The Bacchae: After Euripides

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Gallery, 1991 - Performing Arts - 62 pages
Like Euripides' play, this moves speedily through a dazzling and bewildering display of tone, rhythm, and feeling. Mahon's great achievement in this transformation emerges most strikingly in the beauty of his choral odes whose clarity and grace linger hauntingly over the scenes of human folly and divine anger.

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About the author (1991)

Mahon was born in Belfast. A journalist, screenwriter, and theater critic, he has published several works of poetry. He is a member of the Royal Society of Literature and has won many awards, including the Lannan Award and the C. K. Scott-Moncrieff Translation Prize.

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