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BACCHAE / Edition 1

BACCHAE / Edition 1

by Euripides, Paul Woodruff
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[Woodruff's translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful. The rhythms are right, ever-present but not too insistent or obvious. It can be spoken instead of read and so is viable as an acting version; and it keeps the lines of the plot well focused. The Introduction offers a good survey of critical approaches. The notes at the foot of the page are suitably brief and nonintrusive and give basic information for the non-specialist. --Charles Segal, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872203921
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/1998
Series: Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 126
Sales rank: 120,994
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents

Background to the story of Bacchaevii
Map of Ancient Greeceviii
List of characters1
Commentary and translation2
Synopsis of the play94
Pronunciation of names96
Introduction to the Greek Theatre97
Time line101

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Bacchae (Paul Woodruff Translation) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
hrissliss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How many insane people can you count? It was written around the time that the empire was falling to the Hordes, and some have said that the actions of the play are representative of the empire's last days. Great play. (Though that partly depends on your translation.) Interesting to see the interplay between the god present and the mortals around him. Interesting to analyze with a focus on madness and Freudian psycho-analyzation.
pandoragreen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I realize it's the nature of the source material, but I hate the fragmentary/piecemeal ending.