Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite

Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite

by Wole Soyinka, Wole Soyinka
     
 

The Bacchae is one of the most modern and one of the most timeless plays of the ancient Greek theater. This new, free version by the Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka was commissioned for performance by the National Theater at the Old Vic, London, in the summer of 1973. Soyinka's text displays abundant evidence of a poet's ear for the cadences and rhythms of chorus and…  See more details below

Overview

The Bacchae is one of the most modern and one of the most timeless plays of the ancient Greek theater. This new, free version by the Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka was commissioned for performance by the National Theater at the Old Vic, London, in the summer of 1973. Soyinka's text displays abundant evidence of a poet's ear for the cadences and rhythms of chorus and solo verse as well as commanding dramatic use of the central social and religious myth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393007893
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1975
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
97
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.36(d)

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Meet the Author

Wole Soyinka, one of Africa's foremost writers, won the Nobel Prize in 1986 and is the author of Death and the King's Horseman, among other works.

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