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Murray's translations of Greek tragedy unlocked the gates of commercial theatre to its performance-and its performance in verse-on both side of the Atlantic, bringing to the project his personal prestige as holder of the Regius Chair of Greek at Oxford (from 1908) and as editor of all the plays of Euripides in the Oxford Classical Text series. His translations laid down the standard by which public and scholar alike have viewed Greek drama for the last hundred years. Scholar he certainly was, but was also a humanitarian liberal, who saw contemporary resonances of Trojan Women in the Boer War and of Medea in the suffragette movement; and his keen instinct for the theatre was deferred to alike by actors (Sibyl Thorndike), directors (Granville Barker) and fellow playwrights (George Bernard Shaw). His was the voice that had something wonderful to say and that could not be ignored. The volume contains his versions of Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, The Trojan Women and Bacchae, along with his own penetrating introductions and notes designed to guide the reader to Murray's own distinctive view of each play. Morwood's new Introduction to the volume sets the translations in their context; and an Appendix gives the (hitherto unpublished) parody of them written by Murray's friend and former pupil Maurice Bowra.

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In the story of the reception of Greek tragedy throughout the English-speaking world, Murray is a figure of immense importance. He unlocked the gates of commercial theatre to its performance - and its performance in verse - on both sides of the Atlantic, bringing to the project his enormous personal prestige, especially after his election to the Regius Chair of Greek at Oxford (1908).His Oxford Classical Text of all the complete plays of Euripides lent scholarly weight to his theatrical enterprise; for, passionate though he was about communicating Greek culture to the widest possible public (by the 1920s over a quarter of a million copies of the translations had been sold), he could never be written off as a mere popularizer. Most significant of all, he laid down in the early years of the twentieth century the terms on which scholar and public alike have viewed Greek drama throughout its course and into the twenty-first. It was Murray who insisted, from the pulpit of the popular stage, on the politi

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Gilbert Murray was a British classical scholar; born 1866 in Sidney, Australia; died 1957. In 1908 Murray was appointed regius professor of Greek at Oxford. He is best known as a Greek scholar and especially as a translator of Greek drama. His translations were rendered in heroic rhymes to preserve the rhythm of the originals. James Morwood is Dean of Wadham College, Oxford, translator of eleven of Euripides' plays in the World Classics Series, author of numerous Greek and Latin language books and of The Life and Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1985). James Morwood is Dean of Wadham College, Oxford, translator of eleven of Euripides' plays in the World Classics Series, author of numerous Greek and Latin language books and of The Life and Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1985).

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