The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women

by Nicholas Rudall
     
 

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As bleak and agonizing a portrait of war as ever to appear on the stage,The Trojan Women is a masterpiece of pathos as well as a timeless and chilling indictment of war's brutality. Plays for Performance Series.  See more details below

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As bleak and agonizing a portrait of war as ever to appear on the stage,The Trojan Women is a masterpiece of pathos as well as a timeless and chilling indictment of war's brutality. Plays for Performance Series.

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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.
From the Publisher
"This elegant, self-assured translation brings the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series to a triumphant conclusion. The dialogue reads fluently and naturally, and the choral odes have a graceful lilt. The introduction not only provides historical context but also makes a persuasive case for the play's relevance to our own time. "—Justina Gregory, Smith College

"The publication is an important contribution to the field. Shapiro's poetic translation works not just as a rendering of Greek, but as a good, at times gripping, English-language script. Despite working from a translation, Shapiro's version is notable for its closeness to the Greek in many points, and Burian's notes further tie the English to the original text. On occasion, Shapiro's closeness to the original extends as far as replicating wordplays while maintaining rhythm, an important and noteworthy achievement.Shapiro's success in expressing the Greek metaphor is evidence of his skill as a poet. The best aspect of Burian's notes is the careful elucidation of ancient Greek throughout." —Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566632232
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Plays for Performance Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

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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