Page extent: 172
ISBN: 9781786821331
Binding: PaperBack

The Oresteia

A new verse translation of Aeschylus' Oresteia Trilogy

Andy Hinds, Aeschylus, with Martine Cuypers

PaperBack (30 Apr 2017)

The Oresteia Trilogy:
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides

This translation is the result of a close collaboration between theatre director and playwright, Andy Hinds (author of Acting Shakespeare’s Language), and Classics scholar, Dr. Martine Cuypers (Trinity College Dublin). Whilst preserving a scholarly fidelity to the original Greek, the translation is written in a clear and energetic verse, designed to be as 'performable' in the theatre, as it is ‘readable’ in the home or study. It will be of equal interest and use, therefore, to teachers, students and academics, to actors and directors, and to the general reader. 

Companion Volume
The Oresteia is is released as a companion volume to Hinds’ translation of Iphigenia in Aulis. Iphigenia represents Euripides’ version of a key episode in the great saga, The Fall of the House of Atreus, while The Oresteia relates Aeschylus’ version of the continuation and conclusion of the saga. 

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786821331
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 172


‘This translation brilliantly meets all the criteria (of accuracy and performability) - it is very close to Aeschylus…yet also lucid, lithe and supple, which is no mean feat with an Aeschylean translation! It captures the highlights of the individual plays in strikingly effective passages (masterfully in the Agamemnon first ode, after the entry song; the incantatory invocation at the grave in the Libation Bearers; and the very difficult trial scene, which often drags in performance, was here pacey and compelling...'  
Fiona Macintosh, Director of The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, Professor of Classical Reception, Fellow of St Hilda's College, University of Oxford

‘Mr. Hinds riveting translations (with Ms. Cuypers) of these glorious Greek dramas leap off the page and demand to be on the stage. The illuminating imagery and vivid verse will make every actor hungry to taste the words and bring these plays to life.’ 
Kenneth Noel Mitchell, Associate Arts Professor, Head of Acting, New Studio on Broadway, New York University