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Euripides Plays: v.5: "Andromache", "Herakles Children"and "Herakles"

Euripides Plays: v.5: "Andromache", "Herakles Children"and "Herakles"

Euripides, Kenneth McLeish, Robert Cannon

ISBN: 9780413716408

Written at the time of the Peloponnesian War (425-420 BC), the three plays in this volume - "Andromache", "Herakles' Children" and "Herakles" - highlight the trivial causes and dire consequences of war.

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Published in the new Methuen Classical Dramatists series Written at the height of the Peloponnesian War, the three plays in this volume highlight the trivial causes and dire consequences of war and the fate of the innocent. In Andromache, Hektor's widow struggles to survive as the concubine of her husband's killer. Herakles' Children and Herakles show his two young families, without his powerful protection at the mercy of his enemies. Full of humanity and subtle characterisation, these new translations by Robert Cannon and Kenneth McLeish which are intended both for performer and student, Euripides is reaffirmed as a fresh and compelling dramatist.
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