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Euripides "Bakkhai,"a play about the theater and its god. A tragedy in which the essence of all tragedy is distilled and disclosed. Originally commissioned for a London theater group, Robert Emmet Meagher's translation made its American debut at the Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO.
The "Bakkhai" offers a rich and revealing introduction to ancient Greek tragedy ‹ a remarkably appropriate alternative to Sophocles' 'Oedipus the King' Meagher's edition features:
- A lively and extremely actable English translation that is true to the word and spirit of the ancient original - A Preface on the purpose and challenge of this translation - Commentary on Euripides and the play.
Meagher's "Bakkhai" is an illuminating, attractive, and affordable presentation for the general reader, the college student, the director and performer alike.