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Prometheus Bound (Paperback, New edition): Aeschylus Prometheus Bound (Paperback, New edition)
Aeschylus; Illustrated by Thom Kapheim; Translated by Paul Roche
R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This brilliant translation of a classic work includes

-- An essay on ancient Greek theater

-- Extensive glossary of names & places

-- Practical production suggestions

Prometheus Bound (Paperback): Aeschylus Prometheus Bound (Paperback)
Aeschylus
R266 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The titanic and tragic figure of Prometheus, so familiar to readers of Goethe, Shelley, or Karl Marx, continues to capture the modern imagination. In fact, a simplified image of Prometheus--an image that has little to do with the complex figure created by Aeschylus--has become more prominent and influential than the play itself.

For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations of the play, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance to modern times. Aeschylus originally wrote Prometheus Bound as part of a tragic trilogy, and this translation is unique in including the extant fragments of the companion plays.

The Seven Against Thebes (Paperback, New edition): Aeschylus The Seven Against Thebes (Paperback, New edition)
Aeschylus; Translated by Robert Emmet Meagher
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Few plays have captured the delirium of war as precisely and poignantly as Seven Against Thebes.

Persians (Paperback): Aeschylus Persians (Paperback)
Aeschylus
R304 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Persians, Aeschylus' earliest surviving tragedy, holds a fascination both for readers of Greek drama and Greek history. Not only is it the earliest existing play in the Western tradition, it is drawn directly from the playwright's own experiences at the battle of Salamis, making it the only account of the Persian Wars composed by an eyewitness. And as pure tragedy, it is a masterpiece. Aeschylus tells the story of the war from the Persian point of view, and his pride in the great victory of Greeks is tempered with a real compassion for Xerxes and his vanquished nation. Lembke and Harrington have rendered this stunning work in a modern translation that loses none of the original's dramatic juxtaposition of serenity and violence, hope and despair.

Three Other Theban Plays - Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes; Euripides' Suppliants; Euripides' Phoenician Women... Three Other Theban Plays - Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes; Euripides' Suppliants; Euripides' Phoenician Women (Paperback)
Aeschylus, Euripides
R393 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R38 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Though now associated mainly with Sophocles' Theban Plays and Euripides' Bacchae , the theme of Thebes and its royalty was a favorite of ancient Greek poets, one explored in a now lost epic cycle, as well as several other surviving tragedies. With a rich Introduction that sets three of these plays within the larger contexts of Theban legend and of Greek tragedy in performance, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig's annotated translation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes , Euripides' Suppliants , and Euripides' Phoenician Women offers a brilliant constellation of less familiar Theban plays-those dealing with the war between Oedipus' sons, its casualties, and survivors.

The Oresteia (Paperback): Aeschylus The Oresteia (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Translated by Hugh Lloyd-Jones
R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The most famous series of ancient Greek plays, and the only surviving trilogy, is the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides. These three plays recount the murder of Agamemnon by his queen Clytemnestra on his return from Troy with the captive Trojan princess Cassandra; the murder in turn of Clytemnestra by their son Orestes; and Orestes' subsequent pursuit by the Avenging Furies (Eumenides) and eventual absolution. Hugh Lloyd-Jones's informative notes elucidate the text, and introductions to each play set the trilogy against the background of Greek religion as a whole and Greek tragedy in particular, providing a balanced assessment of Aeschylus's dramatic art. This superior translation should be read by every student of Greek civilization, classical literature, and drama.

Prometheus Bound (Paperback): Aeschylus Prometheus Bound (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Translated by Deborah Roberts
R282 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R26 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Prometheus Bound; Clarendon Press Series 2 Aeschylus null Clarendon Press, 1886 Drama; Continental European; Drama / Ancient, Classical & Medieval; Drama / Continental European

The Oresteia Trilogy - Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers and the Furies (Paperback, New edition): Aeschylus The Oresteia Trilogy - Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers and the Furies (Paperback, New edition)
Aeschylus
R117 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R17 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Classic trilogy by great tragedian deals with the bloody history of the House of Atreus. Grand in style, rich in diction and dramatic dialogue, the plays embody Aeschylus' concerns with the destiny and fate of both individuals and the state, all played out under the watchful eye of the gods.

