The Suppliants & Ajax
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Suppliants & Ajax by Sophocles
Book Description"Two Greek masterpieces. In Suppliants, Aeschylus challenges us to witness the emotional cost of exile and, in doing so, helps us to understand a contemporary issue. In some of the most opulent and purely lovely choral odes ever written, he describes the fate of the daughters of Danaus as they beg for asylum in Argos. It was produced at the Gate Theatre in 1998. Ajax describes the madness and death of one of the great Greek heroes of the Trojan wars, having fallen foul of the Gods. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840021059
(210mm x 130mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sophocles
Greek Plays, Hardback (May 2016)
Plays include: Aeschylus: the Persians, Oresteia, Prometheus bound; Sophocles: Oedipus the king, Antigone, Electra, Oedipus at Colonus; Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, Trojan women, Helen, Bacchae.
Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies, Paperback (March 2016)View all books by Sophocles
This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics.
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Author Biography - Sophocles
"James Kerr was born in Liverpool. He trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and worked as an actor in theatre. television and film. He started directing at the National Theatre Studio in 1997. He has directed many productions worldwide. "
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