The PlayFinder™

Select All for keyword searches.

Search by title, author, ISBN, type

of play, and cast breakdown.

Type of Play

MenWomenTotal Cast

Hecuba - ePublication

$8.00
Qty:
Marina Carr
Full Length, Greek Tragedy
6 men, 8 women, 3 boys (doubling, flexible casting)
Total Cast: 17, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3520-0
FEE: $100 per performance.

FORMAT:

DPS ePlays are intended for reading on your computer, tablet or mobile device and cannot be printed.

This ePlay is available in the ePub format. ePlays may be transferred to supported eReader devices, including the B&N Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo eReader, and many others. ePlays are also compatible with Android tablets and smartphones, the iPad, iPhone, and other mobile devices through the use of free eReader apps. ePlays are not compatible with the Amazon Kindle. Please note that ePlays are intended for reading onscreen and may not be printed. Before purchasing an ePlay, review our ePlays page for more information.

ePlays are available for purchase with a credit card only. Adding an ePlay to your shopping cart will require that all items in your cart be purchased by credit card. For this reason items that you wish to order on account or by PO must be ordered separately from ePlays.
THE STORY: Troy has fallen. It’s the end of war and the beginning of something else. Something worse. As the cries die down after the final battle, there are reckonings to be made. Humiliated by her defeat and imprisoned by the charismatic victor Agamemnon, the great queen Hecuba must wash the blood of her buried sons from her hands and lead her daughters forward into a world they no longer recognize. Agamemnon has slaughtered his own daughter to win this war. But now another sacrifice is demanded…In a world where human instinct has been ravaged by violence, is everything as it seems in the hearts of the winners and those they have defeated?
“Marina Carr’s [play is] clearly intended as a corrective to Euripides, who portrays Hecuba as an enraged avenger. The result is eloquent and intelligent…” —The Guardian (UK). “The Irish dramatist Marina Carr contends…that, in general, Western culture has been too hard-eyed about the woman who was its queen when Troy so hideously collapsed. She offers a counterbalance to the ‘bad press’ Hecuba has copped (with Euripides transforming her into a scheming wild dog of revenge for the atrocities she suffered) in this beautiful, terrifying, almost uncannily eloquent play.” —The Independent (London). “Carr has imbued the characters’ rhetoric with passion and a brisk immediacy.” —Evening Standard (London). “Marina Carr’s stunning new version…teases out the barbaric aftermath of the fall of Troy, while also presenting it as a metaphor for the modern day plight of those dispossessed by warfare—especially women and children.…unusual and challenging…” —The Stage.