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The Oresteia : Faber Poetry - Ted Hughes

The Oresteia

Faber Poetry

Paperback Published: 20th September 1999
ISBN: 9780571179961
Number Of Pages: 208

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The Oresteia comprises three of the greatest plays of all time: Agamemnon, The Choephori and The Eumenides. Concerned with the immediate aftermath of the Trojan War as if affects the accursed royal house of Atreus, it follows a singularly harrowing course, from the bloodiest domestic discord to divine intervention and reconciliation.

Ted Hughes's translation was written in his most pared-down and powerfully driven verse, at once equal to Aeschylus's tragic vision and speaking directly to modern audiences and readers. The plays were first performed at the National Theatre in 1999 under the direction of Katie Mitchell.

ISBN: 9780571179961
ISBN-10: 0571179967
Series: Faber Poetry
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 20th September 1999
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1