Aeschylus: Seven Against Thebes

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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Jan 1, 1996 - Drama - 44 pages
Few plays have captured the delirium of war as precisely and poignantly as Seven Against Thebes.

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Robert Emmet Meagher has won critical acclaim from actors, directors, and scholars who have commissioned, read and performed his translations of ancient Greek plays in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. His unmatched skill in eliciting the power and passion of Greek drama is a synthesis of innate dramatic sensibilities, academic brilliance, and an interdisciplinary approach. Since completing his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, Meagher has taught literature, drama, epic, comparative religion, theology, and philosophy as a visiting professor, a guest lecturer, and a full-time professor. Actress Irene Papas, who has commissioned three translations from him, praises Meagher's "true sense of dramatic construction . . . his dialogue is always sharp, frequently daring, and invariably extremely actable." The late Michael Joyce, of Dublin's Samuel Beckett Center and the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, called him "the finest living translator of ancient Greek Drama." Other books include: Euripides Helen, Mortal Vision: The Wisdom of Euripides, Euripides Iphigenia at Aulis & Iphigenia in Tauris, Helen: A Study in Myth and Misogyny, Euripides Bakkhai, Euripides Hekabe, and Aeschylus Seven Against Thebes.

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