Persians and Other Plays (Paperback): Aeschylus Persians and Other Plays (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Translated by Christopher Collard
R266 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aeschylus is the first of the great Greek playwrights, and the four plays in this volume demonstrate the remarkable range of Greek tragedy. Persians is the only surviving tragedy to draw on contemporary history, the Greeks' extraordinary victory over Persia in 480 BC. The Persians' aggression is inhuman in scale, and offends the gods, but while celebrating the Greek triumph, Aeschylus also portrays the shock of the defeated with some compassion. In Seven Against Thebes a royal family is cursed with self-destruction, in a remorseless tragedy that anticipates the grandeur of the later Oresteia. Suppliants portrays the wretched plight of the daughters of Danaus, fleeing from enforced marriage; as refugees they seek protection, and must plead a moral and political case to gain it. And in Prometheus Bound, Prometheus is relentlessly persecuted by Zeus for benefitting mankind in defiance of the god. Christopher Collard's highly readable new translation is accompanied by an introduction that sets the plays in their original context, and together with the notes considers theatrical and poetic issues, as well as details of content and language. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Oresteia - Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Holy Goddesses (Paperback): Aeschylus The Oresteia - Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Holy Goddesses (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Translated by David Mulroy
R538 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R39 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First presented in the spring of 458 B.C.E. at the festival of Dionysus in Athens, Aeschylus' trilogy Oresteia won the first prize. Comprised of three plays-Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Furies-it is the only surviving example of the ancient trilogy form for Greek tragedies. This drama of the House of Atreus catches everyone in a bloody net. Queen Clytaemestra of Argos murders her husband Agamemnon. Their son Orestes avenges his father by killing his mother. The Furies, hideous deities who punish the murder of blood kin, pursue Orestes. Into this horrific cycle steps Athena, goddess of wisdom, who establishes the rule of law to replace fatal vengeance. Orestes is tried in court before a jury of Athenians and found not guilty. Athena transforms the Furies into benevolent goddesses and extols the virtue of mercy. An important historical document as well as gripping entertainment, the Oresteia conveys beliefs and values of the ancient Athenians as they established the world's first great democracy. Aeschylus (525/4-456/5 B.C.E.) was the first of the three great tragic dramatists of ancient Greece, forerunner of Sophocles and Euripides. In this trilogy he created a new dramatic form with characters and plot, infused with spellbinding emotion. David Mulroy's fluid, accessible English translation with its rhyming choral songs does full justice to the meaning and theatricality of the ancient Greek. In an introduction and appendixes, he provides cultural background for modern readers, actors, and students.

Oresteia (Paperback): Aeschylus Oresteia (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Adapted by Robert Icke
R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Orestes' parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus' greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done - and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written. Following Mr Burns and 1984, Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke radically reimagines Oresteia for the modern stage, in its first major London production in more than a decade. Lia Williams returns to the Almeida as Klytemnestra.

Prometheus Bound (Hardcover): Aeschylus Prometheus Bound (Hardcover)
Aeschylus; Translated by Deborah Roberts
R635 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R88 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Prometheus Bound; Clarendon Press Series 2 Aeschylus null Clarendon Press, 1886 Drama; Continental European; Drama / Ancient, Classical & Medieval; Drama / Continental European

Greek Tragedy (Paperback, New Ed): Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles Greek Tragedy (Paperback, New Ed)
Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles; Edited by Simon Goldhill
R266 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Agememnon is the first part of the Aeschylus's Orestian trilogy in which the leader of the Greek army returns from the Trojan war to be murdered by his treacherous wife Clytemnestra. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the king sets out to uncover the cause of the plague that has struck his city, only to disover the devastating truth about his relationship with his mother and his father. Medea is the terrible story of a woman's bloody revenge on her adulterous husband through the murder of her own children.

The Oresteia - Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes in Athens (Hardcover): Aeschylus The Oresteia - Agamemnon, Women at the Graveside, Orestes in Athens (Hardcover)
Aeschylus; Translated by Oliver Taplin
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the foundational texts of Western literature, the Oresteia trilogy is about cycles of deception and brutality within the ruling family of Argos. In Agamemnon, queen Clytemnestra awaits her husband's return from war to commit a terrible act of retribution. The next plays, radically retitled here as The Women at the Graveside and Orestes in Athens, deal with the aftermath of the regicide, Orestes' search to avenge his father's death and his ceaseless torment. A powerful discourse on the formation of democracy, The Oresteia illuminates the tensions between loyalty to one's family and to the community. In this classic for future generations, Oliver Taplin captures the lyricism of the original.

Aeschylus II - The Oresteia (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Aeschylus Aeschylus II - The Oresteia (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Aeschylus; Edited by David Grene, Richmond Lattimore, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeshylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides' "Medea", "The Children of Heracles", "Andromache", and "Iphigenia among the Tourians", fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles' satyr-drama "The Trackers". New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

Three Other Theban Plays - Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes; Euripides' Suppliants; Euripides' Phoenician Women... Three Other Theban Plays - Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes; Euripides' Suppliants; Euripides' Phoenician Women (Hardcover)
Aeschylus, Euripides
R1,018 R850 Discovery Miles 8 500 Save R168 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Though now associated mainly with Sophocles' Theban Plays and Euripides' Bacchae , the theme of Thebes and its royalty was a favorite of ancient Greek poets, one explored in a now lost epic cycle, as well as several other surviving tragedies. With a rich Introduction that sets three of these plays within the larger contexts of Theban legend and of Greek tragedy in performance, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig's annotated translation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes , Euripides' Suppliants , and Euripides' Phoenician Women offers a brilliant constellation of less familiar Theban plays-those dealing with the war between Oedipus' sons, its casualties, and survivors.

