Trojan Women

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As bleak and agonizing a portrait of war as ever to appear on stage, The Trojan Women is a masterpiece of pathos as well as a timeless and chilling indictment of war’s brutality. The only justice in war, Euripides seems to say, is punitive and nihilistic. Nicholas Rudall’s compelling new translation continues his acclaimed work in interpreting classical drama for today’s audiences.

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Overview

As bleak and agonizing a portrait of war as ever to appear on stage, The Trojan Women is a masterpiece of pathos as well as a timeless and chilling indictment of war’s brutality. The only justice in war, Euripides seems to say, is punitive and nihilistic. Nicholas Rudall’s compelling new translation continues his acclaimed work in interpreting classical drama for today’s audiences.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566632249
  • Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Plays for Performance Series
  • Edition description: New Translation
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,484,414
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.67 (h) x 0.20 (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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Table of Contents

Introduction 3

On the Translation 27

Trojan Women 29

Notes on the Text 79

Glossary 105

For Further Reading 113

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