Bacchai

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Oberon Books, May 28, 2012 - Drama - 96 pages

Dionysos, the God of wine and theatre has returned to his native land to take revenge on the puritanical Pentheus who refuses to recognise him of his rites. Remorselessly, savagely and with black humour, the God drives Pentheus and all the city to their shocking fate. Limelight after decades of anonymity.

This version was specially commissioned by the National Theatre for a production in May 2002, directed by Sir Peter Hall and scored by Sir Harrison Birtwhistle.

 

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Franz Kafka was born in 1883 and became one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. His work introduced a new perspective, the 'Kafkaesque', into the culture. He wrote many short stories and novellas, such as 'Metamorphosis' and 'In the Penal Colony', as well as three novels; The Trial, The Castle and Amerika. Colin Teevan's plays include How Many Miles to Basra?, Missing Persons, Alcmaeon in Corinth, The Walls, Vinegar and Brown Paper, and The Big Sea; he is also co-author, with Hideki Noda, of the plays The Bee and The Diver and co-author, with Paul Heritage, of Amaz˘nia. His translations include Iph..., Bacchai, Manfridi's Cuckoos and Erba's Marathon. He has also written stage adaptations of Hasek's Švejk, the Ancient Chinese stories of Monkey!, Don Quixote with Pablo Ley, and Peer Gynt. All are published by Oberon Books.

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