The Complete Aeschylus - Volume I: The Oresteia (Paperback): Aeschylus The Complete Aeschylus - Volume I: The Oresteia (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Edited by Peter Burian, Alan Shapiro
R286 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their son Orestes in Libation Bearers, and concludes with Orestes' acquittal at a court founded by Athena in Eumenides. The trilogy thus traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law, Aeschylus' contribution to a Greek legend steeped in murder, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and endless intrigue. This new translation is faithful to the strangeness of the original Greek and to its enduring human truth, expressed in language remarkable for poetic intensity, rich metaphorical texture, and a verbal density that modulates at times into powerful simplicity. The translation's precise but complicated rhythms honor the music of the Greek, bringing into unforgettable English the Aeschylean vision of a world fraught with spiritual and political tensions.

Agamemnon (Paperback): Aeschylus Agamemnon (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Translated by David Mulroy
R272 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R35 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A new verse translation of Agamemnon, the first play in Aeschylus's trilogy The Oresteia. Agamemnon, King of Argos, returns to Greece a victor in the Trojan War, bringing with him the seer Cassandra as his war-prize and concubine. Awaiting him is his vengeful wife Clytemnestra, who is angry at Agamemnon's sacrifice of their daughter Iphigeneia to the gods, jealous of Cassandra, and guilty of taking a lover herself. The events that unfold catch everyone in a bloody net, including their absent son Orestes. Aeschylus was the first of the three great tragic dramatists of ancient Greece, a forerunner of Sophocles and Euripides. His earlier tragedies were largely choral pageants with minimal plots. In Agamemnon, he retains the lyricism of those works, but he infuses this drama with such creativity and energy that the spectator or reader is constantly spellbound. From the speech of the weary watchman on the roof, lying on his forepaws like a dog, to the blood-splattered Clytemnestra who likens herself to a garden in bloom, passage after passage demands to be included in anthologies of Greece's greatest poems. Translator David Mulroy brings this ancient tragedy to life for modern readers and audiences. Using end rhyme and strict metrics, he combines the buoyant lyricism of the Greek text with a faithful rendering of its meaning in lucid English. The Agamemnon no longer needs to be called a difficult play.

The Suppliant Women (Paperback, Main): Aeschylus The Suppliant Women (Paperback, Main)
Aeschylus; Adapted by David Greig
R252 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R46 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If we help, we invite trouble. If we don't, we bring shame. Fifty women board a boat in North Africa. They flee across the Mediterranean, leaving everything behind. They are escaping forced marriage in their home and seeking asylum in Greece. Written 2,500 years ago, The Suppliant Women is one of the world's oldest plays. It's about the plight of refugees, about moral and human rights, civil war, democracy and ultimately the triumph of love. It tells a story that echoes down the ages to find striking and poignant resonance today. Featuring in performance a chorus of local women, this is part play, part ritual, part theatrical archaeology. It explores fundamental questions of humanity: who are we, where do we belong and, if all goes wrong, who will take us in? Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women, in a version by David Greig, premiered at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in October 2016, in a production by ATC.

The Oresteia (Paperback, New Ed): Aeschylus The Oresteia (Paperback, New Ed)
Aeschylus; Translated by Marianne McDonald, J. Michael Walton
R107 R93 Discovery Miles 930 Save R14 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aeschylus' famed tragedies 'Agamemnon', 'The Libation Bearers' and 'The Eumenides' comprise 'The Oresteia', which uses the story of a family curse and a long history of murder and revenge to raise haunting questions about the nature and the price of justice.

Persians. Seven against Thebes. Suppliants. Prometheus Bound (Hardcover, Revised ed.): Aeschylus Persians. Seven against Thebes. Suppliants. Prometheus Bound (Hardcover, Revised ed.)
Aeschylus; Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BCE), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. He won the tragic prize at the City Dionysia thirteen times between ca. 499 and 458, and in his later years was probably victorious almost every time he put on a production, though Sophocles beat him at least once.Of his total of about eighty plays, seven survive complete. The first volume of this new "Loeb Classical Library" edition offers fresh texts and translations by Alan H. Sommerstein of Persians, the only surviving Greek historical drama; "Seven against Thebes", from a trilogy on the conflict between Oedipus' sons; Suppliants, on the successful appeal by the daughters of Danaus to the king and people of Argos for protection against a forced marriage; and Prometheus Bound (of disputed authenticity), on the terrible punishment of Prometheus for giving fire to humans in defiance of Zeus.The second volume contains the complete "Oresteia" trilogy, comprising "Agamemnon", "Libation-Bearers", and "Eumenides", presenting the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, the revenge taken by their son Orestes, the pursuit of Orestes by his mother's avenging Furies, his trial and acquittal at Athens, Athena's pacification of the Furies, and the blessings they both invoke upon the Athenian people. The third volume of this edition collects all the major fragments of lost Aeschylean plays.

