Ion by W.S. Di Piero
(Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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Ion written by legendary Athenian playwright Euripides is widely considered to be one of the top Greek tragedies of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Ion is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Euripides is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books America and beautifully produced, Ion would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.
 

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Euripides, the youngest of the three great Athenian playwrights, is thought to have written about ninety-two plays, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play have survived. W. S. Di Piero was born in South Philadelphia in 1945. He is the author of eight previous books of poetry, as well as three volumes of translation from the Italian. He writes about art for the "San Diego Reader" and has published three collections of essays and criticism on art, literature, and personal experience. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Lila Wallace– Reader’ s Digest Writers’ Award. He lives in San Francisco. RUSH REHM is associate professor of Drama and Classics at Stanford University and the author of several books, including most recently The Play of Space: Spatial Transformation in Greek Tragedy (2002).
 
Published June 17, 2004 by Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 88 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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Imagine a Big Bang theory of drama where all stories are expansive retellings of a small, explosive canon of ancient tales. Ion is one particle of such a central core. Written about 2400 years ago and

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And when the grieving mother, Kreousa, says of her only child, ""He's dead, exposed to wild beasts,"" it is no mistake to remember Meryl Streep in A Cry in the Dark, bemoaning, ""Dingoes ate my baby."" The text is supported by keen annotations.

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This production, directed by David Dynak, was a self-consciously postmodern attempt to make Greek theatre both accessible and engaging through a pastiche of contemporary music and dance, a set and costumes evoking pop culture, and an ironic and emotionally distanced acting style.

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