Trojan Women, Helen, Hecuba: Three Plays about Women and the Trojan War

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Price
$18.95
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
Pages
280
Dimensions
3.68 X 9.0 X 0.73 inches | 1.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780299305246
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About the Author

Francis Blessington is a professor of English at Northeastern University in Boston. He is the author of several books of poetry and scholarship and has published translations of Euripides' The Bacchae and Aristophanes' The Frogs.

Reviews

These lively, accurate translations will allow readers and theater audiences to appreciate the power of Euripidean tragedy. Blessington s language is spare and his translation fairly literal, allowing direct sometimes punchy delivery while retaining poetic expressions from the Greek. Francis Dunn, author of Tragedy s End: Closure and Innovation in Euripidean Drama
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Very readable and very skillful in use of language. . . . Retaining the formality of the Greek text, as [Blessington] does in many instances, produces a sharp reminder of the society of fifth-century Athens. Bryn Mawr Classical Review"
"Very readable and very skillful in use of language. . . . Retaining the formality of the Greek text, as [Blessington] does in many instances, produces a sharp reminder of the society of fifth-century Athens."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Admirable. . . . Blessington succeeds in making these plays feel like poetry . . . all the while remaining true to the Greek."--Classics for All
"The admirable new translation [of Trojan Women] by Francis Blessington is notable for its clarity and dark eloquence."--Boston Globe
"These lively, accurate translations will allow readers and theater audiences to appreciate the power of Euripidean tragedy. Blessington's language is spare and his translation fairly literal, allowing direct--sometimes punchy--delivery while retaining poetic expressions from the Greek."--Francis Dunn, author of Tragedy's End