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Alcestis and other plays

Author: Euripides.; John Davie; R B Rutherford
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1996.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Euripides' tragedies proved highly controversial even in his own lifetime, presenting his audience with unexpected twists of plot and violently extreme emotions; for many of today's readers and spectators, he seems almost uncannily modern in his insights.
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Drama
Translations
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Euripides.
Alcestis and other plays.
London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1996
(OCoLC)647373024
Named Person: Euripides; Hippolytus, (Mythological character); Alcestis, Queen consort of Admetus King of Pherae; Heracles, (Greek mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Alcestis, Queen consort of Admetus King of Pherae.; Euripides.; Heracles, (Greek mythological character); Hippolytus, (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Euripides.; John Davie; R B Rutherford
ISBN: 0140446435 9780140446432
OCLC Number: 35167955
Description: xlvi, 193 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Alcestis --
Medea --
The children of Heracles --
Hippolytus.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Euripides ; translated by John Davie ; introduction and notes by Richard Rutherford.
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This is the first volume of a new translation of Euripides. It includes "Alcestis", "The Children of Heracles", "Hippolytus" and "Medea".  Read more...

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