Euripides Plays: 2: Cyclops; Hecuba; Iphigenia In Aulis; Trojan Women

October 11, 2006|
Euripides Plays: 2: Cyclops; Hecuba; Iphigenia In Aulis; Trojan Women by Peter D. Euripides
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Published in the new Methuen Classical Dramatists series



Euripides'' searching, poetic voice probes the waste and suffering of war in these plays which are set wake of the Trojan defeat to reflect the playwright''s changing attitude to the real war between Athens and Sparta in his own day - 4th century BC. Hecuba is a play of ghosts and shadowy death; The Women of Troy is a searing indictment of the aftermath of defeat; Iphigenia at Aulis shows a human tragedy at the heart of the mechanics of war; and Cyclops is a satyr play which offers a comic antidote to the tragedies.

With an introduction by J. Michael Walton


J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical ...
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Title:Euripides Plays: 2: Cyclops; Hecuba; Iphigenia In Aulis; Trojan Women
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 7.99 X 5 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.99 X 5 X 0.55 in
Published:October 11, 2006
Publisher:Bloomsbury
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780413164209

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