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ISBN-10: 1840022612

ISBN-13: 9781840022612

Edition: 2003

Authors: Colin Teevan, Eur�pides, Edith Hall

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Dionysos has returned to his native land to take revenge on the puritanical Pentheus. This new version of Euripides' classic work has been specially commissioned by the Royal National Theatre for a production to be directed by Sir Peter Hall.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198

Euripides, one of the three great Greek tragedians was born in Attica probably in 485 B.C. of well-to-do parents. In his youth he cultivated gymnastic pursuits and studied philosophy and rhetoric. Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. In his tragedies, Euripides represented individuals not as they ought to be but as they are. His excellence lies in the tenderness and pathos with which he invested many of his characters. Euripides' attitude toward the gods was iconoclastic and rationalistic; toward humans-notably his passionate female characters-his attitude was deeply sympathetic. In his…    

Edith Hall is one of Britain's foremost classicists, having held posts at the universities of Royal Holloway, Cambridge, Durham, Reading, and Oxford. In 2014 she was awarded the Erasmus Medal of the European Academy, given to a scholar whose works represent a significant contribution to European culture and scientific achievement. She is the first woman to win this award. Hall regularly writes in the Times Literary Supplement, reviews theatre productions on radio, and has written and edited more than a dozen works on the ancient world. She teaches at King's College London and lives in Gloucestershire.