In her version of Hecuba
, the widowed Trojan queen dealing with the aftermath of war is not the brutal, violent woman portrayed in the original story by Euripides but instead a strong-willed, dignified (and terrified) woman who will do anything to save her children.
rom left, Queen Anne, the second new play to premiere at The Swan; The return of Wendy and Peter Pan and Hecuba
, all wonderful treats instore for theatre lovers at the RSC during the winter season
will have ceded all these delights for nothing, for Hecuba
, as Hamlet
Denethor then takes his fevered son to the Tombs, where he places him on a pyre and intends to set fire to their bodies together, thus collapsing the Trojan roles of both Oenone and Hecuba
at Paris' death: "He lies within," Denethor tells Gandalf, "burning, already burning.
While the Thracian Chersonese is the setting of Euripides' tragedy Hecuba
(lines 6-9), the location has no reality in the Homeric context, nor in Offenbach.
According to the circumstances, the orator assigned to commemorate a woman's situation could draw analogies to the beauty of Helen or Aphrodite, the lamentations of the Trojan Hecuba
, the valor and dedication of Spartan mothers, or the protectiveness of Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi (Wyatt-Brown, Southern 93).
Their topics include performing the name in Sophocles' Electra, the Persian War Tetralogy of Aeschylus, Astrateia and Lipostration on the Attic comic stage, law and spectacle in Euripides' Hecuba
, and Athenian drama and democratic political culture.
As Bremer reported, Hosmer was fully engaged in working on her statues Hecuba
, Daphne, Sleeping Girl, and Puck.
In his dedicatory letter to the Earl of Pembroke, Heywood compares his task of rendering Seneca's play into English to Erasmus's achievement in translating Euripides' Hecuba
and Iphigenia into Latin.
I have acted in the Yeats version of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, I have directed the Frank McGuinness version of Euripides' Hecuba
, and I have devoted considerable critical attention to Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes, aptly named The Cure At Troy.
Cassandra, in Greek mythology, was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba
As the player notes, even the gods who rarely are moved by the human drama would have been affected by the cries of Hecuba