Heaney's version is easy to read and understand. A truly terrific tale of tragedy, heartbreak, and honour. I really enjoyed reading and studying this play and would recommend it to anyone looking for a moving play to read. It's short and quick and one i'll be rereading.
A year ago I would have laughed heartily and long if anyone had told me I'd give one of the Classics A 5 star review.
It is one of the book's on the Open University AA100 The Arts past and present module, and I had been ambivalent at best, so when my Amazon package arrived I just thought it would be a quick flick through. How wrong could one girl be?
From the first word I was hooked. Seamus Heaney has done the most excellent job of making this Classic readable, and more importantly understandable and interesting.
I can't wait to get a deeper understanding of the text as my course goes on.
Okay, this isn't the sort of thing I usually read since I'm not really into this sort of stuff - but given I had a choice of two essays for a University assignment, I much preferred the option that requires me to read this text. I was afraid that I'd struggle with understanding in fairness but I'm amazed by how simple Heany has made it to understand. Plus, it's turning out to not be a bad read (I put it down to share my thoughts here.) I'll consider this my something new for the day - and I don't regret it. Pick it up. You too may be pleasantly surprised.