Cambridge University Press
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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.
Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, which include suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities.
Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama.
Useful features include:
* full synopsis of the play
* commentary alongside translation for easy reference
* comprehensive Introduction to the Greek Theatre
* time line to set the play in its historical context
* guide to pronunciation of names
* index of topics and themes.
This series affirms the enduring power of classical Greek theatre, and open up the plays to a whole new audience.
Preface Background to the story Map of ancient Greece List of characters Antigone: translation and commentary Synopsis of the play Guide to pronunciation of names Introduction to the Greek theatre Time line Index