Synopses & Reviews
Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama is a series of new translations which are faithful to the original Greek plays in content and tone, but which have the immediacy of modern English. The series aims to enable both Classics students and Drama students, and indeed anyone with an interest in the theatre, to approach Classical plays with confidence and understanding. Agamemnon is the seventh title in the series, and is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America. A full commentary is provided which runs alongside the translation. It includes useful notes and questions to encourage discussion on the themes and dramatic qualities of the text, and also more practical issues of staging and performance. Features of the book include notes on pronunciation of names and a plot synopsis. Background information to the story is also provided.
The series aims to enable Classics and Drama students to approach Classical plays with confidence.
This series of new translations is faithful to the original Greek plays in content and tone, but has the immediacy of modern English. Agamemnon is the seventh title in the series and aims to enable both Classics students and Drama students to approach the play with confidence and understanding.
Treating ancient plays as living drama.
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.
Table of Contents
Preface; Background to the story; Genealogical table; Map of ancient Greece; List of characters; Agamemnon: translation and commentary; Synopsis of the play; Guide to pronunciation of names; Introduction to the Greek theatre; Time line; Index.