Women of Troy

Euripides translated by Kenneth McLeish

DOI: 10.5040/9781784603540.10000015
Roles: Male (5) , Female (6) , Neutral (0)

Euripides' Women of Troy (sometimes known as The Trojan Women) is a tragedy that follows the fates of the women of Troy after their city has been sacked, their husbands killed, and as their remaining families are about to be taken away as slaves. It was first performed in 415 BC, during the Peloponnesian War.

This translation by Kenneth McLeish was published by Nick Hern Books in 2004 in its Drama Classics series, with an introduction by Marianne McDonald and J. Michael Walton.

In the aftermath of the bloody Trojan Wars, the women of the city lament their fate and look fearfully ahead to the future. Covering themes of religious scepticism, the injustices within roles of women and the destructive power of war, the play is once again relevant in an increasingly uncertain world.

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Nick Hern Books

Euripides translated by Kenneth McLeish

ISBN: 9781854597137

Series: Drama Classics

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