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Suppliants & Ajax

Suppliants & Ajax
Your Price: $23.95 CDN
Author: Aeschylus and Sophocles
Translated by: James Kerr
Publisher: Oberon
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 95
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 1840021055
ISBN-13: 9781840021059

About the Play:

This volume contains two Greek masterpieces: Aeschylus and Ajax.

In Suppliants, Aeschylus challenges us to witness the emotional cost of exile and, in doing so, helps us to understand a contemporary issue. In some of the most opulent and purely lovely choral odes ever written, he describes the fate of the daughters of Danaus as they beg for asylum in Argos. It was produced in 1998 at the Gate Theatre in London, directed by James Kerr.

Ajax describes the madness and death of one of the great Greek heroes of the Trojan wars, having fallen foul of the Gods. Sophocles asks: in society, what happens to the hero when he is alive, and who has ownership over him when he is dead?

About the Playwright:

James Kerr was born in Liverpool. He trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and worked as an actor in theatre. television and film. He started directing at the National Theatre Studio in 1997. He has directed and acted in many high-profile plays at leading theatres worldwide.