides and aeschylus also include the story of iphigenia in their dramas. I will not slay my children, nor shall thy interests be prospered by justice in thy vengeance for a worthless wife, while i am left wasting, night and day, in sorrow for what i did to one of my own flesh and blood, contrary to all law and justice. When king agamemnon kills a deer in the sacred grove of artemis, the goddess keeps the greek fleet from sailing off to troy. There is also omission of text written by euripides. Iphigenia wenglish subtitles full film in hq by michael cacoyannis iphigenia greek. In some versions of the story, iphigenia remains unaware of her imminent sacrifice until the last moment, believing that she is led to the altar to be married.
One is a long explanatory speech which i have omitted. The received text contains two opening scenes which are concatenated in translation. Michael cacoyannis was a greek cypriot filmmaker, best known for his 1964 film zorba the greek. Such is iphigenia 1977, by greek director mikhali michael cacoyannis, based on euripedes tragedy, iphigenia in aulis.
Cacoyannis adapted the film, the third in his greek tragedy trilogy after the released of electra in 1962 and the. Iphigenia myth encyclopedia mythology, greek, god, story. Euripides presents several themes in his play iphigenia in aulis. Iphigenia relates the story of an incident that took place just prior to the trojan war. The sacrifice of iphigenia greek mythology explained duration. Iphigenia in aulis is one of two plays about iphigenia that euripides wrote out of those two, this one is by far the better one. Zorba the greek 1964 dir michael cacoyannis alan bates, anthony quinn. She was killed by her father, agamemnon, leader of the greek forces, in exchange for favorable wind from the gods. Iphigenia article about iphigenia by the free dictionary. A few comments have been posted about iphigenia in tauris. Iphigenia and her mother clytemnestra are brought to aulis under the pretext of a marriage to achilles, but soon discover the marriage is a ruse.
The goddess refuses to let the wind fill the sails of the greek fleet until she has iphigenia, and the king totally obliges. Aug 24, 2007 louisa krause and tom nelis in iphigenia 2. To a lesser extent, he explores the theme of heroism. Turning to clytaemnestra herein i crave thy pardon, daughter of leda, if i showed excessive grief at the thought of resigning my daughter to achilles. The story of iphigenia at aulis would be the background story of aeschylus agamemnon. Iphigenia, the film adaptation of the euripides tale, tells the story of a father torn between duty to his country and duty to his family. Watch iphigenia full movie in hd visit the greek army is about to set sail to a great battle, but the winds refuse to. Her new version of euripides iphigenia in aulis comes to classic stage company this week, directed by another artist of tireless invention, rachel chavkin natasha, pierre and the. Licensed to youtube by sourceaudio holdings llc on behalf of amusicom amusicom. Iphigenia among the taurians, tragicomedy by euripides, performed about 4 bce and consisting chiefly of a recognition scene followed by a clever escape. May 16, 2009 directed by michael cacoyannis 1977 based on play by euripides. Two of the more prevalent themes are war and family. Iphigenia in aulis by euripides is a sort of prequel to homers iliad.
A timeless classic of greek tragedy is brought vividly to life in the oscarnominated iphigenia, an engrossing and lavish adaptation of euripides play iphigenia in aulis. Searching for a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the mihalis kakogiannisdirected movie via subscription can be. In the lost epic cypria iphigenia is sacrificed and in. The greek fleet is waiting at aulis, boeotia, with its ships ready to sail for troy, but it is unable to depart due to a strange lack of wind. Other directors, reworking particular tragedies, have produced freshly reincarnated masterpieces. The internet classics archive iphigenia at aulis by euripides. While the greek army was preparing to set sail for troy during the trojan war, agamemnon caused the anger of the goddess artemis, because he killed a sacred deer.
Iphigenia full movie stream free download iphigenia full movie studio. He sacrifices his daughter iphigenia to appease artemis, whos mad because he killed a deer in her sacred grove and bragged about it. Iphigenia was the daughter of agamemnon and clytemnestra in greek mythology. Fancy watching iphigenia in the comfort of your own home. In the play iphigenia has been saved by the goddess artemis from sacrifice and now serves the goddesss temple at tauris in thrace. The only way agamemnon can get his massive fleet sailing off to war is to sacrifice his daughter, iphigenia, to the goddess of the hunt. Iphigenia definition of iphigenia by the free dictionary. Instead of following a hypothetical situation like iphigenia among the tauri, iphigenia at aulis simply tells the story of a father who is forced to kill his own daughter for assistance in battle from the gods. Agamemnon, clytemnestra, and iphigenia summary shmoop. A monologue from the play iphigenia in aulis by euripides. It describes an important event immediately preceding the trojan war. Clytemnestra, the girls mother, tries everything in her power to prevent the sacrifice but is unsuccessful.1561 1574 185 1181 50 61 129 1331 1223 1616 1266 1479 1620 471 1010 881 304 1374 1580 491 208 974 742 1016 558 1100 1068 1637 159 1042 720 1573 73 969 814 1310 336 802 1261 325 1361 1043 367 1022 343 925