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Euripides Helen

Euripides Helen

Frank McGuinness Published by Faber & Faber
9780571252510

Seven years have passed since the end of the Trojan War and Menelaus, King of Sparta and husband to Helen, is making his slow and painful way home When his ship is wrecked on the coast of Egypt he stumbles…

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Euripides Plays 1 - Medea & The Phoenician Women & Bacchae

Euripides Plays 1 - Medea & The Phoenician Women & Bacchae

Euripides Published by
9780413752802

Always controversial, Euripides' plays are now celebrated for the subtlety of their characterisation and their unorthodox dramatic style This volume contains three of his finest tragedies ... Medea, the…

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Euripides Plays 2 - Hecuba & The Women of Troy & Iphigenia at Aulis & Cyclops

Euripides Plays 2 - Hecuba & The Women of Troy & Iphigenia at Aulis & Cyclops

Euripides Published by Methuen

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…

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Euripides Plays 3 - Alkestis & Helen & Ion

Euripides Plays 3 - Alkestis & Helen & Ion

Euripides trans J Michael Walton & Kenneth McLeish - intro Published by Methuen

The three plays in this volume straddle the borders between comedy and tragedy ... Alkestis is a moving "romance" with death and has parallels to Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale Helen, an alternative version…

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Euripides Plays 4 - Elektra & Orestes & Iphigeneia in Tauris

Euripides Plays 4 - Elektra & Orestes & Iphigeneia in Tauris

Euripides & Michael J. Walton - ed - Robert Cannon & Kenneth McLeish - trans Published by Methuen

This volume contains some of Euripides' most famous works ... Elektra which reverses previous notions of 'heroic' behaviour Orestes, in which almost all the characters are driven by base motives of cowardice…

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Euripides Plays 5 - Andromache & Herakles’ Children & Herakles

Euripides Plays 5 - Andromache & Herakles’ Children & Herakles

Euripides Published by Methuen

Written at the height of the Peloponnesian War, the three plays in this volume highlight the trivial causes and dire consequences of war and the fate of the innocent In Andromache, Hektor's widow struggles…

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Euripides Plays 6 - Hippolytos & Suppliants & Rhesos

Euripides Plays 6 - Hippolytos & Suppliants & Rhesos

Euripides & J Michael Walton - ed - & Kenneth McLeish - trans - Frederic Raphael - intro Published by Methuen

A dramatist whose trademark was the unexpected, Euripides has constantly challenged and intrigued audiences, from Athens of the fifth century BC to the present. The three plays in this volume demonstrate…

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Euripides’ Alcestis - A new version

Euripides’ Alcestis - A new version

Ted Hughes Published by Faber & Faber

"Alcestis" is the tale of a queen sacrificing herself so her husband may live. Ted Hughes' classical translation was his final work, completed just before he died. As with his other works, it goes beyond…

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Four Roman Comedies - The Haunted House & Casina or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Wedding  & The Eunuch & Brothers

Four Roman Comedies - The Haunted House & Casina or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Wedding & The Eunuch & Brothers

Plautus & Terence Published by Methuen

The comedies of Plautus and Terence are all that survive to us of a great age of Roman comedy theatre Collected here are four important plays that offer a unique insight into everyday life in ancient Rome,…

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