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Euripides

Euripides was a tragedian of classical Athens. Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, he is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom a significant number of plays have survived; some ancient scholars attributed 95 plays to him but, according to the Suda, it was 92 at most. Of these, 18 or 19 have survived more or less complete and there are fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays. More of his plays have survived intact than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together because his popularity grew as theirs declined—he became, in the Hellenistic Age, a cornerstone of ancient literary education, along with Homer and Menander. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances; this new approach led him to pioneer developments that writers adapted to comedy, some of which are characteristic of romance. Yet he became "the most tragic of poets", focusing on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way unknown.

He was "the creator of...that cage, the theatre of Shakespeare's Othello, Racine's Phèdre, of Ibsen and Strindberg," in which "...imprisoned men and women destroy each other by the intensity of their loves and hates", yet he was the literary ancestor of comic dramatists as diverse as Menander and George Bernard Shaw. Unique among writers of Ancient Athens, Euripides demonstrated sympathy towards the underrepresented members of society, his male contemporaries were shocked by the heresies he put into the mouths of characters, such as these words of his heroine Medea: His contemporaries associated him with Socrates as a leader of a decadent intellectualism, both of them being lampooned by comic poets such as Aristophanes. Whereas Socrates was put on trial and executed as a corrupting influence, Euripides chose a voluntary exile in old age, dying in Macedonia. Recent scholarship casts doubt on ancient biographies of Euripides. For example, it is possible that he never visited Macedonia at all, or, if he did, he might have been drawn there by King Archelaus with incentives that were offered to other artists.

Traditional accounts of the author's life are found in many commentaries and include details such as these: He was born on Salamis Island around 480 BC, with parents Cleito and Mnesarchus, a retailer who lived in a village near Athens. Upon the receipt of an oracle saying that his son was fated to win "crowns of victory", Mnesarchus insisted that the boy should train for a career in athletics. In fact the boy was destined for a career on the stage, where however he was to win only five victories, one of, after his death, he served for a short time as both torch-bearer at the rites of Apollo Zosterius. His education was not confined to athletics: he studied painting and philosophy under the masters Prodicus and Anaxagoras, he had two disastrous marriages and both his wives—Melite and Choerine —were unfaithful. He became a recluse. "There he built an impressive library and pursued daily communion with the sea and sky". He retired to the "rustic court" of King Archelaus in Macedonia, where he died in 406 BC.

However, as mentioned in the introduction, biographical details such as these should be regarded with scepticism. They are derived entirely from three unreliable sources: folklore, employed by the ancients to lend colour to the lives of celebrated authors; this biography is divided into three sections corresponding to the three kinds of sources. Euripides was the youngest in a set of three great tragedians who were contemporaries: his first play was staged thirteen years after Sophocles' debut and only three years after Aeschylus's masterpiece, the Oresteia; the identity of the trio is neatly underscored by a patriotic account of their roles during Greece's great victory over Persia at the Battle of Salamis—Aeschylus fought there, Sophocles was just old enough to celebrate the victory in a boys' chorus and Euripides was born on the day of the battle. The apocryphal account that he composed his works in a cave on Salamis island was a late tradition and it symbolizes the isolation of an intellectual, rather ahead of his time.

Much of his life and his whole career coincided with the struggle between Athens and Sparta for hegemony in Greece but he didn't live to see the final defeat of his city. It is said that he died in Macedonia after being attacked by the Molossian hounds of King Archelaus and that his cenotaph near Piraeus was struck by lightning—signs of his unique powers, whether for good or ill. In an account by Plutarch, the catastrophic failure of the Sicilian expedition led Athenians to trade renditions of Euripides' lyrics to their enemies in return for food and drink. Plutarch is the source for the story that the victorious Spartan generals, having planned the demolition of Athens and the enslavement of its people, grew merciful after being entertained at a banquet by lyrics from Euripides' play Electra: "they felt that it would be a barbarous act to annihilate a city whic