The Oresteia - Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (Paperback): Aeschylus The Oresteia - Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Edited by W. Stanford; Translated by Robert Fagles
R238 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the Oresteia - the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity - Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos.

Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, its spirit of struggle and regeneration is eternal.

The Oresteia - Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Holy Goddesses (Hardcover): Aeschylus The Oresteia - Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Holy Goddesses (Hardcover)
Aeschylus; Translated by David Mulroy
R1,026 R940 Discovery Miles 9 400 Save R86 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First presented in the spring of 458 B.C.E. at the festival of Dionysus in Athens, Aeschylus' trilogy Oresteia won the first prize. Comprised of three plays-Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Furies-it is the only surviving example of the ancient trilogy form for Greek tragedies. This drama of the House of Atreus catches everyone in a bloody net. Queen Clytaemestra of Argos murders her husband Agamemnon. Their son Orestes avenges his father by killing his mother. The Furies, hideous deities who punish the murder of blood kin, pursue Orestes. Into this horrific cycle steps Athena, goddess of wisdom, who establishes the rule of law to replace fatal vengeance. Orestes is tried in court before a jury of Athenians and found not guilty. Athena transforms the Furies into benevolent goddesses and extols the virtue of mercy. An important historical document as well as gripping entertainment, the Oresteia conveys beliefs and values of the ancient Athenians as they established the world's first great democracy. Aeschylus (525/4-456/5 B.C.E.) was the first of the three great tragic dramatists of ancient Greece, forerunner of Sophocles and Euripides. In this trilogy he created a new dramatic form with characters and plot, infused with spellbinding emotion. David Mulroy's fluid, accessible English translation with its rhyming choral songs does full justice to the meaning and theatricality of the ancient Greek. In an introduction and appendixes, he provides cultural background for modern readers, actors, and students.

Fragments (Hardcover): Aeschylus Fragments (Hardcover)
Aeschylus; Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein
R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BCE), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. He won the tragic prize at the City Dionysia thirteen times between ca. 499 and 458, and in his later years was probably victorious almost every time he put on a production, though Sophocles beat him at least once.Of his total of about eighty plays, seven survive complete. The first volume of this new "Loeb Classical Library" edition offers fresh texts and translations by Alan H. Sommerstein of Persians, the only surviving Greek historical drama; "Seven against Thebes", from a trilogy on the conflict between Oedipus' sons; Suppliants, on the successful appeal by the daughters of Danaus to the king and people of Argos for protection against a forced marriage; and Prometheus Bound (of disputed authenticity), on the terrible punishment of Prometheus for giving fire to humans in defiance of Zeus.The second volume contains the complete "Oresteia" trilogy, comprising "Agamemnon", "Libation-Bearers", and "Eumenides", presenting the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, the revenge taken by their son Orestes, the pursuit of Orestes by his mother's avenging Furies, his trial and acquittal at Athens, Athena's pacification of the Furies, and the blessings they both invoke upon the Athenian people. The third volume of this edition collects all the major fragments of lost Aeschylean plays.

The Oresteia (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition): Aeschylus The Oresteia (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition)
Aeschylus
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Highly acclaimed as translators of Greek and Sanskrit classics, respectively, David Grene and Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty here present a complete modern translation of the three plays comprising Aeschylus' Orestia and, with the assistance of director Nicholas Rudall, an abridged stage adaptation. This blanced and highly successful collaboration of scholars with a theater director solves the contemporary problems of translating and staging the Orestia, which originally was written to be performed in Athens in the first half of the fifth century B.C. While remaning faithful to the original Greek, Grene and O'Flaherty embrace a strong and adventurous English style, vivid and visceral. The language of this extraordinary translation, immediately accessible to a theater audience, speaks across the centuries. Premiered at Chicago's Court Theater in 1986 under Rudall's direction, the stage adaptation of the Orestia proved eminently playable. This new adaptation of the orestia offers a brilliant demonstration of how clearly defined goals (here, the actor's needs) can inspire translators to produce fresh, genuine, accessible dramatic texts. The resulting work provides complete and accurate texts for those who cannot read the original Greek, and it transforms the Orestia into an effective modern stage play. With interpretive introductions written by the translators and director, this new version will be welcomed by teachers of translation courses, by students of Greek and world drama in general, and by theater professionals.

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