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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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Summary
...While the great Greek hero Herakles was in the underworld completing his divinely ordained labours, above ground, a rival king, Lykos, was busy plotting to murder Herakles' living mortal family. Instead, Herakles' returns just in time...

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

Playtext

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...

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...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 4th September, 2014. Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother, stricken with grief. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home...

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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...Herakles' Children is described in the introduction by translator Kenneth McLeish as dramatising 'a section of the Herakles myth which seems to explain how initial enmity between Athens and the Pelopennesian state of Argos was, at some...

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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Summary
...Iphigeneia, sister of the troubled Orestes, was the daughter of Agamemnon. No ideal father, Agamemnon had aimed to sacrifice Iphigeneia before the Trojan War in the hopes of guaranteeing victory, a sacrifice that was only undone...

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

Playtext

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

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...Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs...

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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...'Orestes is a vicious play, filled with vicious characters, interested almost exclusively in themselves. Helen is shallow, Menelaos a backslider, Pylades, who does no more than haunt the fringes of most versions of the story, took a full...

Women of Troy

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

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

Nick Hern Books, 2004

Drama Classics

Playtext

Roles: Total (12), Female (6), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...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...

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...