The best-selling author's adaptation of one of Euripides' great tragedies In time of war unspeakable unthinkable things are done...;Edna O'Brien's critically acclaimed adaptation of the Euripides play dramatises the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter to the cause of his campaign to win back Helen of Troy."O'Brien gives force and clarity to a notoriously corrupt text; what impresses is the swift narrative drive of this seventy-five minute version and the vigour and irony of O'Brien's language" Guardian"Edna O'Brien's silky new version of Euripides" Daily Mail "O'Brien's adaptation is loyal and respectful" Sunday Times "Eloquent and compelling" Sunday Telegraph
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