Outline of Euripidesí Heracles


Note alteration between spoken and sung (and sometimes danced) parts.  Size of chorus in Euripidesí tragedies: fifteen.

lines
1-106 Prologue
107-37 + 138-39 Parodos (entry of chorus)
140-251 Scene 1
252-74 Chorus leader
275-347 Scene 1 (cont.)
348-450 First choral performance
451-636 Scene 2
637-700 Second choral performance
701-33 Scene 3
734-814 + 815-21 Third choral performance
822-74 Scene 4
875-921 Fourth choral performance
922-1015 Scene 5
1016-88 Fifth choral performance + lyric exchange with Amphitryon
1089-1177 Scene 6
1178-1213 Lyric exchange (Amphitryon and Theseus)
1214-end Final scene