Euripides' Hecuba

Frank McGuinness
AUD $26.95
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Children, lead this old woman outside.

A slave like the rest of you,

She once was your queen.
Troy has fallen to the Greeks, and Hecuba, its beloved queen, is widowed and enslaved. She mourns her great city and the death of her husband, but when fresh horrors emerge, her grief turns to rage and a lust for revenge.A savage indictment of the devastation of war, Hecuba is brought to life in this thrillingly visceral new version.Hecuba premi red at the Donmar Warehouse, London in September 2004.

Author bio:

Frank McGuinness was born in Buncrana, County Donegal, in 1953. He lives in Dublin and lectures in English at University College, Dublin. His many plays include The Factory Girls (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1982), Baglady (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1985), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Abbey Theatre, 1985; Hampstead Theatre, London, 1986, and winner of the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright), Innocence (Gate Theatre, Dublin, 1986), Carthaginians (Abbey Theatre, 1988; Hampstead Theatre, London 1989), Mary and Lizzie (RSC, 1989), The Bread Man (Gate Theatre, Dublin, 1991), Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Hampstead, West End and Broadway, 1992), The Bird Sanctuary (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1992), Mutabilitie (Royal National Theatre, 1997) and Dolly West's Kitchen (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1999; Old Vic, 2000). His numerous translations include Chekhov's Three

Category: Plays & playscripts
ISBN: 9780571226481
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Plays
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 80
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Plays, playscripts