Title

The Trojan Women

Year of production

2006

Neighborhood

Des Plaines

Director(s)

Mary Ringstad

Theater company/group

Oakton Community College

Theater company type

Academic

Play author (as advertised)

Euripides

Primary ancient source

Euripides

Translator(s)

Nicholas Rudall

Language(s)

English

Performative genre(s)

Play

Notes

When it debuted in 415 B.C., The Trojan Women presented an obvious commentary on the absurdity of armed conflict – specifically the savagery of Greek warriors during the Peloponnesian War. The play follows the women of Troy who, after their husbands are murdered and their city destroyed, are forced into a life of slavery. Euripides’ original anti-war drama exhibits both compassion for the suffering of war’s victims and contempt for the arrogance of its victors. This modern translation is by University of Chicago professor Nicholas Rudall, founding director of Chicago’s Court Theatre.

Source(s) of information

http://www.thisisoakton.net/about/thearts/performing_arts_center/past_seasons/season0607.php