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List of contributors Acknowledgements Preface Introduction - Bacchae in Context (David Stuttard) 1. Perspectives on the Impact of Bacchae in its Original Performance, Edith Hall (King's College London, UK) 2. Bacchae and Earlier Tragedy, Alan H. Sommerstein (University of Nottingham, UK) 3. Family Reunion or Household Disaster? Exploring Plot-Diversity in Euripides' Last Production, Ioanna Karamanou (University of the Peloponnese, Greece) 4. Staging in Bacchae, Rosie Wyles (University of Kent, UK) 5. Looking at the Bacchae in Bacchae, Chris Carey (University College London,UK) 6. Mysteries and Politics in Bacchae, Richard Seaford (University of Exeter, UK) 7. 'A Big Laugh': Horrid Laughter in Euripides' Bacchae, James Morwood (University of Oxford, UK) 8. New Religion and Old in Euripides' Bacchae, David Kovacs (University of Virginia, USA) 9. Paradoxes and Themes in Bacchae, Alex Garvie (University of Glasgow, UK) 10. Euripides' Bacchae - a Revenge Play, Hanna Roisman (Colby College, USA) 11. The Grandsons of Cadmus, Sophie Mills (University of North Carolina, USA) 12. Bacchae in the Modern World, Betine van Zyl Smit (University of Nottingham, UK) Euripides' Bacchae, translated by David Stuttard Bibliography Index

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A collection of essays written by leading academics on Euripides' famous play Bacchae, plus an English translation by an expert on Greek drama.

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David Stuttard has directed his own translations and adaptations of Greek drama including Bacchae throughout the UK and in classical theatres in Turkey and Albania. He is the founder of the theatre company Actors of Dionysus and has edited Looking at Lysistrata (2010) and Looking at Medea (2014) for Bloomsbury. His other publications include Parthenon: Power and Politics on the Acropolis (2013) and A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives (2014).


The essays ... [in this collection are] written in an accessible style that makes the volume useful and stimulating for a wide range of readers. * Classics For All Reviews *
This collection of 12 essays on Euripides' Bacchae by internationally recognized scholars and edited by a successful theater director attests to the timeless salience of this play. ... Looking at Bacchae provides a compelling model for bringing thoughtful analysis and performance of Greek tragedy to a broader public. ... In sum, the volume is a welcome contribution, bringing the highest level of academic scholarship to bear on this important tragedy in the interest of a broader audience for whom it may continue to hold salience. For this, Stuttard and the contributors should be applauded. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

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