Heracles and Other Plays

A collection of four of Euripides' plays - 'Heracles', 'Children of Heracles', 'Alcestis' and 'Cyclops'.

Heracles and Other Plays

Heracles and Other Plays

Alcestis * Heracles * Children of Heracles * CyclopsEuripides wrote about timeless themes, of friendship and enmity, hope and despair, duty and betrayal. The first three plays in this volume are filled with violence or its threat, while the fourth, Cyclops, is our only surviving example of a genuine satyr play, with all the crude and slapstickhumour that characterized the genre.There is death in Alcestis, which explores the marital relationship of Alcestis and Admetus with pathos and grim humour, but whose status as tragedy is subverted by a happy ending. The blood-soaked Heracles portrays deep emotional pain and undeserved suffering; its demand for a more humanisticethics in the face of divine indifference and callousness makes it one of Euripides' more popular and profound plays. Children of Heracles is a rich and complex work, famous for its dialogues and monologues, in which the effects of war on refugees and the consequences of sheltering them aremovingly explored. In Cyclops Euripides takes the familiar story of Odysseus' escape from the Cyclops Polyphemus and turns it to hilarious comic effect.Euripides' other plays are all available in Oxford World's Classics.

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Heracles and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 161
Authors: Euripides
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Alcestis * Heracles * Children of Heracles * CyclopsEuripides wrote about timeless themes, of friendship and enmity, hope and despair, duty and betrayal. The first three plays in this volume are filled with violence or its threat, while the fourth, Cyclops, is our only surviving example of a genuine satyr
Medea and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Euripides
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1963 - Publisher: Penguin Classics

Translated by John Davie with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford.
Medea and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Euripides
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-03-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Alcestis/Medea/The Children of Heracles/Hippolytus 'One of the best prose translations of Euripides I have seen' Robert Fagles This selection of plays shows Euripides transforming the titanic figures of Greek myths into recognizable, fallible human beings. Medea, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children,
Electra and Other Plays
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Sophocles
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-24 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Sophocles’ innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother’s lover. Aeschylus and Euripides also dramatized this story, but the objectivity and
Electra
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Sophocles
Categories: Electra (Greek mythology)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1954 - Publisher:

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