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Iphigenia In Aulis
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|September 1, 1997

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Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter in order to ensure the good fortune of his forces in the Trojan War is, despite its heroic background, in many respects a domestic tragedy. Mr. Rudall's new translation retains Euripides' poetic beauty while fashioning a…
Iphigenia Among The Taurians
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|September 1, 1997

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Euripides' romantic melodrama of the reunion in Tauris of Iphigenia with the brother she thought was dead abounds in situations of danger and of touching reminiscence. Plays for Performance Series.
Oedipus The King
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|August 29, 2000

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The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization. Nicholas Rudall's new translation remains true to Sophocles original text while fashioning a language of grace and…
The Father
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|April 1, 1992

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By far Strindberg's most aggressive work, The Father is a feverish nightmare of the struggle he saw between defiant masculinity and the "treacherous weakness" of woman. Mr. Brustein's adaptation takes account of modern feminist sensibilities without diminishing…
The Bacchae
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|April 1, 1996

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Euripides' powerful investigation of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it is an argument for moderation, rejecting the lures of pure reason as well as pure sensuality. Mr. Rudall's fresh translation of this complex classic retains the play's poetic…
La Ronde
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|January 16, 2010

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First published for private circulation in Vienna in 1900, Arthur Schnitzler's famous play looks at the sexual morality and class ideology of his day through a series of sexual encounters between pairs of characters. When published publicly in 1903, it became an…
An Enemy of the People
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|June 14, 2007

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Nicholas Rudall, whose acclaimed translations of Ibsen and the Greek classic playwrights have brought a fresh perspective to the American theater, turns his talents to one of the Norwegian dramatist's most provocative plays. In a rebuke to the Victorian notion…
Electra
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|June 1, 1993

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Sophocles' classic drama of a daughter's revenge of her father's murder has been translated into playable language for modern audiences. As an example of Sophoclean tragedy, with its fatalistic acceptance of human doom, Electra is unsurpassed. It is, in…
Woyzeck: Georg Buchner
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|November 18, 2002

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In a new translation and adaptation by Nicholas Rudall. Sacrificed to powers larger than himself, Woyzeck is one of drama's first anti-heroes. He serves a German captain and makes money by allowing a doctor to experiment on him, but his deeper morality leads him…
Oedipus at Colonus
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|February 11, 2002

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This play forms a bridge between the events in Oedipus the King and Antigone. It begins with the arrival of Oedipus in Colonus after years of wandering; it ends with Antigone setting off toward her own fate in Thebes.
Medea
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|August 29, 2000

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Medea, whose magical powers helped Jason and the Argonauts take the Golden Fleece, remains one the strongest female characters ever to appear on stage. In the play she kills her own children-a desperate and powerful act. Nicholas Rudall's deft translation for…
A Doll's House
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|December 20, 1999

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Ibsen's seminal play, which changed modern drama, is a searing view of a male-dominated and authoritarian society, presented with a realism that elevates theatre to a level above mere entertainment. The reverberations of Nora's slamming the door as she leaves…
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