Agamemnon

Agamemnon

Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including0 suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities. Agamemnon is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama. Useful features include full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre. Agamemnon is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.

Title:Agamemnon
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780521010757
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    Agamemnon Reviews

  • Sean Barrs

    These Ancient Greeks never learn do they?What do you honestly think would happen if you sacrificed your own daughter to the Gods? Yes you may appease their wrath for the war crimes you committed in Tr...

  • James

    Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to Agamemnon, the first of the Orestia plays written in 458 BC by Aeschylus. Peter Arnott, a noted scholar and critic, has stated that, “The Agamemnon is a b...

  • Riku Sayuj

    The First StrikeEach of the plays that make up The Oresteia tetralogy are supposed to be stand alone pieces as well as perfect complements to each other. All the themes that The Oresteia is to explore...

  • David Sarkies

    The Homecoming of Agamemnon02 July 2012 This is the first part of the only Greek trilogy that we have. The play is set after the Trojan War in the city of Argos, of which Agamemnon is the ruler. Agame...

  • Vivian

    Don't mess with the mama bear."Perched over his body like a hateful raven, in hoarse notes she chants her song of triumph."Agamemnon and his brother Menelaus with their women are property attitudes ha...

  • Sharon Barrow Wilfong

    I have not read a lot of Greek plays so it took me awhile to understand what was happening. I should have read the introduction first, which would have made events clearer.However, I'm also glad I did...

  • Momina Masood

    It's interesting how the Chorus used to enjoy a more elaborate function in Aeschylus than in the later Sophocles. Not really a passive, detached "omniscient narrator" here; the Chorus takes on the cha...

  • Josh

    "Man must suffer to be wise"...

  • Mel Bossa

    In this play, Eschyle is grandiose. It's a longer play, but it had my full attention. Clytemnestre, Agamemnon's wife has been waiting ten years to avenge her daughter's sacrifice at the hands of her h...

  • Sesana

    I kind of feel like a bad person because I've never the Oresteia before. I'm fixing that now, but I think it'll take awhile for me to get through these. It isn't the story. The story of Orestes is won...