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All across its 375 square feet swarm birds, masks and maenads—the besotted followers of the god Dionysus.
The libretto from the premiere has Orpheus being torn to pieces by maenads, the female devotees of Bacchus whose bloodthirsty rampages figure in both the mythology and evidently the historical truth of ancient Greece.
An actor’s dance becomes a slaughter; a bathing nymph turns out to be one of a cluster of handless maenads.
Often faces turned up to address the sky, as with the maenads and nymphs whose shapes in Greek sculpture did so much to inspire Duncan.
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