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The women of Troy

ISBN: 9781350358324
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Methuen Drama (UBD)
Origin: GB
Release Date: July, 2024

Book Details

There’s no decent way to say an indecent thing An industrial port of a war-torn city. Women survivors wait to be shipped abroad. Officials come and go. A grandmother, once queen, watches as her remaining family are taken from her one by one. The city burns around them. First performed in 415BC, the play focuses on the human cost of war and the impact of loss. This new Student Edition of The Women of Troy includes a commentary and notes by Emma Cole, which looks at the Trojan War as represented in Greek literature and myth; the context in which Euripides was writing and within which the play was first performed; how it would have been originally staged and dramaturgical challenges met; as well as recent performance history of the play, including Katie Mitchell’s iconic 2007 production at the National Theatre. Euripides’ great anti-war play is published here in Don Taylor’s classic translation.