EURIPIDES: THE COMPLETE PLAYS
(Nook Authoritative Edition)
The Complete Works of Euripides
Including Electra, Hecuba, The Trojan Women, Iphigenia, Medea, Orestes, Helen, Suppliants, Bacchae, Heracles and More
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IPHIGENIA AT AULIS
IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS
THE TROJAN WOMEN
|Publisher:||Euripides Complete Works (Greek Tragedy Classics)|
|Series:||Euripides Greek Drama Electra, Hecuba, The Trojan Women, Iphigenia, Medea, Orestes, Helen, Suppliants, Bacchae, Heracles|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||564 KB|
About the Author
Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. This new approach led him to pioneer developments that later writers adapted to comedy, some of which are characteristic of romance. Yet he also became "the most tragic of poets", focusing on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown. He was "the creator of...that cage which is the theatre of Shakespeare's Othello, Racine's Phèdre, of Ibsen and Strindberg," in which "...imprisoned men and women destroy each other by the intensity of their loves and hates", and yet he was also the literary ancestor of comic dramatists as diverse as Menander and George Bernard Shaw.
He was also unique among the writers of ancient Athens for the sympathy he demonstrated towards all victims of society, including women. His conservative male audiences were frequently shocked by the 'heresies' he put into the mouths of characters.
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