Hecuba, adapted from Euripides

As the fires that burned Troy smolder, the once-proud and regal Queen Hecuba finds herself homeless, widowed and enslaved by the Greek conquerors. In the hours before she is to sail to Greece in chains she discovers that two of her surviving children will pay the blood debt of war with their lives.

Left with nothing to lose but a hopeless life that is no longer her own, she commits an act of vengeance that is shocking in its violence, yet asserts all that is left of her humanity. This English adaptation of Euripides' classic play is in rhymed verse to create a close approximation of the rhythms and poetry of the original Greek text.

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Brian Vinero, adapted from Euripides