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Iphigenia

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Meredith Oakes
Publisher: London : Oberon Books, 2011.
Series: Oberon modern plays.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Greek fleet bound for Troy is becalmed. For the sake of a wind, Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces, is persuaded that he must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. But as the priest raises his knife to slit the child’s throat, the goddess Diana spirits her away. Clytemnestra, Agamemnon’s wife, believing her beloved daughter to be dead, slays her husband in revenge on hisreturn from the Trojan wars. Their son,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Iphigenia, (Mythological character); Iphigenia, (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Meredith Oakes
ISBN: 9781849431644 1849431647
OCLC Number: 755874163
Notes: Translation commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath.
Description: 75 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Oberon modern plays.
Other Titles: Iphigenie auf Tauris.
Responsibility: Johann Wolfgang Goethe ; version (translated) by Meredith Oakes.

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A new retelling of Goethe's interpretation of the classic Greek tale of Iphigenia, retold here by British playwright Meredith Oakes. This version was produced to great acclaim at the Theatre Royal  Read more...

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""Goethe's version (translated by Meredith Oakes) is a great improvement on the tone and assumptions in the original Greek" - The Times "In Meredith Oakes' nimble new translation, this is a drama Read more...

 
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