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Trojan War retold as a sprightly, well-paced bit of epic theatre

They used to say that Euripides – one of the greatest ever dramatists – didn’t much like people, but he liked women.

The Trojan Women, one of his greatest plays, shows this spectacularly: not only is it a staggering lamentation for the pains of womankind, but it provides the greatest collection of roles for women in any play before Chekhov.

  • Peter Craven
  • The Age

You can see it done with some grandeur in Michael Cacoyannis’ 1971 …

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