The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes

The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes

by Seamus Heaney
     
 

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Seamus Heaney's version of Philoctetes is a fast-paced, brilliant work excellently suited to the stage. Heaney keeps the majesty of the Greek original, but manages to give his verse the flavor of Irish speech and context. "...a purifying play, in the great tradition of modern Irish drama."--John Peter, The Sunday Times.

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Seamus Heaney's version of Philoctetes is a fast-paced, brilliant work excellently suited to the stage. Heaney keeps the majesty of the Greek original, but manages to give his verse the flavor of Irish speech and context. "...a purifying play, in the great tradition of modern Irish drama."--John Peter, The Sunday Times.

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“A purifying play, in the great tradition of modern Irish drama: think of Synge's Playboy of the Western World, O'Casey's early work, or even some of Yeats's Cuchulain plays.” —John Peters, The Sunday Times (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374133559
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
12/04/1991
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author


Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include Opened Ground, Electric Light, Beowulf, The Spirit Level, District and Circle, and Finders Keepers. Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats."

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