Ten Plays

Ten Plays

Book - 1981
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The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life.nbsp;nbsp;In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy.nbsp;nbsp;For the first time in history, heroes and heroines on the stage were not idealized:nbsp;nbsp;as Sophocles himself said, Euripides shows people not as they ought to be, but as they actually are.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, 1981, c1950
ISBN: 9780553213638
Branch Call Number: 882.01 Eurip
Characteristics: xix, 358 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Hadas, Moses 1900-1966


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