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Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including0 suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities. Agamemnon is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama. Useful features include full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre. Agamemnon is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 8mm | 81.65g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 colour book
  • 0521010756
  • 9780521010757
  • 169,293

Table of contents

Preface; Background to the story; Genealogical table; Map of ancient Greece; List of characters; Agamemnon: translation and commentary; Synopsis of the play; Guide to pronunciation of names; Introduction to the Greek theatre; Time line; more

Review quote

'Philip de May's English version, which compares rather well with other currently available translations, is no mere crib but a powerful and actable text in its own right. The speeches and dialogue flow beautifully, and in the lyric passages his language sensitively reflects the metrical alternations in the original...Judging by the quality of this little volume (issued, it must be said, at an exemplary low price), school and college libraries will do well to take out a subscription to the whole series.' London Association of Classical Teachersshow more

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