Euripides Plays: 3: Alkestis; Helen; Ion (Classical Dramatists) (Paperback)

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Published in the new Methuen Classical Dramatists series

The three plays in this volume straddle the borders between comedy and tragedy. Alkestis is a moving "romance" with death; it has parallels to Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Helen, an alternative version of the tragic portrayal of the Trojan War, shows Helen "relocated in a delightful comedy" (Observer) - as an innocent victim of her own beauty, hidden in Egypt by the gods while her image has been abducted by Paris. In Ion, a father who thought he was childless discovers his son, and a son who thought he was motherless finds his mother.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780413716200
ISBN-10: 0413716201
Publisher: Continnuum-3PL
Publication Date: October 23rd, 1997
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Classical Dramatists