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Most translations have lost their bite after 20 or 30 years. After fully 60 years Roy Pascal's translation of Goethe's verse drama Iphigenia in Tauris miraculously hasn't. It was used for two productions on the BBC's Third Programme in 1954 and 1966, but now appears for the first time in print. Martin Swales writes in his Preface: "This translation is a matchless example of German poetry rendered into English by a master. It is remarkable for its immediacy and urgency. It could have been written today." Goethe's version of the Iphigenia-Orestes legend has much to say to our time. The female identity of the central character is crucial. By her own unaided human efforts Agamemnon's daughter Iphigenia breaks the endless cycle of bloodletting of the Tantalid curse, saving the life of her brother Orestes who has murdered his mother because she murdered his father.

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Series Angel Classics Title Iphigenia in Tauris
Subject German Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date November 2014 Authors J W von Goethe / Roy Pascal
Binding Paperback Pages 108
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 150
ESB Code 55805 ISBN 9780946162796
Inspection Copy No Delivery In Stock - will be despatched next business day
  Price £9.95

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