Essays on Agamemnon

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Edited by David Stuttard and Tamsin Shasha
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Written in 458 BCE, Agamemnon is the first play in the Oresteian Trilogy, Aeschylus' epic dramatic exploration of the cycle of killing and revenge within the House of Atreus.
This wide-ranging collection of eight essays by some of Britain's foremost academics examines different aspects of the play, its historical, socio-political and dramatic context and the issues which it raises.
Coinciding with the publication of David Stuttard's translation by the Open University, the book is not only an ideal introduction to Agamemnon but an excellent overview of reactions to the play at the beginning of the 21st century.

Contributors:
Sir Kenneth Dover - Klytaimestra Triumphant
Edith Hall - Eating Children is Bad for You: The Offspring of the Past in Aeschylus' Agamemnon
Alex Garvie - Agamemnon: Plot, Tragedy, Imagery, Staging, and Characterisation
Carmel McCallum Barry - Heroic Agamemnon
Jasper Griffin- Agamemnon
Ruth Hazel - Who Wears the Trousers in the House of Atreus?
David Raeburn - The Dramatic Technique of Agamemnon
Lorna Hardwick - Agamemnon Solo

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