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This is a translation I am working on, based on multiple translations from the Greek. It’s a work in progress; here are two of the three scenes which I have thus far completed. For the most part I’ve used iambic pentameter, probably not what Euripides used but perhaps closer for our ears. The Messenger, however, speaks (after his first three lines) in casual contemporary prose.

I have incorporated lines from TS Eliot’s The Waste Land and Sweeney Among the Nightingales. These will be read by an off-stage voice, or by a visible actor who remains outside the action.

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