The Cure at TroyThe Cure at Troy



Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles's Philoctetes tells of the wounded hero marooned upon an island by the Greeks during the Siege of Troy.

Author: Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles's Philoctetes tells of the wounded hero marooned upon an island by the Greeks during the Siege of Troy. As the conflict comes to a climax, the Greeks begin to realise they cannot win the Trojan war without Philoctetes's invincible bow, and turn back to seek his help. The Cure at Troy dramatises the conflict between personal integrity and political expediency, and explores ways in which the victims of injustice can become as devoted to the contemplation of their wounds as the perpetrators are to the justification of their system. Responsive to the Greek playwright's understanding of the relations between public and private morality, The Cure at Troy is a sharp, fast-paced retelling of the Greek original, shot through with Heaney's own Irish speech and context. History says, Don't hope On this side of the grave. But then, once in a lifetime The longed-for tidal wave Of justice can rise up, And hope and history rhyme.

Theatre RecordTheatre Record



The Cure at Troy an answer to the title of their intruding in Lizzie ' s abode . play ,
but it ' s obvious to the The play is partly hampered JEWISH CHRONICLE But
Who Killed Mr Drum ? audience all along . The sysby the script ' s artificial banter
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Theatre StuffTheatre Stuff



... Irish Theatre Arts Council of Ireland Eamonn Jordan. Unionism and Utopia :
Seamus Heaney ' s The Cure at Troy Terry Eagleton * One evening in November
1990 the city of Belfast witnessed a mildly ephochal moment of theatrical history .

Author: Arts Council of Ireland

Publisher: Peter Lang

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Irish theatre has never been so successful, yet at the same time never more in need of rigorous evaluation. Many of the plays by Brian Friel, Thomas Murphy, Thomas Kilroy, Frank McGuinness, Anne Devlin, Sebastian Barry, Conor McPherson, Martin McDonagh (London-Irish), Marina Carr, Billy Roche and Marie Jones have been critically acclaimed and won substantial awards. In addition, Irish directors, designers, actors and administrators have worked at some of the best theatres in the world and with some of the most talented professionals available. In this comprehensive collection of essays, playwrights, directors, journalists, theatre practitioners, critics and academics, from many different countries and backgrounds, give their perceptive points of view. Each contributor takes an approach which is passionate, idiosyncratic, astute, provocative and refreshing. All of the writing, in one way or another, hints at the demands, magic, urgency and ephemeral qualities of good theatre. This extremely valuable collection of accessible essays will promote discussion and is a timely and welcome addition to the critical debate on Irish drama.

London Theatre RecordLondon Theatre Record



This was the pretion into coded messages for a Irish border , Field Day has
promiere of Seamus Heaney ' s first blind , bitter land . such a piece , the angel
and the duced Seamus Heaney ' s new verplay , The Cure At Troy , his This can
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Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney



Heaney ' s comments on The Cure at Troy run throughout this article . Heaney
mentions “ the many potential political allegories ” and comments that he had first
considered translating Aeschylus ' s Oresteia . The article identifies one of the ...

Author: Michael J. Durkan

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN: UOM:49015002381615

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A comprehensive list of criticism of the Irish poet who is probably the most widely ready contemporary poet in the English language. Includes books, doctoral dissertations, essays in books, journal articles and reviews, newspaper stories and reviews, and interviews. Ranges from the publication of his first collection in 1965 through 1993. Excludes short mentions that contain no information or opinion, and trivial, unscholarly items. Indexed only by name and title. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

SophoclesSophocles



... discussed in this chapter ( Heiner Müller ' s Philoktet , Seamus Heaney ' s The
Cure at Troy , and Derek Walcott ' s Omeros ) is provided by Taplin , ' Sophocles '
Philoctetes , Seamus Heaney ' s , and Some Other Recent Half - Rhymes ' . 5 .

Author: Hanna M. Roisman

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

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Sophocles' Philoctetes is an extraordinarily timely and timeless play. After having cynically abandoned the hero Philoctetes on a deserted island some ten years earlier, the wily Odysseus strives to lure him to join the Greek forces in their war against Troy. The play dramatizes the suffering and rage of Philoctetes and the moral and emotional development of Odysseus' assistant, the young Neoptolemus. This is an introduction to the play for students and lay readers. The well focused chapters on Greek theatre and performance, the mythical background, and the literary, intellectual, and political context illuminate the issues with which the play grapples. Its persuasive analyses of the characters and plot shed light on the play's complexities and ambiguities, making Sophocles' great play more accessible, enjoyable, and meaningful to modern readers.

Druids Dudes and Beauty QueensDruids Dudes and Beauty Queens



115 Like so many other plays to have emerged from the Trouble , The Cure at
Troy treats the opposition between the aspirations and actions of people and the
countervailing flow of history – regarded , significantly ( and perhaps suspiciously
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Author: Dermot Bolger

Publisher: New Island Books

ISBN: UOM:39015054282549

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The current state of theatre in Ireland has never been better. A relatively young playwright, Marina Carr, was recently chosen by a select committee in Ireland as one of Ireland's ten best living writers, along with two other dramatists, Brian Friel and Tom Murphy. Add these to the names of other fine dramatists such as Martin McDonagh, Thomas Kilroy, John B. Keane, Hugh Leonard, Eugene McCabe, and Jim Nolan, and it's clear to see that the state of Irish theatre today is strong. This collection of essays is a unique exploration of this topic. With contributions from seventeen of Ireland's leading cultural critics and authorities on theatre, this is one of the most important books to be published on Irish theatre for years. Included are pieces by Colm Toibin on Billy Roche; John Waters on Martin McDonagh; Ben Barnes on the Abbey; pieces on Irish theatre in the North, New York, and France; Donal O'Kelly; Irish women playwrights; Brian Friel; and Irish language theatre.

