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By: Abe, Kobo

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Seller ID: 394173120

ISBN: 394173120

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Prometheus Bound

By: Aeschlyus

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 12/15/2015

Seller ID: 9780195061659

ISBN: 0195061659

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For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations of Prometheus Bound, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. Scully and Herington accentuate the play's true power, drama, and relevance to modern times. Aeschylus originally wrote Prometheus Bound as part of a tragic trilogy, and this translation is unique in including the extant fragments of the companion plays. View more info

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Aeschylus I: Oresteia

By: Aeschylus

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Publisher: 3/20/2013

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0226307786

ISBN: 0226307786

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"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."--Robert Brustein, "The New Republic" "This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."--Kenneth Rexroth, "The Nation" "The translations deliberately avoid the highly wrought and affectedly poetic; their idiom is contemporary....They have life and speed and suppleness of phrase."--"Times Education Supplement" "These translations belong to our time. A keen poetic sensibility repeatedly quickens them; and without this inner fire the most academically flawless rendering is dead."--... View more info

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Oresteian Trilogy

By: Aeschylus

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/9/2010

Seller ID: 9780140440676

ISBN: 0140440674

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'Anger still unreconciled Poisoning a house's life With darkness, treachery and strife' (47 Aeschylus (525-c.456 BC) set his great trilogy in the immediate aftermath of the Fall of Troy, when King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in war. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his family has been destroyed by his wife's infidelity and ends with his death at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The Choephori when her outraged son Orestes kills both her and her lover. The Eumenides then follows Orestes as he is hounded to Athens by the Furies' law of vengeance a... View more info

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Greek Tragedies 1: Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Oedipus th

By: Aeschylus

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780226035284

ISBN: 022603528X

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"Greek Tragedies, Volume I" contains Aeschylus's "Agamemnon," translated by Richmond Lattimore; Aeschylus's "Prometheus Bound," translated by David Grene; Sophocles's "Oedipus the King," translated by David Grene; Sophocles's "Antigone," translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff; and Euripides's "Hippolytus," translated by David Grene. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene... View more info

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Oresteia

By: Aeschylus/Shapiro, A & Burian,

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Publisher: 11/24/2015

Seller ID: 9780195135923

ISBN: 019513592X

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Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their son Orestes in Libation Bearers, and concludes with Orestes' acquittal at a court founded by Athena in Eumenides. The trilogy thus traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law, Aeschylus' contribution to a Greek legend steeped in murder, adultery, human sacrific... View more info

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Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians

By: Aeshylus

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/23/2012

Seller ID: 9780140441123

ISBN: 0140441123

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'Your kindness to the human race has earned you this. A god who would not bow to the gods' anger - you Transgressing right, gave privileges to mortal men'Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who must flee to escape enforced marriages, while Seven Against Thebe... View more info

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Disgraced

By: Akhtar, Ayad

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Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS: 2/11/2016

Seller ID: 9780316324465

ISBN: 0316324469

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"Sparkling and combustible" (Bloomberg Businessweek), "DISGRACED rubs all kinds of unexpected raw spots with intelligence and humor" (Newsday). "In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another.... Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings. But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tic... View more info

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Collected Plays of Edward Albee: Volume 2 1966 - 1977

By: Albee, Edward

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Publisher: OVERLOOK:

Seller ID: 9781585676170

ISBN: 1585676179

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The Overlook Press is proud to announce publication of volume two of the three-volume collection of all of Edward Albee's plays, many of which have been out of print for years. This volume contains the nine plays written by Albee from 1966 through 1977. These range from the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance to the brilliant and complex short plays. Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung to his second Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Seascape, to the scintillating one-act comedy Counting the Ways (recently revived off-Broadway to great acclaim), and closing with the controversial Lad... View more info

Five Plays Volume 2

By: Anouilh, Jean

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Seller ID: 974567

ISBN: 974567

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Five Plays (Antigone, Eurydice, The Ermine, The Rehearsal, Romeo and Jeannette)

By: Anouilh, Jean

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Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 11/25/2013

Seller ID: 0374522294

ISBN: 0374522294

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The great French playwright Jean Anouilh (1910-87) wrote both "pink" bittersweet comedies and "black" tragic dramas. "Jean Anouilh Five Plays"--the finest English-language anthology of his works--crackles with both his sharp wit and his icy cynicism. In "Antigone," his preeminent play and exemplar of his themes and style, he creates a disturbing world in which fate may be no more than a game of role-playing. "Eurydice," " The Ermine," "The Rehearsal," R"omeo and Jeannette" are the other plays included in this edition. View more info

Becket

By: Anouilh, Jean

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Publisher: 5/24/2014

Seller ID: 9780399513541

ISBN: 039951354X

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Antigone

By: Anouilh, Jean

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Publisher: METHUEN: 1/16/2013

Seller ID: 9780413695406

ISBN: 0413695409

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Jean Anouilh, one of the foremost French playwrights of the twentieth century, replaced the mundane realist works of the previous era with his innovative dramas, which exploit fantasy, tragic passion, scenic poetry and cosmic leaps in time and space. "Antigone," his best-known play, was performed in 1944 in Nazi-controlled Paris and provoked fierce controversy. In his allegorical tale, Antigone defies the tyrant Creon and is sent to her death. "Antigone" conveyed to Anouilh's compatriots a covert message of heroic resistance to Nazi occupation; but the author's characterisaation of Creon al... View more info

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Aristophanes 1: Clouds, Wasps, Birds (Hackett Classics)

By: Aristopanes

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Publisher: 4/18/2017

Seller ID: 9780872203600

ISBN: 0872203603

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Birds

By: Aristophanes

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Publisher: FOCUS PUB/R PULLINS CO: 10/6/2011

Seller ID: 0941051870

ISBN: 0941051870

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This is an English translation of Aristophanes' greatest comedy the Birds and is the story of birds taking control of the government. Includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, and notes. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture. View more info

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Lysistrata/The Acharnians/The Clouds

By: Aristophanes

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Publisher: 12/1/2012

Seller ID: 9780140442878

ISBN: 0140442871

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Complete Plays of Aristophanes

By: Aristophanes

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Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 2/22/2010

Seller ID: 9780553213430

ISBN: 0553213431

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Birds and Other Plays

By: Aristophanes

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 7/3/2013

Seller ID: 9780199555673

ISBN: 0199555672

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This new verse translation of Aristophanes' comedies offers one of the world's great comic dramatists in a form that is both historically faithful and theatrically vigorous. Aristophanes' plays were produced for the festival theater of classical Athens in the fifth century BC and encompass the whole gamut of humor, from brilliantly inventive fantasy to obscene vulgarity. This edition includes a substantial general introduction and introductory essays for each of the plays, as well as full explanatory notes and an index of names. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics ... View more info

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Lysistrata

By: Aristophanes - Henderson, J

Price: $2.00

Publisher: FOCUS PUB/R PULLINS CO: 9/13/2010

Seller ID: 9780941051026

ISBN: 0941051021

Condition: USED


This English translation of Aristophanes' most popular comedy will appeal to the modern reader because of its lively and imaginative plot, memorable heroine, good jokes, and appeal for peace and tolerance between nations and between the sexes. This edition includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, notes, and a map. The Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemporary thought. View more info

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Four Plays by Aristophanes : The Clouds, the Birds, Lysistrata, the Frogs

By: Aristophanes/ Arrowsmith, Will

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Publisher: PLUME: 10/9/2009

Seller ID: 9780452007178

ISBN: 0452007178

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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. @PussyWhip What's something we can leverage against men? What's the one thing we're good for again? It's on the tip of my tongue. From "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less" View more info