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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

Playtext

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

Playtext

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

Playtext

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...

Bacchae

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

and

Frederic Raphael

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

Nick Hern Books, 1998

Drama Classics

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Roles: Total (8), Female (1), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Bacchae is one of the nineteen surviving plays by Euripides, a tragedy written during his final years in exile in Macedonia. It was first performed in 405 BC, a few months after his death. The play's action is based...
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... everything she holds dear. Helen McCrory takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp. For teacher resources, visit...

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...