The Bacchae of Euripides

From the renowned contemporary American poet C. K. Williams comes this fluent and accessible version of The Bacchae, the great tragedy by Euripides. This book includes an introduction by Martha Nussbaum.

The Bacchae of Euripides

From the renowned contemporary American poet C. K. Williams comes this fluent and accessible version of The Bacchae, the great tragedy by Euripides. This book includes an introduction by Martha Nussbaum.

The Bacchae of Euripides

If the reading βάκχια is right , it would seem to be proleptic or anticipative , just as below the same instrument is described as a thumping accompaniment to the bacchantes ' cries evoe ! ' Possibly , åvà 8 ' iákxca K.T.N. , “ they ...

The Bacchae of Euripides


The Bacchae

Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations.

The Bacchae

Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. The new versions remain faithful to the original Greek, yet the language has all the immediacy of contemporary English. The result is a series of genuinely actable plays, which bring students as close as possible to the playwrights' original words and intentions.

Euripides The Bacchae

Euripides ' The Bacchae / retold by Sirish Rao & Gita Wolf ; illustrated by Indrapramit Roy . UUUUUUUUUUUUU <<<<. p . cm . ISBN 0-89236-765-2 ( hardcover ) 1. Bacchantes -- Fiction . 2. Dionysus ( Greek deity ) -- Fiction . 3.

Euripides  The Bacchae

This contemporary retelling of Euripides' The Bacchae-the last extant Greek tragedy-relates the classic myth of the god Dionysus wrecking vengeance on Thebes, the city of his birth and site of his mortal mother Semele's horrible death. Dionysus brings an army of women into the mountains surrounding the city and casts a spell over the city's own female population, leading them to abandon their husbands, sons, and fathers and to follow the god into the countryside and engage in his forbidden revels. Pentheus, king of Thebes, leads an army against the god, only to be defeated in battle and, as he secretly watches the revels, to be torn limb from limb by the frenzied Bacchae. Original illustrations silk-screened on handmade paper accompany the story. This unique handcrafted book will be a treasured addition to the libraries of those who love the arts of ancient Greece and the art of fine, contemporary bookmaking.

The Bacchae of Euripides

... alluding possibly to the bloodless victory over the Bacchae which Dionysus bids the king look forward to, as the result of ... the title of which was formerly understood of the Bacchantes tearing their victims in pieces,—-a meaning ...

The Bacchae of Euripides

First published in 1900, this book by contains the text of Euripides' chilling play in the original ancient Greek.

The Bacchae of Euripides

Agave ran near me; I leaped out to catch her; 730 she cried to her Bacchantes as if they were hounds and with their thyrsi they hunted us. We escaped being torn to pieces only because they attacked our cattle instead of us.

The Bacchae of Euripides

This new translation of Euripides' The Bacchae by Margaret Behr and Robert Banks Foster brings ancient Greek mythology to a new generation of readers. Bacchus, the god of wine, infects his revelling adherents to the brink of madness, but he will neither be disrespected nor snubbed by the ruling family of Thebes. When Pentheus tries to prevent the women of Thebes from partaking in Bacchian rituals, the resulting tragedy destroys his family, sending the survivors into exile.

A Study Guide for Euripides s The Bacchae

An English version, called Bacchantes is available on video. In 1968 the avantgarde American theatre producer Richard Schechner formed his own company called the Performance Group. Their first production, staged in a converted garage, ...

A Study Guide for Euripides s  The Bacchae

A Study Guide for Euripides's "The Bacchae," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Bakkhai

The Bakkhai is his most subversive play, telling the story of a man who cannot admit he would rather live in the skin of a woman, and a god who seems to combine all sexualities into a single ruinous demand for adoration.

The Bakkhai

Anne Carson writes, "Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke all the rules, upended convention and outraged conservative critics. The Bakkhai is his most subversive play, telling the story of a man who cannot admit he would rather live in the skin of a woman, and a god who seems to combine all sexualities into a single ruinous demand for adoration. Dionysos is the god of intoxication. Once you fall under his influence, there is no telling where you will end up."

Illustrations of Euripides on the Ion and the Bacchae

... les Suppliantes , le Rhesus , les Bacchantes , les Heraclides , l'Helene , & l'Ion , sans compter toutes les autres pieces de ces trois Poetes que nous avons perdues , & dont les noms seuls , qui nous restent , marquent assez que la ...

