A new play text edition of Euripides' great tragedy to coincide with the National Theatre's major new production directed by Katie Mitchell in November-March 2007/8.
One of Euripides' great tragedies being produced at the National Theatre from November to MarchDirected by one of the leading directors, Katie MitchellThis will be a big production with all the attendant publicity and marketing, and a Platform event with the directorEuripides' work is studied on Drama, Classics and Literature coursesAs an anti-war play it has a strong contemporary potency
Euripides was born near Athens circa 480 BC and grew up during the years of the Athenian recovery af ter the Persian Wars. His first play was presented in 455 BC and he wrote some hundred altogether of which nineteen survived. He died in 406 BC at the court of the King of Macedon.