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Hecuba

Euripides
Translated by Frank McGuinness

Hecuba is Frank McGuinness’s thrillingly visceral new version of the classical tragedy by Euripides, and a savage indictment of the devastation of war, both then and now.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571226481
Date Published
02.09.2004
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Summary

Children, lead this old woman outside.
A slave like the rest of you,
She once was your queen.

Troy has fallen to the Greeks, and Hecuba, its beloved queen, is widowed and enslaved. She mourns her great city and the death of her husband, but when fresh horrors emerge, her grief turns to rage and a lust for revenge.

A savage indictment of the devastation of war, Hecuba is brought to life in this thrillingly visceral new version.

Hecuba premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London in September 2004.

Euripides

Euripides (c. 482-406 bc), dramatist of Ancient Greece. Eighteen of some ninety plays attributed to him have survived, among them Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Andromache, Suppliant Women, Electra,Trojan Women, Iphigenia in Tauris, Heracles, Helen, Phoenician Women, Orestes and Bacchae.

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