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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

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

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... it to an unknown fourth-century dramatist. Nonetheless, as editor J. Michael Walton writes, 'there is an inventiveness and a capacity for surprise in Rhesos that seems wholly in keeping with Euripides' dramatic and theatrical...

Alkestis

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, 2002

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (12), Female (2), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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... is brought to Death's door, indeed is led through it, only to be rescued by Admetus's old friend Herakles, who wrestles with Death, and wins. In his introduction, the translator J. Michael Walton writes: 'as a play...

Andromache

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

Nick Hern Books, 2001

Drama Classics

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Roles: Total (11), Female (5), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... of the Peloponnesian War, and first performed c.425 BC. This translation, by Marianne McDonald and J. Michael Walton, was prepared from the Oxford Text edited by James Diggle, and was published in 2001 by Nick Hern Books in its...

Playmaker and Image-Breaker

J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical Theatre, Masks and Puppets, Russian Theatre, American Theatre, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Theatre, Directing and Acting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euripides our Contemporary

Methuen Drama, 2009

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... Würzburg (H. 5696), and widely reproduced, including McDonald and Walton, eds. (2007). As renowned, or perhaps infamous, was the fact that Euripides apparently dressed the beggar king as a beggar rather than as a king. If this does...

Heirs to the Legacy

J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical Theatre, Masks and Puppets, Russian Theatre, American Theatre, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Theatre, Directing and Acting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euripides our Contemporary

Methuen Drama, 2009

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... The conceit of trying to identify Euripides’ influence through the playwrights of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries is one I have ventured upon before. Walton (2007a) in a tribute to Walter Puchner, who...

Playing the Game: Illusion and Reality

J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical Theatre, Masks and Puppets, Russian Theatre, American Theatre, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Theatre, Directing and Acting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euripides our Contemporary

Methuen Drama, 2009

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... has lost (see Chapter 3, pp. 46–57 and Walton, 2007 b), Heracles brings back a veiled figure, claiming to have won her in an athletic competition and asking for Admetus to take her into his own home: (ll. 1115–28)...

Sanity, Madness and Responsibility

J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical Theatre, Masks and Puppets, Russian Theatre, American Theatre, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Theatre, Directing and Acting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euripides our Contemporary

Methuen Drama, 2009

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... Deity’, all seem loaded terms which introduce some different concept. ‘Demon’ is misleading, and leaving it as a transliteration seems the best solution (see Walton, 2006, pp. 99–101). Orestes uses it when justifying himself to Menelaus...

Women and Men

J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical Theatre, Masks and Puppets, Russian Theatre, American Theatre, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Theatre, Directing and Acting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euripides our Contemporary

Methuen Drama, 2009

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... Walton (2007 b), pp. 104–10. Alcestis tends to be seen as a paragon of virtue, ‘the noblest wife’, as Chorus and Servant agree, but any devotion to Admetus seems at best tempered by concerns for her (rather than their) children....

The Comic Touch

J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical Theatre, Masks and Puppets, Russian Theatre, American Theatre, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Theatre, Directing and Acting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euripides our Contemporary

Methuen Drama, 2009

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...Cyclops, Ion, Orestes, Electra, Bacchae, Children of Heracles, Helen In the grim and relentless Trojan Women, set in the immediate aftermath of the sack of Troy, with the women allocated and about to confront whatever fate...

War and the Military

J. Michael Walton

J. Michael Walton has published and edited seven books on classical theatre history and has nine translations of Euripides plays in print, many on the Methuen Drama list. He is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull where he taught from 1965 to 2002. While there he directed numerous plays and taught courses in Classical Theatre, Masks and Puppets, Russian Theatre, American Theatre, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Theatre, Directing and Acting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euripides our Contemporary

Methuen Drama, 2009

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...Rhesus, Trojan Women, Suppliants, Iphigeneia at Aulis The story that Euripides was born on the day of the battle of Salamis in 480 BC and that Sophocles sang in a victory chorus is probably no more than a later historian’s bogus...