Ancient Classic Drama

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Women of Troy

By Euripides Translated by Kenneth McLeish

In the aftermath of the bloody Trojan Wars, the women of the city lament their fate and look fearfully ahead to the future. Covering themes of religious scepticism, the injustices within roles of women and the destructive power of war, this play is once again becoming relevant in our increasingly uncertain world.

Orestes: Blood and Light

By Helen Edmundson Original author Euripides

An explosive retelling of the most savage and powerful of ancient myths - the story of avenging siblings, Electra and Orestes.

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The Oresteia

Aeschylus' great trilogy of Greek tragedies: Agamemnon, Choephori (Libation-Bearers) and Eumenides (The Furies).

Oedipus

By Sophocles Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Two plays, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonos, telling the story of the mythical Greek king of Thebes.

Medea (Theatre Babel version)

By Euripides Adapted by Liz Lochhead

Euripides' classic story of the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.

Medea (Northern Broadsides version)

By Euripides Adapted by Tom Paulin

Euripides' tragedy, reworked by poet Tom Paulin into lithe and sinewy modern English.

Medea (Drama Classics)

The powerful myth of Medea, who murders her children as revenge for her husband's infidelity. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Lysistrata

The ancient Greek comedy in which the women of Greece go on a sex strike to force their husbands to end the Peloponnesian Wars. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Hecuba

By Euripides Translated by Marianne McDonald

An English translation of Euripides' classic tragedy, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Greek Tragedy: Three Plays

Three of the most famous tragedies from Ancient Greece - Antigone, Bacchae and Medea - all featuring female protagonists.

The Greek Plays

Modern adaptations of classic Greek texts.

Electra (Sophocles)

A tragic tale of duty, retribution and fate, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Electra (Euripides)

Euripides' version of the Ancient Greek myth of revenge on a murdering parent. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

 

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Bacchae

The story of revenge by the half-man, half-god Dionysos on Pentheus, King of Thebes, and all his people.

Antigone (Drama Classics)

By Sophocles Translated by Marianne McDonald

The first great 'resistance' drama - and perhaps the definitive Greek tragedy.

Antigone

A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights.

Andromache

The story of Andromache, widow of the Trojan hero Hector. In the Drama Classics series.