Hippolytus (trans. Wertenbaker)

Euripides translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker

DOI: 10.5040/9780571285266.00000003
Roles: Male (5) , Female (5) , Neutral (0)

Furious that Prince Hippolytus will not worship her, Aphrodite, goddess of love, seeks revenge. Infecting Hippolytus' stepmother, Phaedra, with an overpowering desire for him, Aphrodite's retribution will sweep both prince and queen to a brutal end.

A secret torment

Storms through her

Tosses her into that black harbour


Timberlake Wertenbaker's translation of Euripides' tragedy Hippolytus premiered at Riverside Studios, London, in February, 2009 in a production by Temple Theatre.

From Hippolytus


Faber and Faber

Euripides translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker

ISBN: 9780571250677

Series: Faber Drama

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