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The Oresteia
By Aeschylus and Ted Hughes (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date September 4, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374527051
ISBN-10 0374527059
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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In the last year of his life, Ted Hughes completed translations of three major dramatic works: Racine's Phedre, Euripedes' Alcestis, and the trilogy of plays known as at The Oresteia, a family story of astonishing power and the background or inspiration for much subsequent drama, fiction, and poetry.

The Oresteia--Agamemnon, Choephori, and the Eumenides--tell the story of the house of Atreus: After King Agamemnon is murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he returns from exile to do so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of the court of Athens.

Hughes's "acting version" of the trilogy is faithful to its nature as a dramatic work, and his translation is itself a great performance; while artfully inflected with the contemporary, it has a classical beauty and authority. Hughes's Oresteia is quickly becoming the standard edition for English-language readers and for the stage, too.



Editions
Hardcover
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With Peter Burian, Alan Shapiro | from Oxford Univ Pr (May 29, 2003)
9780195154870 | details & prices | 285 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $30.00
About: The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the only extant trilogy among the Greek tragedies, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture.
With Ted Hughes | from Farrar Straus & Giroux (August 1, 1999)
9780374227210 | details & prices | 197 pages | 5.75 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A poetic new interpretation of the ancient dramatic trilogy about the house of Atreus describes how King Agamemnon is murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and the efforts of their son, Orestes, to kill his mother and avenge the crime, bringing upon himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens.
With Peter Meineck (other contributor) | from Hackett Pub Co Inc (September 1, 1998); titled "Oresteia"
9780872203914 | details & prices | 166 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $39.00
About: Meineck's translation is faithful and supple; the language employed is modern without betraying the grandeur and complexity--particularly the images--of the Aeschylean text.
Paperback
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With McDonald (other contributor) | New edition from Nick Hern Books (April 1, 2008); titled "Oresteia"
9781854591739 | details & prices | 160 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $10.95
About: The great trilogy that is the wellspring of Western drama.
from Longman Pub Group (December 22, 2006)
9780321364616 | details & prices | 4.87 × 7.92 × 0.59 in. | List price $8.67
About: Unusual book
With Christopher Collard | from Oxford Univ Pr (August 28, 2003); titled "Oresteia"
9780192832818 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $11.95
About: The Oresteia is the only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Ted Hughes (other contributor) | from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 4, 2000)
9780374527051 | details & prices | 5.50 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.00
About: In the last year of his life, Ted Hughes completed translations of three major dramatic works: Racine's Phedre, Euripedes' Alcestis, and the trilogy of plays known as at The Oresteia, a family story of astonishing power and the background or inspiration for much subsequent drama, fiction, and poetry.
With Helene P. Foley, Peter Meineck (other contributor) | from Hackett Pub Co Inc (September 1, 1998); titled "Oresteia"
9780872203907 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Meineck's translation is faithful and supple; the language employed is modern without betraying the grandeur and complexity--particularly the images--of the Aeschylean text.
With Nick Snels, Michael Ewans (other contributor) | from Everymans Library (March 1, 1995)
9780460875486 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.50
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About: With wide format pages to give generous margins for notes, the editor presents the latest Aeschylus scholarship in an introduction, and also includes notes, plot summary, selected criticism and chronology of Aeschylus's life and times.
With Hugh Lloyd-Jones (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Univ of California Pr (December 1, 1993)
9780520083288 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $26.95
About: The most famous series of ancient Greek plays, and the only surviving trilogy, is the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides.
With Robert Fagles (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (February 1, 1984)
9780140443332 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytaemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
from Bantam Classic & Loveswept (January 1, 1982)
9780553210705 | details & prices | List price $2.75
About: The great trilogy that is the wellspring of Western drama.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Hollywood Theater of the Ear (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 2007)
9780786159345 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.28 lbs | List price $17.95
About: The only complete trilogy to survive from the ancient Greek theater is here presented in the first sound recording of all three plays: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides.
With Yuri Rasovsky (other contributor) | Mp3 edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 2007)
9780786170609 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The only complete trilogy to survive from the ancient Greek theater is here presented in the first sound recording of all three plays: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Yuri Rasovsky (other contributor) | from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 2007)
9780786149124 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $17.95
About: The only complete trilogy to survive from the ancient Greek theater is here presented in the first sound recording of all three plays: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides.

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