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Women of Troy  

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Women of Troy $12.72 ex GST
$13.99 inc GST

In the aftermath of the bloody Trojan Wars, the women of the city lament their fate and look fearfully ahead to the future. Covering themes of religious scepticism, the injustices within roles of women and the destructive power of war, this play is once again becoming relevant in our increasingly uncertain world.

Translated by Kenneth McLeish and introduced by Marianne McDonald and Michael Walton.

Cast : 3M, 5F + chorus and 1 child

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-713-7 | 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 through Currency Press - see all