Illustrations of Euripides  on the Ion and the Bacchae


Illustrations of Euripides on the Ion and the Bacchae on the Alcestis

... le Rhesus , les Bacchantes , les Heraclides , : l'Helene , & l'Ion , sans compter toutes les autres pieces de ces trois Poetes que nous avons perdues , & dont les noms seuls , qui nous restent , marquent assez que la plûpart étoient ...

Illustrations of Euripides  on the Ion and the Bacchae   on the Alcestis


Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides Bacchae

Includes afterword (p. 349-393) by the author: Dionysus and the Bacchae in the light of recent scholarship.

Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides  Bacchae

Includes afterword (p. 349-393) by the author: Dionysus and the Bacchae in the light of recent scholarship.

Bacchae

The translator would like to acknowledge the valuable help of E. R. Dodds' edition of and commentary on the Bacchae (Oxford, 1960). Note that the normal line numbers refer to this text and the ones in square brackets refer to the lines ...

Bacchae

Euripides' Bacchae, the last of the surviving Greek tragedies, was first performed in 405 BC in the annual competition for tragic drama, where it won first prize. It has remained one of the most frequently performed Greek tragedies ever since and one of t

Euripides Bacchae

De la vient que ces auteurs discernent dans les Bacchantes la présence d'une discordance, d'une opposition radicale entre la “forme” et le “fond” de la tragédie. Mais cette opposition est incompatible avec les lois de toute création ...

Euripides  Bacchae


The Bacchae of Euripides

Notice how skilfully Dionysus leads him on , by playing on his desire to see the Bacchae . 830. Baleiv : future infinitive , “ what garb do you say that you will put on my body ? ' 831. rév , ' firstly .

The Bacchae of Euripides


The Bacchae and Other Plays

The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. This volume, containing Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Rhesus completes the new editions of Euripides in Penguin Classics.

The Bacchae and Other Plays

The plays of Euripides have stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. This volume, containing Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Rhesus completes the new editions of Euripides in Penguin Classics. Features a general introduction, individual prefaces to each play, chronology, notes, bibliography, and glossary

Looking at Bacchae

Roux, J., Euripide Les Bacchantes, Paris, 1970. Schlegel, A.W. von., Über dramatische Kunst und Litteratur: Vorlesungen, Heidelberg, 1809. Scott, W.C., 'Two Suns Over Thebes. Imagery and Stage Effects in the Bacchae', Transactions of ...

Looking at Bacchae

Bacchae is one of the most troubling yet intriguing of Greek tragedies. Written during Euripides' self-imposed exile in Macedonia, it tells of the brutal murder and dismemberment of Pentheus by his mother and aunts who, driven temporarily insane, have joined the Bacchae (devotees of the god Dionysus, or Bacchus). The startling plot, driven by Dionysus' desire to punish his family for refusing to accept his divinity, and culminating in the excruciating pathos of a mother's realization that she has killed her son, has held audiences transfixed since its original performance (when it won first prize). It is one of the most performed and studied plays in the Greek tragic corpus, with a strong history of reception down to the present day. This collection of essays by eminent academics gathered from across the globe explores the themes, staging and reception of the play, with essays on the characters Dionysus and Pentheus, the role of the chorus of Bacchae, key themes such as revenge, women and religion, and the historical and literary contexts of the play. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's English translation which is performer-friendly, accessible and closely accurate to the original.

The Complete Euripides

This volume collects Euripides' Bacchae, a powerful examination of the horror and beauty of Dionysiac ecstasy; Herakles, a violent dramatization of the madness and exile of one of the most celebrated mythical figures; and The Phoenician ...

The Complete Euripides

Collected here for the first time in the series are three major plays by Euripides: Bacchae, translated by Reginald Gibbons and Charles Segal, a powerful examination of the horror and beauty of Dionysiac ecstasy; Herakles, translated by Tom Sleigh and Christian Wolff, a violent dramatization of the madness and exile of one of the most celebrated mythical figures; and The Phoenician Women, translated by Peter Burian and Brian Swamm, a disturbing interpretation of the fate of the House of Laios following the tragic fall of Oedipus. These three tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.