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The Bacchae of Euripides A New Translation with a Critical Essay by Euripides
  

The Bacchae of Euripides A New Translation with a Critical Essay

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The Bacchae of Euripides A New Translation with a Critical Essay by Euripides

This new translation of The Bacchae-that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse-is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the great lacuna at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage effects very likely intended by Euripides. These effects and controversial questions of the composition and stylistics are discussed in the notes and the accompanying essay.

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Professor Sutherland's long critical essay on the play, its staging, its meters and style and above all, its composition, are thoughtful and thought-provoking. . . . The choruses are poetically and imaginatively translated -Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly *


About the Author

Donald Sutherland, former professor of classics and chairman of the Humanities Program at the University of Colorado, has published translations of Hippolytus (1960), Lysistrata (1961), and Les Fourberies de Scapin (1963).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 1968

Author

Euripides

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Publisher

University of Nebraska Press

Format

Paperback
142 pages

Categories

Literary essays

ISBN

9780803251946

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