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After Troy  

After Troy $19.95 ex GST
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Troy is in ruins. Its men are dead. Its women are captives and the victorious Greeks are camped in the ashes prepared to sail home.

An epic tale of love, loss, song and sarcasm in the smoking ruins of Troy. Award-winning poet and playwright, Glyn Maxwell rips up two Greek tragedies and makes a witty, passionate play from the fragments. A contemporary retelling of Euripides' Women Of Troy and Hecuba , After Troy exposes the cruelties of war both then and now.

Review
Glyn Maxwell’s drama does not so much conflate the two great tragedies of loss and revenge [ Women of Troy  and  Hecuba ] but rather alights, magpie-like, on what is shiny in each to create a brand new play – Lyn Gardner Guardian



Cast : 4M, 4F

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-026-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

GLYN MAXWELL has long been regarded as one of Britain's major poets. He has been awarded the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Somerset Maugham Prize, and the E.M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as being shortlisted three times for both the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes. Three of his books were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems was published last year. Many of his plays have been staged in London and New York. They include The Lifeblood, which was British Theatre Guide's Best Play on the Fringe at Edinburgh in 2004 , Broken Journey and The Only Girl in the World (both Time Out Critics' Choices). Oberon Books publishes his Plays One (The Lifeblood, The Only Girl in the World and Wolfpit), Plays Two (Broken Journey, Best Man Speech and The Last Valentine), The Forever Waltz, Liberty, After Troy, Merlin and the Woods of Time, The Lion's Face and Seven Angels.

 


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