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Triptych and Iphigenia

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Triptych and Iphigenia Synopsis

Two plays by the acclaimed Irish author: an adaption of Euripides and an "e;emotionally bruising drama"e; of three women obsessed with the same man (The New York Times).TriptychWith searing acuity, O'Brien presents the story of three women-a mistress, a wife, and a daughter-who are all helplessly drawn to Henry: their lover, husband, and father. While Henry himself never appears, his specter is never absent as these women confront the ways that love can simultaneously liberate and entrap. Triptych is a powerful work that explores sex, marriage, and predatory relationships.IphigeniaIn this modern take on the Greek tragedy, O'Brien takes creative license with Euripides's tale of a daughter sacrificed for the sake of war. This taut, contemporary version presents, in O'Brien's own words, "e;a more equal representation of the power and presence of both male and female characters"e; (Edna O'Brien, Independent, UK)."e;Intriguingly original . . . emotionally brave and engagingly clever."e; -R. Hurwitt, The San Francisco Chronicle

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780802199133
Publication date: 1st December 2007
Author: Edna O'Brien
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
Format: Ebook (Epub)