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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
Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies, Paperback (March 2016)
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.
Sophocles: Ajax, Paperback (February 2015)
Not since 1896 has Sophocles' Ajax received such a sustained analysis on so many levels: literary, dramatic, textual and metrical.
Electra, Paperback (October 2014)» View all books by Sophocles
Locked into a bloody cycle of murder and reprisal, Electra, haunted by her father's assassination, is consumed by grief and a thirst for vengeance. When her brother Orestes at last returns, she urges him to a savage and terrifying conclusion.
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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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