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Andromache  

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

Andromache $12.72 ex GST
$13.99 inc GST

The story of Andromache, widow of the Trojan hero Hector.

Some years after the fall of Troy, Andromache is living as a slave to Neoptolemus, by whom she has a child. When Neoptolemus' fiercely jealous young wife, Hermione, finds she is unable to conceive, she threatens to murder Andromache, and the struggle between the two women turns quickly into a bitter feud.

Translated and introduced by Marianne McDonald and J. Michael Walton.



Cast : 6M, 4F, + chorus & extras

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-638-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

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

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