Bacchae

Bacchae

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by Euripides, Robin Robertson
     
 

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Classic Greek tragedy concerns the catastrophe that ensues when the King of Thebes, Pentheus, imprisons Dionysus and attempts to suppress his cult. Full of striking scenes, frenzied emotion and choral songs of great power and beauty, the play is a fine example of Euripides' ability to exploit Greek myth to probe man's psychological makeup.

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Classic Greek tragedy concerns the catastrophe that ensues when the King of Thebes, Pentheus, imprisons Dionysus and attempts to suppress his cult. Full of striking scenes, frenzied emotion and choral songs of great power and beauty, the play is a fine example of Euripides' ability to exploit Greek myth to probe man's psychological makeup.

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Booknews
Offers a new line-for-line translation of Euripides' play about the consequences of an attempt in Thebes to suppress the cult of Dionysus. An introduction discusses the cultural background of the play, its author, and ancient tragic theater, and suggests psychological, moral, religious, and political issues raised by the play. --Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Interactive Theatre Newsletter
Very accessible and 'fresh' translations, which will be valuable additions to American theatre.
— Jeff Wirth, Editor
Interactive Theatre Newsletter - Jeff Wirth
Very accessible and 'fresh' translations, which will be valuable additions to American theatre.
From the Publisher
"This text is one of the finest commentaries on any Greek play, and is also priced to be usable. Thank you!"—Linda Clader, Carleton College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062319661
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,108,322
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 2.20(d)

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The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Bacchae 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Victoria-Colt, my nook broke. i likely won't be returning. i'm sorry. I love you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goodnight, Colt. I love you. *Kisses him back.*