Jan 27, 2022

The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes

The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes By {author, [PDF] Read ✓ The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes : by Seamus Heaney [PDF] Read ✓ The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes : by Seamus Heaney - The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes, The Cure at Troy A Version of Sophocles Philoctetes The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaneys version of Sophocles Philoctetes Written in the fifth century BC this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero Philoctetes whom the Greeks

  • Publisher‏:‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 28, 2014)
  • Publication date‏:‎ January 28, 2014
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 713 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 100 pages
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The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes

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  1. I had not heard of the great Seamus Heaney s adaptation of Sophocles Philoctetes until the choral poem on page 77 78 was recited at the Inaugural Celebration of America, with an introductory note that this was one of President Biden s favorite poems As an old student and teacher of Greek Drama and of Heaney s poems , I bought this one immediately The book is a version an adaptation of Sophocles play, following the tale and the characters closely enough to warrant kudos, and it has some places wh [...]



  2. This book is a great way to dip your toes into the warm waters of Heaney From The Chorus to Neoptolemus to Odysseus to Philoctetes, Heaney brings to life this story.


  3. This lesser known play by Sophocles is well translated by Heaney, as can be expected The tragic suffering at its center, as well as the questioning of what it means to take a moral stand both to fail and gain a measure of success are troubling The play needs to be read closely and doesn t reveal itself as explictily as Sophocles other masterpieces.



  4. I saw the Cure at Troy at the American Players Theater in Spring Green, WI this September and fell in love I ve been a Heaney fan for years and the power and deceptive simplicity of his poetry comes through in his re write of Sophocles Philoctetes I was so moved that I taught it instead of Julius Cesar in my 10th Grade English class And I m so glad I did Students were hit head on by the language Instantly inside the story, they then could live in the moral dilemma fully and really wrestle with t [...]




  5. The Cure at Troy is similar to other great Heaney translations like Beowulf, The Burial at Thebes and Aeneid Book VI It is his version of Sophocles Greek play,Philoctetes, which is set during the Trojan War Philoctetes was abandoned on a desert island by Odysseus and the Greeks ten years earlier after he had his foot bitten by a snake This wound caused him to go into noisy spasms of pain and it emitted a foul smell However he was abandoned with Hercules magical bow and arrow A seer has told Odys [...]


  6. Like everything Heaney did in this field, this is simply outstanding I can t recommend it too highly.


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