News from NowhereNews from Nowhere



But in The Cure at Troy one allegory is struggling to get out of another , and this is
the figure of Philoctetes as poète maudit . The trope of the doomed , marooned ,
mysteriously emasculated artist has of course a complex Romantic history ...

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American TheatreAmerican Theatre



The least expected one surfaced directed by actor Stephen Rea ) , in an
unanticipated announcement made in Woronicz first stumbled across June ,
during the premiere weekend of OSF ' s The Cure at Troy in script form 1995
summer season ...

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EbcEbc



I heard the voice of Hercules in my head . CHORUS ( Ritually clamant , as
HERCULES ) I have opened the closed road ... ( 78 ) PHILOCTETES It's as if a
thing I knew and had forgotten Came back completely clear . I can see The cure
at Troy .

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The Body and Desire in Contemporary Irish PoetryThe Body and Desire in Contemporary Irish Poetry



One can trace a line of translations form within individual books of poetry , since
Field Work , through to individual works themselves : Sweeney Astray , Beowulf ,
The Cure at Troy and now The Burial at Thebes . As is increasingly the case in ...

Author: Irene Gilsenan Nordin

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The essays in this collection deal with contemporary Irish poetry and the question of the desiring body as a cultural and historical product, a biological entity and a psycho-sexual construction, and not least as an existential being. Drawing upon the literary theories of, among others, the French post-structuralists, the psychoanalytic theories of Lacan and Kristeva, the philosophies of Merleau-Ponty and Levinas, and feminist philosophers, such as Donna Haraway and Susan Bordo. The contributors explore how contemporary Irish poets, both male and female, give expression to what might be termed a reassessment of material experience. With their various approaches they address the various ways in which the body can be seen as an agent of empowerment and change in the work of Eavan Boland, Ciaran Carson, Mary Dorcey, Seamus Heaney, Rita Ann Higgins, Thomas Kinsella, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, Medbh McGuckian, Paula Meehan, John Montague, Paul Muldoon, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.

tudes irlandaises tudes irlandaises



The obstrusively overt references to contemporary events in Northern Ireland
constitute an artistic imbalance which is both untoward and unnecessary » , Colin
Meir , « Irish Poetic Drama : Seamus Heaney ' s The Cure at Troy » in Studies on
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ArionArion



Just for the Thrill : Sycophantizing Aristotle's Poetics . Choruses from THE CURE
AT TROY , Seamus Heaney . ( poetry / translation ) 2 Classics and Contemporary
Criticism , Daniel L. Selden . Classics and Anthropology , James Redfield .

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FortnightFortnight



CULTURE The new Field Day production , The Cure at Troy , which goes on tour
this month , is a version of Sophocles ' Philoctetes , written by Seamus Heaney .
Fortnight's theatre critic , JOHN KEYES , interviewed Heaney in Dublin about ...

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Twentieth century Irish DramaTwentieth century Irish Drama



In another version of a classical text , Heaney ' s The Cure at Troy , the Field Day
production in 1990 , the impetus of Friel ' s Translations is once again registered .
In a review of Friel ' s play for the TLS ( 24 October 1980 ) Heaney had related ...

Author: Christopher Murray

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019775787

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The Irish Dramatic Movement gave to the world major playwrights such as Yeats, Synge, Lady Gregory, O'Casey and Beckett, while in more recent times the international stage has come to appreciate the talents of a new generation of Irish playwrights, including Brian Friel, Sebastian Barry, and Marina Cart. Preoccupied with questions of identity and national self-realization, it was only after the achievement of independence in 1922 that the theater assumed a more critical, analytic, and demythologizing role in society. It retained, however, the notion of a dynamic, of a system of beliefs open to wider possibilities than the established ideology fostered and controlled, keeping alive the idea of cultural revolt and renewal. Thus Irish drama owes its imaginative power to both its energetic involvement with cultural transformations, as well as to more acceptable modes of representation and critique. Twentieth Century Irish Drama provides a perfect overview of a nation's theater read in light of a nation's struggle toward self-definition. Mediating between history and the troubled relationship between politics and art, the book attempts to do justice to the enabling and mirroring preoccupations of Irish drama.

Translating Words Translating CulturesTranslating Words Translating Cultures



The Cure at Troy, p. 77 'Hope and history rhyme' has become almost a cultural
cliche since its appropriation by newspaper headlines at the time of the Good
Friday Agreement (Belfast 1998). Critics have pointed out the ambivalent
relationship ...

Author: Lorna Hardwick

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106015262246

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Examines the literary and cultural environment underlying various kinds of translations