The Women of Troy
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Women of Troy by Euripides
Book DescriptionAn industrial port of a war-torn city. Women survivors wait to be shipped abroad. Officials come and go. A grandmother, once Queen, watches as her remaining family are taken from her one by one. The city burns around them. Euripides' great anti-war tragedy is published in Don Taylor's translation to coincide with the National Theatre's production directed by Katie Mitchell in the Lyttelton auditorium. This edition of the play features an introduction by the translator setting the play in its historical and dramaturgical context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781408103869
(198mm x 129mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Euripides
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.
Bacchae, Paperback (February 2016)» View all books by Euripides
Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, has come to Thebes, and the women are streaming out of the city to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing in wild frenzy. The king, Pentheus, denouces this so-called 'god' as a charlatan. But no mortal can deny a god and no man can ever stand against Dionysus.
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Author Biography - Euripides
Euripides was born near Athens circa 480 BC and grew up during the years of the Athenian recovery af ter the Persian Wars. His first play was presented in 455 BC and he wrote some hundred altogether of which nineteen survived. He died in 406 BC at the court of the King of Macedon.
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