Alcestis; Hippolytus; Iphigenia in Taurus: Three Plays

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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. Euripides was the key figure in transforming the familiar figures of Greek mythology from awe-inspiring but remote heroes into recognizable, fallible human beings. His characters, all superbly eloquent, draw on fierce contemporary debates about the nature of justice, ...

Alcestis; Hippolytus; Iphigenia in Taurus: Three Plays 1953, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140440317

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