Bacchae

Bacchae

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by Euripides
     
 

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Euripides' powerful investigation of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it is an argument for moderation, rejecting the lures of pure reason as well as pure sensuality. Plays for Performance Series.

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Euripides' powerful investigation of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it is an argument for moderation, rejecting the lures of pure reason as well as pure sensuality. Plays for Performance Series.

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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.
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.
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:
9781566630672
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
04/25/1996
Series:
Plays for Performance Series
Edition description:
Plays for Performance Edition
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,094,411
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.69(h) x 0.19(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.*