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Manic Monday: Euripidean Fragments on Fortune, Suffering and Intelligence

Euripides, fr. 102 (Alcmene)

We are all wiser at weighing our neighbor’s bad luck than our own.

σοφώτεροι γὰρ συμφορὰς τὰς τῶν πέλας
πάντες διαθρεῖν ἢ τύχας τὰς οἴκοθεν. 54 more words


Project 1 Iphigenia amongst the Taurians

Euripides is amazing.

His plays are surprising, sometimes funny and sometimes devastating.
The first project I am working on is  Iphigenia amongst the Taurians. This is the first of Euripides’ ‘Phantom Plays’, the other is  138 more words



Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.


Or Forever Hold Your Peace (The Story of Iphigenia)

Or Forever Hold Your Peace (The Story of Iphigenia)

La Boite Indie & Motherboard Productions

With the support of QPAC

November 12 – 29 2014… 1,272 more words

Performing Arts

"The Pity War Distilled"

Euripides’ Trojan Women was written the year after Athens sacked and andropodised Melos. (That means killing all the men and enslaving all the women and children.) Conquering armies do not usually write plays from the point of view of the other side, but that’s what Euripides is doing here. 292 more words

Big Questions

Euripides' Hipploytus, 732-75: Mortal Wishes

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to see a brilliant adaptation of Euripides’ Hippolytus by Antic Face at the V&A museum. It is one of my favourite tragedies, mostly because of its memorable female characters, proud but wretched Phaedra and the terrifying goddesses Aphrodite and Artemis. 953 more words


A Vengeful Old Age

The big holdover of suspense that began at the end of yesterday’s workday and lasted until I got into the office this afternoon was whether I’d decided to go to a spectacular, right-up-my alley event, or whether I’d surrendered to the exhaustion brought on by a busy week and an overwhelming desire to dive under some very cozy covers and conk out to the comfort entailed in pajama-clad warmth. 566 more words