Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1962

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

David Burt

Second Advisor

Sidnie Davies Mundy

Third Advisor

Keith Rinehart


This paper will attempt to show the anachronism of setting, theme, tradition, character delineation, and speech that Giraudoux deliberately puts into his dramatic world. Only two of his neo-Hellenic plays are studied in detail tor this paper, Amphytryon 38 and Tiger at the Gates (In France called La Guerre de Trois n’aura pas lieu--The Trojan War will not take place). His third neo-Hellenic play, Electra, will be commented upon briefly. The paper will also attempt to show how Giraudoux's anachronism is used as a device to give contemporary meaning to traditional myth. The plays are considered as dramatic literature, not as vehicles for the stage.