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The Trojan Women (Murray Translation)

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(4,385 Sterne; 13 Bewertungen)

Euripides' play follows the fates of the women of Troy after their city has been sacked, their husbands killed, and as their remaining families are about to be taken away as slaves. However, it begins first with the gods Athena and Poseidon discussing ways to punish the Greek armies because they condoned Ajax the Lesser for dragging Cassandra away from Athena's temple. What follows shows how much the Trojan women have suffered as their grief is compounded when the Greeks dole out additional deaths and divide their shares of women. This translation by Gilbert Murray was published in 1915. (Summary by Wikipedia and Elizabeth Klett)

Poseidon: Martin Geeson
Pallas Athena: Sweetlilbirdy
Hecuba: Ruth Golding
Chorus leader: Ransom
Chorus 2: Kelseigh
Chorus 3: Jessamy Gloor
Chorus 4: Leni
Chorus 5: Michele McNeal
Chorus 6: Elizabeth Klett
Talthybius: Don Stirno
Cassandra: Lucy Perry
Andromache: Elizabeth Klett
Menelaus: Bellona Times
Helen: Arielle Lipshaw
Narrator: David Lawrence

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett (1 hr 42 min)


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Strong narrations of Hecuba, Andromache & Cassandra

(5 Sterne)

Well-written and immensely sad. Preferred the first half: it was a dream to listen to Ruth Golding and Elizabeth Klett, interacting as Hecuba and Andromache! Lucy Perry as Cassandra was wonderful too. Appreciate the clarity provided by the narrators overall.

lovelt listen

(4 Sterne)

thank you to all contributors! the only thing that could possibly improve it was mics.

great play

(5 Sterne)

great play well read by the different cast members