Publications Translated by Director James Kerr

Binding: PaperBack | Page extent: 96

ISBN: 9781840026351

High in the Caucasus at the ends of the earth, Prometheus is chained to a rock with a bolt through his chest. He talks of a secret that should not be told for fear of its power being lost. This secret is so important that its secrecy could be our salvation.

Prometheus Bound is a play veiled in myth, but as unearthly as the play seems it presents the human condition in a more uncomfortably naked state than any other play. Linguistically and thematically it is the most sophisticated and brutal of all the tragedies. On the page it invites deep analysis but on its feet it becomes the very thing that theatre should be: a journey to the heart.

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Binding: PaperBack | Page extent: 96

ISBN: ISBN: 9781840021059

Two Greek Masterpieces.

In Suppliants, Aeschylus challenges us to witness the emotional cost of exile and, in doing so, helps us to understand a contemporary issue. In some of the most opulent and purely lovely choral odes ever written, he describes the fate of the daughters of Danaus as they beg for asylum in Argos. It was produced at the Gate Theatre in 1998.

Ajax describes the madness and death of one of the great Greek heroes of the Trojan wars, having fallen foul of the Gods.

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