The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women

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by Euripides
     
 

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The Trojan Women follows the women of Troy after the famous war which devastated their city. It is believed to have been influenced by the capture of Melos, an Aegean Island, and the treatment of its population by the Athenians. These historical events took place the same year the play premiered, 415 BC.

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The Trojan Women follows the women of Troy after the famous war which devastated their city. It is believed to have been influenced by the capture of Melos, an Aegean Island, and the treatment of its population by the Athenians. These historical events took place the same year the play premiered, 415 BC.

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A new translation of a literary classic of pathos and war, capturing the classical drama in a new form designed as a play for performing to modern audiences.
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"Some of the writing is pin-sharp… does away with reverence, rips up the rulebook." – Telegraph

"This fine new modern-day version by poet Caroline Bird is set in the mother-and-baby unit of a prison. It’s an ingenious idea of sparkling sensitivity." – Evening Standard

"Caroline Bird’s new version has both bleak beauty and sardonic humour." – Financial Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420904192
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
992,111
File size:
1 MB

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