Medea and Other Plays (Medea / Hecabe / Electra / Heracles)

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Adı:
Medea and Other Plays
Yazar:
Alt başlık:
Medea / Hecabe / Electra / Heracles
Baskı tarihi:
1963
Sayfa sayısı:
205
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Karton kapak
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English
Yayınevi:
Penguin Classics
The four tragedies collected in this volume all focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt, and hatred. The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides (484-407 BC) made his characters speak in human terms and face the consequences of their actions. In Medea, a woman rejected by her lover takes hideous revenge by murdering the children they both love, and Hecabe depicts the former queen of Troy, driven mad by the prospect of her daughter's sacrifice to Achilles. Electra portrays a young woman planning to avenge the brutal death of her father at the hands of her mother, while in Heracles the hero seeks vengeance against the evil king who has caused bloodshed in his family.

Philip Vellacott's lucid translation is accompanied by an introduction, which discusses the literary background of Classical Athens and examines the distinction between instinctive and civilized behavior.
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Includes 4 of the major plays of Euripides as the title suggests. I've read Medea and Electra more than I could count but I also quite enjoyed Hecabe and Heracles. Sadly, most of Euripides's plays have not been translated into Turkish yet. Also, some of those translations are really bad. Other than that, these are the 4 plays that I will not add separately.
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Adı:
Medea and Other Plays
Yazar:
Alt başlık:
Medea / Hecabe / Electra / Heracles
Baskı tarihi:
1963
Sayfa sayısı:
205
Format:
Karton kapak
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
Yayınevi:
Penguin Classics
The four tragedies collected in this volume all focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt, and hatred. The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides (484-407 BC) made his characters speak in human terms and face the consequences of their actions. In Medea, a woman rejected by her lover takes hideous revenge by murdering the children they both love, and Hecabe depicts the former queen of Troy, driven mad by the prospect of her daughter's sacrifice to Achilles. Electra portrays a young woman planning to avenge the brutal death of her father at the hands of her mother, while in Heracles the hero seeks vengeance against the evil king who has caused bloodshed in his family.

Philip Vellacott's lucid translation is accompanied by an introduction, which discusses the literary background of Classical Athens and examines the distinction between instinctive and civilized behavior.

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