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Library Course Guide for: MYTHOLOGY OF LITERATURE

Texts and Myths

In this section you will find selected texts and versions of the myths that are being explored in your course. Links to critical and related works have been included. Some are the resources listed below are paid subscriptions. If you are off-campus, you must first authenticate as a Brown user to access these resources.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Iphigenie inTauris:

  • Encyclopedia of German literature
    "A substantial contribution to English encyclopedias of German literature, this authoritative two-volume set features in-depth treatment of the authors, works, topics, and influences of German literary studies. Arranged in A-to-Z format, the articles are both definitive and critical."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001

  • Literature Resource Center
    Goethe's biography and literary criticism.

  • Royal Opera performance
    Photos of 2007 production performance of Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride.

  • San Francisco Opera
    2007 premiere performance with video.

  • The (re)making project
    Mee, Charles L. Mee's version of Iphigenia 2.0, 2007

  • Video Collection (Brown)
    Video of Isadora Duncan dances: Bacchanal, Gluck (Iphigenia) (3:32). Available at Orwig Music Library.

  • YouTube
    Iphigenie en Tauride. Act III. Royal Academy of Music, London. January 2008.

Kafka, Franz. Metamorphosis:

  • Encyclopedia of German literature
    "A substantial contribution to English encyclopedias of German literature, this authoritative two-volume set features in-depth treatment of the authors, works, topics, and influences of German literary studies. Arranged in A-to-Z format, the articles are both definitive and critical."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001

  • Literature Resource Center
    Kafka's biography and literary criticism.

  • Nabokov on the Metamorphosis.
    Vladimir Nabokov's Lecture on "The Metamorphosis."

  • YouTube
    Film and theatrical video clips of adaptations of Metamorphosis.

Kleist, Heinrich von. Penthesilea:

  • Ebook
    "Kleist on stage."

  • Encyclopedia of German literature
    "A substantial contribution to English encyclopedias of German literature, this authoritative two-volume set features in-depth treatment of the authors, works, topics, and influences of German literary studies. Arranged in A-to-Z format, the articles are both definitive and critical."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001

  • Literature Resource Center
    Kleist's biography and literary criticism.

  • YouTube
    The end of the Love aria of Othmar Schoecke’s opera Penthesilea out of Basle theatre, Nov 03, 2007."

Marie de France, Lais:

Milton, John, Paradise Lost:

Racine. Phedre:

Shakespeare, William. Othello:

  • Ebook
    Othello / William Shakespeare ; fully annotated, with an introduction, by Burton Raffel ; with an essay by Harold Bloom

  • Literature Resource Center
    Shakesperare's biography and literary criticism.

  • Video Collection (Brown)
    Otello [opera] / Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto, Arrigo Boito (after the play by William Shakespeare) ; Covent Garden Pioneer in association with BBC-TV. Available at Orwig Music Library.

  • Video Collection (Brown)
    "O" / a Chickie The Cop production in association with Daniel Fried Productions and Rhulen Entertainment, a film by Tim Blake Nelson. A modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic "Othello". Available at the Media Center, Sciences Library.