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Ten Plays

Ten Plays

  • Author: Euripides
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780451527004
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 578
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Presents fresh translations of ten immortal plays in verse by the ancient Greek dramatist, including "Electra," "Medea," and "The Trojan Women," accompanied by scene headings, stage directions, introductions, and a glossary of people, gods, and places. Original.

Ten Plays by Euripides

Ten Plays by Euripides

  • Author: Euripides
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • ISBN: 0307830462
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 432
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The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life. In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy. For the first time in history, heroes and heroines on the stage were not idealized: as Sophocles himself said, Euripides shows people not as they ought to be, but as they actually are.

Euripides

Euripides

Ten Plays

  • Author: Euripides
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440619484
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 608
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A modern translation exclusive to signet From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops.

Medea

Medea

  • Author: Euripides
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022620359X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 72
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In the centuries since it was first performed, Euripides’s Medea has established itself as one of the most influential of the Greek tragedies. The story of the wronged wife who seeks revenge against her unfaithful husband by murdering their children is lodged securely in the popular imagination, a touchstone for politics, law, and psychoanalysis and the subject of constant retellings and reinterpretations. This new translation of Medea by classicist Oliver Taplin, originally published as part of the acclaimed third edition of Chicago’s Complete Greek Tragedies, brilliantly replicates the musicality and strength of Euripides’s verse while retaining the play’s dramatic and emotional impact. Taplin has created an edition of Medea that is particularly suited to performance, while not losing any of the power it has long held as an object of reading or study. This edition is poised to become the new standard, and to introduce a new generation of readers to the heights and depths of Greek tragedy.

Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction

Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction

  • Author: Edith Wharton
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • ISBN: 0553904205
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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On a bleak New England farm, a taciturn young man has resigned himself to a life of grim endurance. Bound by circumstance to a woman he cannot love, Ethan Frome is haunted by a past of lost possibilities until his wife’s orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, arrives and he is tempted to make one final, desperate effort to escape his fate. In language that is spare, passionate, and enduring, Edith Wharton tells this unforgettable story of two tragic lovers overwhelmed by the unrelenting forces of conscience and necessity. Included with Ethan Frome are the novella The Touchstone and three short stories, “The Last Asset,” “The Other Two,” and “Xingu.” Together, this collection offers a survey of the extraordinary range and power of one of America’s finest writers.

Classical Monologues from Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw: Women : from the Restoration to Bernard Shaw

Classical Monologues from Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw: Women : from the Restoration to Bernard Shaw

  • Author: Leon Katz,Georgi Lliev
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781557836151
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 338
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Contains over 250 monologues that cover over two thousand years of theatrical history.

Euripides: Hecuba

Euripides: Hecuba

  • Author: Helene P. Foley
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472569083
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 192
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Chosen as one of the ten canonical plays by Euripides during the Hellenistic period in Greece, Hecuba was popular throughout Antiquity. The play also became part of the so-called 'Byzantine triad' of three plays of Euripides (along with Phoenician Women and Orestes) selected for study in school curricula, above all for the brilliance of its rhetorical speeches and quotable traditional wisdom. Translations into Latin and vernacular languages, as well as stage performances emerged early in the sixteenth century. The Renaissance admired the play for its representation of the extraordinary suffering and misfortunes of its newly-enslaved heroine, the former queen of Troy Hecuba, for the courageous sacrificial death of her daughter Polyxena, and for the beleaguered queen's surprisingly successful revenge against the unscrupulous killer of her son Polydorus. Later periods, however, developed reservations about the play's revenge plot and its unity. Recent scholarship has favorably reassessed the play in its original cultural and political context and the past thirty years have produced a number of exciting staged productions. Hecuba has emerged as a profound exploration of the difficulties of establishing justice and a stable morality in post-war situations. This book investigates the play's changing critical and theatrical reception from Antiquity to the present, its mythical and political background, its dramatic and thematic unity, and the role of its choruses.

Classical Monologues from Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw: Women : from Aeschylus to Racine

Classical Monologues from Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw: Women : from Aeschylus to Racine

  • Author: Leon Katz
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781557836144
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 346
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Contains over 250 monologues that cover over two thousand years of theatrical history.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • ISBN: 0307757684
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 592
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Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere’s Fan, his first dramatic success, An Ideal Husband, which pokes fun at conventional morality, The Importance of Being Earnest, his finest comedy, and Salomé, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann. Every selection appears in its entirety–a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who’s been aptly called “a lord of language” by Max Beerbohm.