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Orestes: Blood and Light

Written by

Euripides

and

Helen Edmundson

From an original work by

Euripides

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Helen Edmundson ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Euripides

Nick Hern Books, 2006

NHB Classic Plays

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Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Helen Edmundson’s Orestes is a drama about avenging siblings, exploring the tragedy of human relationships set against the backdrop of war. It is based on Euripides’ Electra. Orestes was first performed by Shared Experience at the Yvonne...

Cyclops

Written by

Euripides

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides

Methuen Drama, 2002

Classical Dramatists

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Roles: Total (5), Female (0), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Silenus, father of the Satyrs, has been trapped on Sicily, held prisoner by the Cyclops son of Poseidon, Polyphemus. Silenus is despondent: his captive fate was found when seeking to rescue another god, Dionysus. Instead, it is Silenus...

Herakles

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1997

Classical Dramatists

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Roles: Total (10), Female (1), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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... In his introduction, editor J. Michael Walton writers that 'Herakles is the most underrated of all Greek tragedies. Translator Kenneth McLeish adds: 'As so often, Euripides offered his audience an experience on two entirely...

Hippolytos

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1997

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (10), Female (5), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Euripides' play tells the story of Phaidra's love for her step-son Hippolytos, Theseus's illegitimate son, a man so devoted to his chastity and the cult of Artemis that he spurns the goddess of love Aphrodite. To return the insult, she...

Rhesos

Written by

Euripides

and

J. Michael Walton

Translated by

J. Michael Walton

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , J. Michael Walton ~playauthor~Translated by~ J. Michael Walton

Methuen Drama, 1997

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (12), Female (3), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...In the dark of night, intrigues and treachery flourish beneath the walls of the besieged Troy. A chorus of sentries stands guard while spies and heroes scheme to turn the tides of war in their favour. In Rhesos, Euripides portrays...

Suppliants

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1997

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The haunting spectre of unburied corpses begins the action of Euripides' Suppliants. Aithra, mother of the king of Athens, Theseus, pleads with her son to exhort Thebes to release the bodies of the sons of Athens killed in Thebes, hired...

Herakles' Children

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1997

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (10), Female (2), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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... daughter Makaria, to allow herself to be sacrificed to the gods. The subsequent defeat of the Argives, and the punishment of Eurystheus, defines the second half of the play, which was first produced some time between 430 and 427 BC, contemporaneously with Euripides' other great plays Hippolytos and Medea....

Iphigeneia in Tauris

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1997

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... escape from the temple with their lives. In his introduction, J. Michael Walton writes: 'The play is comic in tone . . . [and] comes as something of a relief after Elektra and Orestes . . . This is Euripides in one of his...

Medea

Written by

Euripides

and

Ben Power

Translated by

Ben Power

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Ben Power ~playauthor~Translated by~ Ben Power

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Ben Power's version of Euripides' tragedy Medea premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2014....

Orestes

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1997

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... Aigisthos and Klytemnestra, they should have invoked a perfectly good legal system. The decision of Apollo ex machina that he will sort everything out is the clearest evidence that Euripides' use of the device is ironic'. Thus...