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The Trojan Women - Euripides, Gilbert Murray
The Trojan Women
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"In his clear preface, Gilbert Murray says with truth that The Trojan Women, valued by the usage of the stage, is not a perfect play. "It is only the crying of one of the great wrongs of the world wrought into music." Yet it is one of the greater dramas of the elder world. In one situation, with... show more
"In his clear preface, Gilbert Murray says with truth that The Trojan Women, valued by the usage of the stage, is not a perfect play. "It is only the crying of one of the great wrongs of the world wrought into music." Yet it is one of the greater dramas of the elder world. In one situation, with little movement, with few figures, it flashes out a great dramatic lesson, the infinite pathos of a successful wrong. It has in it the very soul of the tragic. It even goes beyond the limited tragic, and hints that beyond the defeat may come a greater glory than will be the fortune of the victors. And thus through its pity and terror it purifies our souls to thoughts of peace." So begins the introduction to "The Trojan Women" by Euripides as translated by Gilbert Murray.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781420927320 (1420927329)
Publisher: Digireads.com
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
4.0
This is a review of the play itself, not this particular translation. I read Roche's translation, which is good but (as has been pointed out by absolutely everyone already) includes made-up stage directions that are somewhat distracting.Trojan Women is an anti-war play, performed in 415 as Athens pr...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
3.5 A timely warning to the Athenian Elite
I liked one of the short descriptions of this play: a bunch of women wailing and moaning about the significant turn in their life. While that statement may sum this play up, I do not actually think at it gets to the core of what Euripides is exploring, particularly since these women have found thems...
janeg
janeg rated it
I would not dare to watch this performed. I bet I'd wail.
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