The Faber Pocket Guide to Greek and Roman Drama

John Burgess
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An essential, refreshingly accessible guide to Greek and Roman drama containing entries for forty plays by all the major dramatists in the classical world - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence and Seneca.

Features include:

Playwright biographies
Synopses and detailed commentary
Advice on the best translations available
A survey of the ancient theatre and its social and political background.

Written by John Burgess, freelance director and former Head of New Writing at the National Theatre, this book is an indispensable resource for the theatregoer, student and general reader.

  • About John Burgess

    John Burgess is a freelance director and lives in London. He worked for fourteen years at the National Theatre where he directed works from the classical, romantic and modern repertoires as well as many new plays. He helped found the NT Studio in 1984 and was the National Theatre's Head of New Writing 1989-94. He has directed abroad in Switzerland, Scandinavia and North America. He is the author of The Faber Pocket Guide to Greek and Roman Drama.

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