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Orphee

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  162 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 8th 2011 by Bristol Classical Press (first published 1927)
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Jim
Oct 24, 2012 Jim rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: plays
I read a translation of this play into English. Cocteau's film version is so great that I was greatly disappointed to see how little the original play had in common with it. There were no scenes in that strange underworld in the film, and the character of death (the great Maria Casares in the film version) seems even a little insipid.

On the other hand, Orpheus, Eurydice, and Heurtebise are recognizably the same.
Jesús de la Garza
¿Qué se puede decir de Cocteau? Me queda claro que es mejor guionista que poeta.
Aunque no estoy de acuerdo con su postura estética en torno a las vanguardias creo que Orphée es un trabajo muy bien logrado; se lee con fluidez, las imágenes son apabullantes en momentos, hay un aire épico rodeando a los personajes.
Muy onírico, maravilloso, a pesar del autor.
Aistė
Varge Tu mano, tikrai ne pasimiglojusiomis smegenimis šifruoti akrostichus iš serijos 'Ponia Euridikė dabar eis ramiai atgal, siaubingą tamsų Aidą išvaikščiojus'. Labai, mmm, sakykim, vizualu.
Lisa
Orphee by Cocteau (1993)
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(read different edition)
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