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Antigone

Advantages: Timeless theme of resistance to political authority, continuation of Oedipus, great dramatic language
Disadvantages: No real 'tragic hero', not much action

...After unintentionally finding that Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes formed a logical continuation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, I was pleased to discover the latter’s Antigone completed a trilogy of sorts, dealing with the same themes – the curse of Oedipus a ...

a-true-ben 15.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Antigone - Sophocles

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The Origins of Tragedy

Advantages: Classic, unique amongst extant Greek tragedy in being historical - and the oldest, relatively easy to follow
Disadvantages: Not for everyone, not much action, basic structure

I’m not sure if it’s an interest in Plato and Aristotle that led to my wider interest in the classical Greek world, or if my interest in their philosophy is only itself a symptom of a prior interest in the ancient Hellenic world. Whatever, I read my first ...

a-true-ben 24.02.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Persians (Classics Companions) - Aeschylus

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An intricate and enchanting tale, spiked

Advantages: The voicing and expression of pertinent and profound observations of childhood
Disadvantages: The shock from Potter's revelations about the inate potential for evil within the youngest of children

Blue Remembered Hills tells the story of seven seven year old Welsh children from the Forest of Dean. We join them mid afternoon as they frollock happily without a care in the world, tumbling through undergrowth, chanting, throwing stones and experimentin ...

matt_the_poet 16.10.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Blue Remembered Hills - Dennis Potter

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Blue remebered hills by dennis potter a proper review of it

Advantages: great short play, easy to understand
Disadvantages: the somerset language can be hard to read at time but persist and you will understand it

...after studying this play for the past few months as a drama student i would think i know a lot about it. blue remembered hills is a very stylised piece of theatre. it connotes the story of 7 children all living in the Somerset area with their mums during ...

leahward39 20.05.2011 · Read full review
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Brilliant Play

Advantages: Very funny, imaginative text
Disadvantages: too short if anything!

...Friedrich Dürrenmatt creates for this play a fictional town in Central Europe called Gullen (translates to 'manure' from Swiss), and this is where all of the action of the text takes place. The town was once prosperous and bright; but many years have past ...

techie_fairy 20.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Visit - Friedrich Durrenmatt

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