The Athens Epidaurus Festival theatre book series was successfully launched this year in collaboration with Nefeli Publishing. The series includes bilingual editions of the four original Greek plays that were included in the Contemporary Ancients Cycle, inspired by Ancient Greek Drama and commissioned by the Festival to be presented at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus: Vangelis Hatziyannidis’ The House With the Snakes, after Sophocles’ Trachiniae; Alexandra K*’s milk, blood, after Euripides’ Medea; Yannis Mavritsakis’ Carnage, after Euripides’ The Bacchae; and Amanda Michalopoulou’s Phaedra on Fire, after Euripides’ Hippolytus. Furthermore, the published texts of three plays staged at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus are featured in the series: Aristophanes’ The Frogs, translated by Nikos A. Panagiotopoulos, with an introduction and a complete list of previous stage productions by Agis Marinis; Sophocles’ TRACKERS, an annotated edition with a free verse translation by Emmanouil David and an introduction by Stavros Tsitsiridis; and Maja Zade’s ödipus, inspired by Sophocles’ classic Oedipus Rex, translated into Greek by Giannis Kalifatidis.
Publication design: Periklis Douvitsas / Cover design: Dimitris Papazoglou
Athens Epidaurus Festival Publications editor: Dimitra Kondylaki