ISBN 9780140447255,Heracles & Other Plays: Heracles

Heracles & Other Plays: Heracles

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ISBN 9780140447255
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2002
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140447255

ISBN-10 0140447253
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)
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he dramas Euripides wrote towards the end of his life are remarkable for their stylistic innovation and their adventurous plots. Of these plays, Heracles stands apart in its stark portrayal of undeserved human suffering and the malignant power of the gods. In contrast, the Cyclops (Euripides' sole surviving satyr play) celebrates drink, sex and self-indulgent hedonism. In Iphigenia among the Tuarians, Ion and Helen, Euripides exploits the comic potential to be found in traditional myth, weaving plots full of startling shifts of tone, deception and illusion. Alongside the comedy, however, Euripides always reminds us how quickly fortunes are reversed and invites us to view the world with scepticism and compassion.
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