The Plays of Euripides

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Bloomsbury Academic, Mar 27, 2002 - Literary Collections - 96 pages
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No book in English covering all the plays of Euripides has been published since 1967. In the meantime there has been something of a revolution in the way we view classical drama generally and Euripides in particular. "The Plays of Euripides" reflects that revolution and aims to show how Euripides was continually reinventing himself. A truly Protean figure, he seems to set out on a new journey in each of his surviving nineteen plays. Between general introduction and final summary, Morwood's chapters identify the themes that underlie the plays and concentrate, above all, on demonstrating the extraordinary diversity of this great dramatist.

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James Morwood is Grocyn Lecturer in Classics, Oxford University, and Dean of Wadham College; he was formerly head of Classics at Harrow School. His numerous publications include translations of eleven of Euripides' plays in the Oxford World Classics Series (1997, 1999, 2001). His interests in drama extend beyond the ancient world: he has written The Life and Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1985) and co-edited Sheridan Studies (1995).

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