Page extent: 92
ISBN: 9781849430265

After Troy

Glyn Maxwell

(22 Feb 2011)

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Troy is in ruins. Its men are dead. Its women are captives and the victorious Greeks are camped in the ashes preparing to sail home. Four quarrelling women drawn together by grief… Four exhausted soldiers who hate each other’s guts… A King who falls for a girl so mad she can see the audience… A teenage princess dreaming of the Underworld… And a lonely man of conscience trying to get it all down on paper… 

Award-winning poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell rips up two Greek tragedies and makes a modern play from the fragments. A witty and passionate retelling of Euripides’ Women Of Troy and Hecuba, After Troy exposes the cruelties of war both then and now.

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ISBN13 9781849430265
Page Extent 92


'Glyn Maxwell’s drama does not so much conflate the two great tragedies of loss and revenge [Women of Troy and Hecuba] but rather alights, magpie-like, on what is shiny in each to create a brand new play' – Lyn Gardner, Guardian