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Dionysos, the God of wine and theatre, has returned to his native land to take revenge on the puritanical Pentheus, who refuses to observe his rites. Remorselessly, savagely and with black humour, Dionysos drives Pentheus and an entire city to a shocking fate.

Translated and adapted by Colin Teevan. This version was commissioned by the Royal National Theatre for a production directed by Sir Peter Hall and scored by Sir Harrison Birtwhistle.

It draws on the contemporary vernacular to ripping, rollicking, rumbustious effect...and [Teevan] has given us a piece of theatre that is wonderfully robust, resolute and resonant' - Paul Muldoon 

Cast : 3M

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-261-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


EURIPIDES  was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. 

He is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times; he focused on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown.  He was also unique among the writers of ancient Athens for the sympathy he demonstrated towards all victims of society, including women, and his conservative male audiences were frequently shocked by the 'heresies' he put into the mouths of characters.

By Euripides, available from Currency Press - see all