female-centred pagan forces which threaten to enact a maenadic
Ultimately, the question is whether these representations have any relationship to reality or actual maenadic
Part of the attraction of Maenadic
worship was in the rite of oreibasia, the revel on the mountains where those repressed emotional energies could have free play.
Flanked by a team of tony collaborators (translator Nicholas Rudall, choreographer David Neumann, dramaturg James Leverett and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton), Akalaitis envisages an outdoor Bacchae whose maenadic
ecstasies and horrific darkness will be just as exultant and dangerous indoors, when it transfers to D.
In Levy's poem, however, Xantippe's maenadic
fury marks the beginning of her life as a shrew, not her constant venom.
Rock star Jim Morrison is directly equated with Dionysus as a shamanistic figure who indulges in excess and drives women to maenadic
Addie Bundren's own description of her deeds places her as a sadistic slave mistress, a slave mother or breeder of workers for her idle husband, and a Maenadic
, man-devouring and son-destroying female who (like Faulkner's Caddie before her and his Joanna afterwards) prefers the woods.
His problem is how to control that image, to make a poem out of a potential maenadic
John Clubbe, "Carlyle's Subliminal Feminine: Maenadic
Chaos in The French Revolution," Carlyle Studies Annual 16 (1996), 77.
Wisely, in the brief rehearsal time allotted to them before this season began, Capucilli, Dakin, and their assistants developed a chorus that performed with maenadic
power and unity.
The Titorelli section concludes with another dramatic chase in which the maenadic
girl-pack frantically pursues a fleeing K.
the story of how the women of Amphissa fed the maenadic
Thyiads of Delphi when they awoke in Amphissa's marketplace, during the Sacred War (Plut.