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The Bacchae and Other Plays

The Bacchae and Other Plays
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Euripides
Translated by: John Davie & Richard Rutherford
Introduction by: John Davie & Richard Rutherford
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 360
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 0140447261
ISBN-13: 9780140447262

About the Plays:

The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. This volume, containing Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Rhesus completes the new editions of Euripides in Penguin Classics.

Features a general introduction, individual prefaces to each play, chronology, notes, bibliography, and glossary.

About the Playwright:

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. This new approach led him to pioneer developments that later writers adapted to comedy, some of which are characteristic of romance.