The Bacchae Essay

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In this positive review, the critic praises a 1930 British production of Euripides's play, noting the strength of the chorus and the director's faithfulness to the original play text.

Cambridge has broken new ground in producing the Bacchae. Of Euripides the Ion was produced forty years ago and the Iphigenia in Tauris a little later, and now with admirable enterprise the finest, to many minds, and assuredly the most difficult of his plays to appraise and explain has been performed, for the first time, so far as we know, for many centuries. The executors of Euripides produced it just after his death, and it was acted in Athens and elsewhere for a time. Pagan and Christian writers have borrowed from it at all times since then. There is little here of "Euripides the human" or of "the touches of things common till they rose to touch the spheres," that...

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