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Description - The Greek Plays by Ellen McLaughlin

This volume contains modern adaptations of classic Greek texts, with a foreword by Tony Kushner. It also contains: "Iphigenia and Other Daughters"; "The Trojan Women"; "Helen"; "Lysistrata"; "The Persians"; and, "Oedipus".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559362405
ISBN-10: 1559362405
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 137mm x 28mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ellen McLaughlin

Ellen McLaughlin's plays include Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Infinity's House and Tongue of a Bird, which have been widely produced. She is a past finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was the co-winner of the Great American Play Contest. Also an accomplished actor, Ms. McLaughlin is most well known for having originated the part of the Angel in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, appearing in every U.S. production through its Broadway run. Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.