Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis/Medea/The Bacchae

Three Plays of Euripides Alcestis Medea The Bacchae Here are three of Euripides finest tragedies offered in vivid modern translations

  • Title: Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis/Medea/The Bacchae
  • Author: Euripides Paul Roche
  • ISBN: 9780393093124
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here are three of Euripides finest tragedies offered in vivid, modern translations.

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    One Reply to “Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis/Medea/The Bacchae”

    1. Besides, you are a born woman:feeble when it comes to the sublime,marvelously inventive over crime.Oh Medea, you emerge as the force in this tumultuous collection and such a distinction is not lost on the gore-spattered pages where it take an epic hero to return a lost love from the dead to a shitbag husband (Alcestis) and then later a hallucination to inspire an incestual dismemberment (Bacchae). My reading of Medea is anchored by her being foreign-born, a stranger whose displacement is opened [...]

    2. THE BACCHAEI bought this trio of plays mainly for The Bacchae , as Donna Tartt hinted this was an influence for her book The Secret History (a story of classical Greek students who attempt to recreate some ancient rites in the Vermont woods). I began the story expecting scenes of wild revelry in the mountains. I had assumed that Dionysus represented laid back festivity and if he had a flaw it was debauchery to excess. But it turns out he also has a jealous side as vengeful as any Old Testament d [...]

    3. Having read The Bacchae for a class and enjoyed it greatly, I took the time to read the other two stories and was not dissapointed in the least! Euripides presents us with three very fascinating tales, all tragic in their own ways. I can't help but question the theory that frames tragedy as Greeklike "tragedy of necessity" ("It is is shame it had to happen, but it in fact had to happen this way") vs. the Christian "tragedy of opportunity" ("It is a shame it had to happen, because it truly could [...]

    4. A review from my old blogThis is my first time reading any of the classic Greek plays. I have to say that I was not disappointed. I have read the Iliad and the Odyssey before and appreciated the great writing evident within but the gore really turned me off.The plays by Euripides are free from gore but not from classical mythology and the great writing. The pathos of the husband in the first play (I forget the names) losing his wife yet still remembering to show hospitality is such a great story [...]

    5. Though I'd read "Medea" and "Bacchae" before, this was my first leap into Euripides' lesser-known "Alcestis." Loved all three! Compared to his competitors (Sophocles and, to a lesser extent, the aged--scratch that, DEAD--Aeschuylus), Euripedes seems much more casual. Rather than leaning his weight on the Choruses' exhaustive declamations (*ahem* Aeschulyus) or crafting interrogative "stagey" dialogue among his characters to share the plot, the playwright seems to enjoy the process of allowing hi [...]

    6. I read The Bacchae years ago, when I was in college. I always liked Euripides' progressive attitude towards women. When so many contemporaries wrote disdaining things about women, he took a much more equal view. I enjoyed reading these.Despite many writers' (or translators') instances on only hearing plays read out loud, the existence of subvocalisation (hearing the words you read in your mind in your own voice) makes that less necessary.

    7. Only having read The Bachae, I don't know if I would read the other two. Of course, Euripides is one of the more wild and crazy mythological writers, but I found some of the reading to be more of a chore than an entertaining experience. Perhaps it is the "tragedy" that I was not a fan of; when the main characters wind up exiled and turned to serpents or sacrificed at the hands of their mother for a bitter god who couldn't leave any disbelievers alone (even if they *were* his own family).

    8. My comments address THE BACCHAE.I have no idea what this play means for I do not understand the cult of Dionysus or the unbridled id released in this story. Even more than the other Greek plays I have read, this one needs a guide but I have found no one who seems to truly understand it. I suppose I enjoyed the story two stars worth, but the third is awarded on the basis of the potential pleasure of coming to understand this story better.

    9. I enjoyed reading these, I wondered if I'd be able to comprehend them but I believe I did well. The ending on Alcestis seemed abrupt but then I spose there really wasn't much to wrap up. I think it would have been pretty cool to have seen these performances in their day. The plays were Alcestis, Medea and The Bacchae

    10. Medea is my favorite Euripides play. I included it in my thesis, and I teach it in my Introduction to Humanities class. Many people misunderstand Medea. I think it's an excellent example of feminism.

    11. Medea will absolultely make the hair on your arms stand up. She is one powerful woman who does hideous things when she is offended. It is the worst case scenario of a woman scorned.

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