Aeschylus' Oresteia: a bibliography

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The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides) Classics S.
1.  The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides) Classics S. by Aeschylus
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  "Fagles' translation; a little vague, but the Introduction is an excellent aid to approaching the thematic structure of the Oresteia. A must for any beginner. Beware the all-pervading Shakespearianisms"
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The Oresteia: A Translation of Aeschylus' Trilogy of Plays (Faber Poetry)
2.  The Oresteia: A Translation of Aeschylus' Trilogy of Plays (Faber Poetry) by Ted Hughes
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  "Ted Hughes' seminal version, which, directed by Katie Mitchell in 1999, still impacts modern productions (haunted by Iphigeneia's ghost)."
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Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics)
3.  Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics) by Aeschylus
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  "Collard's sound and sensitive translation is an invaluable aid for anyone getting to grips with the Greek for the first time.  Indispensable aid for the undergraduate translator!"
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Tony Harrison Plays 4: v. 4 (Contemporary Classics)
4.  Tony Harrison Plays 4: v. 4 (Contemporary Classics) by Tony Harrison
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  "Tony Harrison's visceral, masterly translation is a must-read for any fan of the Oresteia (but only after you have got to grips with the Greek!)."
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Greek Tragedy in Action
5.  Greek Tragedy in Action by Oliver Taplin
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  "Taplin's classic work: no serious student of Greek tragedy should be without it."
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The Stagecraft of Aeschylus: The Dramatic Use of Exits and Entrances in Greek Tragedy (Clarendon Paperbacks)
6.  The Stagecraft of Aeschylus: The Dramatic Use of Exits and Entrances in Greek Tragedy (Clarendon Paperbacks) by Oliver Taplin
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  "Crucial, seminal interpretation of Aeschylus: don't leave home (for your Finals) without it!"
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A Greek-English Lexicon
7.  A Greek-English Lexicon by Henry G. Liddell
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  "You should already have one of these...  But just in case..."
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Lexicon Aeschylceum. Edidit G. Dindorfius
8.  Lexicon Aeschylceum. Edidit G. Dindorfius by Karl Wilhelm Dindorf
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  "Hard to get hold of, but if you can find an Aeschylus-specific lexicon, it saves an awful lot of time."
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The Oresteia
9.  The Oresteia by Hugh Lloyd-jones
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  "Ideally, you ought to look at HLJ's edition of the Greek (available as a Loeb).  His notes are always illuminating (though the trans. may not be)!"
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The Traffic in Praise: Pindar and the Poetics of Social Economy (Myth and Poetics)
10.  The Traffic in Praise: Pindar and the Poetics of Social Economy (Myth and Poetics) by Leslie Kurke
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  "Useful for understanding what happens to Argos as Agamemnon and Orestes leave, and return, in turns."
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The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
11.  The Odyssey (Penguin Classics) by Homer
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  "Re-read Menelaus' account of Agamemnon's death, and all Telemachus' appearances...  Never forget: "slices from the banquet of Homer"..."
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The Bacchae and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
12.  The Bacchae and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) by Euripides
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  "Remind yourself of Iphigeneia and her fate."
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Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
13.  Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) by Euripides
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  "Suppliant Women, Andromache and Hecuba all useful reminders of what Agamemnon left smoking behind him."
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Iphigenia [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
14.  Iphigenia [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Irene Papas
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  "Michael Cacoyannis' wonderful film.  His Hecuba and Electra are also fantastic evocations and interesting to any student of the Oresteia."
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Trojan Women [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
15.  Trojan Women [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Katharine Hepburn
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  "Cacoyannis' Trojan Women - sublime"
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Electra [DVD] [1962] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
16.  Electra [DVD] [1962] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Irene Papas
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  "Cacoyannis' Electra - haunting"
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