Fuller Building

The Fuller Building is an office skyscraper in Manhattan located at 41 East 57th Street on the corner of Madison Avenue. It was built for the Fuller Construction Company in 1929 after they moved from the Flatiron Building; the building was designed by Walker & Gillette in the Art Deco style, although in a conservative fashion. The building's exterior features architectural sculpture by Elie Nadelman, the interior has richly decorated vestibules and lobbies featuring marble walls, bronze detailing, mosaic floors. Christopher Gray wrote in The New York Times about the building that "t was built in 1929 as a jazz-age testament to the emerging commercial chic of 57th Street," while the AIA Guide to New York City calls it "he Brooks Brothers of Art Deco: black and white."The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1986. The Fuller Building is known for housing a number of New York's most important galleries including David Benrimon Fine Art, Nailya Alexander Gallery, DAG Modern, Tom Gitterman Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery, David Findlay Jr. Gallery, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, Jason McCoy Inc Gallery, Zabriskie Gallery, Andrew Crispo Gallery, André Emmerich Gallery, Robert Miller Gallery, Charles Egan Gallery, Guy E. Mayer Gallery, David McKee Gallery, the pioneering Pierre Matisse Gallery, Lee Witkin Gallery, John Szoke Gallery, amongst others.

Although several galleries have either moved or closed, many newer ones, such as the Jason McCoy Gallery, Hirschl & Adler or Auctionata, the online auction house, have taken their place. Notes Bibliography Emporis building 115552 Media related to Fuller Building at Wikimedia Commons Midtown Book, The Fuller Building

Un camino hacia el destino

Un camino hacia el destino is a Mexican telenovela produced by Nathalie Lartilleux for Televisa. It is based on the Mexican telenovela La hija del jardinero, produced in 2003 by TV Azteca; the series stars Paulina Goto as "Luisa Fernanda" and Horacio Pancheri as "Carlos". Luisa Fernanda Pérez, a beautiful, 18-year-old student, has two passions: mastering the violin and gardening, a skill she learned from her father, the former groundskeeper of the wealthy Altamirano family's estate. A chance encounter with destiny alters her life after she is injured in a car accident caused by Luis, a playboy lawyer and falls for his stepson, Carlos, an attractive, young doctor treating her at the local hospital. Paulina Goto as Luisa Fernanda Horacio Pancheri as Carlos Gómez Jorge Aravena as Pedro Pérez Ana Patricia Rojo as Mariana Altamirano Lisette Morelos as Amelia Altamirano Manuel Landeta as Hernán Sotomayor René Strickler as Luis Montero Eugenia Cauduro as Marissa Gómez Patricia Reyes Spíndola as Blanca Gustavo Rojo as Don Fernando Altamirano Brandon Peniche as Javier Producer Nathalie Lartilleux's plans for a new telenovela were revealed in the spring of 2015.

Goto confirmed in an interview that Un camino hacia el destino is not a remake of La hija del jardinero. Instead, it is based on some elements from the original telenovela. Casting for the telenovela began in late October 2015 where Paulina Goto auditioned for the lead role of "Luisa Fernanda". Goto took violin lessons for her role, her casting in the telenovela was announced days on November 6, 2015. Argentine actor, Horacio Pancheri, was cast in the lead male role. Eugenia Cauduro and René Strickler were both confirmed for the telenovela in mid-November; the opening theme song of the telenovela is performed by Paulina Goto. Production on the telenovela began on November 23, 2015 on location in Villa Victoria, a town located outside Mexico City. Additional scenes are filmed at Televisa San Ángel; the cast filmed several scenes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in mid-February 2016. On January 19, 2016, a private press event for the telenovela was held at Televisa San Ángel. A trailer featuring new scenes was presented, the principal cast and crew members were introduced to the media.

Goto played the violin with an orchestra and sang the telenovela's theme song, "Mi camino eres tú". The event was streamed live on the telenovela's official website; the series premiered on January 25, 2016, in Mexico on El Canal de las Estrellas and airs weeknights. On February 23, 2016, it began airing weeknights in United States on Univision, its premiere episode on Univision was watched by 2,086,000 viewers. Un camino hacia el destino on IMDb