Translated from the original Greek, Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama series aims to bring students of Classical Civilisation and Drama courses as close as possible to the playwrights' original words and intentions. The editors combine wide experience of Classics teaching at A Level with work in the theatre, ensuring that the translations are both accurate and suitable for performance.
These translations are faithful to the original Greek plays in content and tone, but have the immediacy of modern English. Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama will enable both Classics students and Drama students, and indeed anyone with an interest in the theatre, to approach Classical plays with confidence and understanding. Students are encouraged to discover the plays for themselves by exploring their dramatic qualities through practical exercises and by experimenting with the expressive use of voice, movement, mime and musical accompaniment. These editions also contain helpful editorial material, including references to Greek religion, mythology, politics and morals.
Each translation is aimed primarily at A Level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.