By J. Michael Walton
'In this masterful reevaluation of Euripides, Michael Walton recasts the playwright in gentle of his resonance for trendy translators and administrators. Springing from the practice session room instead of the web page, Walton indicates us not just why we're prepared for Euripides, yet why we so desperately desire him.' Mary Louise Hart, affiliate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum
'A worthwhile, reader-friendly creation geared toward non-specialists, [it] bargains distinctive summaries of Euripides' performs, in addition to willing observations on their relevance for trendy theater.' Rush Rehm, writer of Radical Theatre
Euripides Our modern is a massive new examine of the paintings of the good classical tragedian that illuminates his paintings and demonstrates either its power and the way it maintains to talk to us this day. Taking a thematic approach to Euripides' performs it provides the reader with a wide-ranging and thorough appreciation of the writer's whole canon. for college kids, academics and practitioners this can be the most sensible single-volume remedy of the writer's work, contemplating the performs for his or her accessibility and for his or her concentrate on concerns and matters that are as major as ever within the smooth international.
Divided into 3 sections, the publication first examines 'Domesticating Tragedy', the way during which Euripides gave the area of delusion an program to dull existence. the second one part tackles the 'Grand Passions': characters less than impressive strain and the level to which own accountability might be absolved via numerous elements of situation. The 3rd appears to be like on the nature of Euripides' theatre and his acknowledgment of it, the nice roles and the playwrights of the final hundred years whose craft turns out most affected by way of his paintings. An Appendix on the finish of the e-book offers a short precis of the plots of all nineteen performs.