In the Images of World Literature slideshow, you saw images related to The Bacchae. Here you can find resources and links on the text. (See the translations and editions page for links to these.)
- Die Bassariden, an opera by Hans Werner Henze with a libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman (1965), based on The Bacchae. Both the full opera and excerpts, including the Maenads dance, have been released on CD and are available as downloads. http://www.amazon.com/Hans-Werner-Henze-Die-Bassariden/dp/B00022XOAY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282511448&sr=8-2
- "Euripides' Bacchae" (2002) was composed by Petros Tabouris, and performed on recreations of instruments that may have been used in ancient Greece. (CD and downloads) http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/euripides-bacchae/id285741185
- Gustav Holst "Hymn to Dionysus" (1913) for women's chorus, using the Gilbert Murray translation. (CD and downloads) http://www.amazon.com/Holst-Hymns-Eastern-Pictures-Dionysus/dp/B000001PCH/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282511493&sr=1-1
- Music is often part of live performances of The Bacchae. British composer Harrison Birtwistle provided music for Peter Hall's 2002 production of The Bacchae in London in London.
Images can be found on the web sites of many large museums. For instance:
- "Relief with a Dancing Maenad" from the Greek Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/130013975
- A vase showing Dionysus, maenads and satyrs, also from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/31.11.11
- "Theoi Greek Mythology: Exploring Mythology in Classical Literature and Art" has links to many images, including four period images from of the unusual birth of Dionysus from Zeus' thigh. http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/DionysosMyths.html#Birth
- There is an amphora showing a maenad holding a thyrsus (and a snake, another attribute of the maenads).http://www.utexas.edu/courses/larrymyth/images/dionysus/DA-Satyr-Maenad.jpg .
- The Bacchae is frequently performed today. Recent performances include:
- Public Theater in New York's Central Park, in summer 2009, slideshow of images available on NYTimes.com. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow
- The National Theatre of Scotland production (which starred Alan Cumming) has slideshow and video available on its site.
- Playwright Chuck Mee has created Bacchae 2.1 as part of his (re)making project, which invites visitors to take the script from his website and use it as a resource for new work. See http://www.panix.com/userdirs/meejr/html/about.html, and http://www.panix.com/userdirs/meejr/html/plays.html for access to the text.