The Greek Plays (Large Print 16pt)

The Greek Plays (Large Print 16pt)

by Ellen Mclaughlin
     
 
This chilling passage is from Ellen McLaughlin's new adaptation of The Persians by Aeschylus, the earliest surviving play in Western literature, an elegy for a fallen civi-lization and a warning to its new conqueror. As Margo Jefferson wrote in the New York Times, ''The play is a true classic: we see the present and the future right there, inside the past. And

Overview

This chilling passage is from Ellen McLaughlin's new adaptation of The Persians by Aeschylus, the earliest surviving play in Western literature, an elegy for a fallen civi-lization and a warning to its new conqueror. As Margo Jefferson wrote in the New York Times, ''The play is a true classic: we see the present and the future right there, inside the past. And when writers give us a 'new version' (a translation or adaptation) of a classic, they both serve and use it. They serve the playwright's gifts by refusing to simplify. But they can't just imitate. Every age has its own rhythms and drives. The classic must make us feel the new acutely. Ellen McLaughlin serves and uses The Persians with true power and grace.''

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781458781307
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
636
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.28(d)

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