Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice

by Edward Eaton

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Orpheus and Eurydice by Edward Eaton

Sometimes the worst thing the gods can give you is what you asked for: When Eurydice finds herself in Hades she is mocked and tormented by demons. Can her husband rescue her before the fiends of Hell destroy her last spark of humanity? Can she and Orpheus overcome the wrath of the Queen of the Dead? [Dramatic Verse - One Act in 6 Scenes]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936381470
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 11/11/2016
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Edward Eaton has studied and taught in the States, China, Israel, Oman, and France, and holds a PhD in Theatre History and Literature. He has worked as a theater director and fight choreographer, been a newspaper columnist and theater critic, and has background in playwriting. An avid SCUBA diver and skier, he resides in Boston with his wife Silviya and their son Christopher. Fiction publications include four plays in dramatic verse, the verse novella TOH'S SAGA, and the Rosi's Doors young adult time travel trilogy. Awards include: New England Book Festival 2013 Winner for Best Young Adult Novel and Reader's Favorite 2012 Silver Award Winner for Best Young Adult Sci-Fi / Fantasy Novel for ROSI'S CASTLE; the 2013 Beach Book Festival Best General Fiction Winner Award for ROSI'S TIME; and the New England Book Festival 2015 Runner-Up for Poetry for GIANTS FALL.

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Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite Edward Eaton’s Orpheus and Eurydice is a dramatic retelling of a classic Greek myth. Orpheus has been blessed by the gods with the gift of song. When he meets the beautiful Eurydice, he uses his music to woo her, and they soon fall madly in love. One fateful day, soon after the couple has been wed, Eurydice is bitten by a snake and dies. Orpheus refuses to allow death to win and follows his bride into hell to bring her back and confronts Hades himself. Will Orpheus be strong enough to save his beloved Eurydice, or will their love be forever torn asunder? The Orpheus and Eurydice myth is a tragic tale of love lost and the great feats one will go through to retain it. It is a story that has been told for centuries; however, Edward Eaton’s dramatic retelling Orpheus and Eurydice sheds new light on this love-crossed pair. Eaton allows a rare look into the main characters’ thoughts. While classic myth has been drawn upon for countless books, series, and even action-packed films, it is a fact that the original telling of these myths are most often dry accounts. They were meant to be lessons and had very little extra information. Eaton’s play does away with the boredom and creates more clarity so that the readers can truly immerse themselves in the story. This account is sure to please any fan of classic myth and will create new fans as well. I hope to read more retellings by Edward Eaton.