Plays 4: Elektra, Orestes and Iphigeneia in Tauris Euripides

ISBN: 9780413716309

Published: October 23rd 1997

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224 pages


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Plays 4: Elektra, Orestes and Iphigeneia in Tauris  by  Euripides

Plays 4: Elektra, Orestes and Iphigeneia in Tauris by Euripides
October 23rd 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9780413716309 | 5.54 Mb

Euripides, the Athenian playwright who dared to question the whims of wanton gods, has always been the most intriguing of the Greek tragedians. Now, with translations aimed at the stage rather than the page, his restless intellect strikes the chordMoreEuripides, the Athenian playwright who dared to question the whims of wanton gods, has always been the most intriguing of the Greek tragedians.

Now, with translations aimed at the stage rather than the page, his restless intellect strikes the chordThis volume contains some of Euripides most famous works: Elektra, which reverses previous notions of heroic behaviour- Orestes, in which almost all the characters are driven by base motives of cowardice or revenge- Iphigeneia in Tauris who presumes her brother Orestes dead and her mother Klytemnestra and stepfather Aigisthos still living, is visited by a surprise guest.Elektra, Oresetes and Iphigeneia in Tauris were performed together as Agamemnons children at The Gate Theatre in 1995 and show the consequences of Agamemnons sacrifice of his daughter at the start of the Trojan war.



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