Welcome to Thebes

Welcome to Thebes He put this gun into my hand and made me human once again Faced with an impoverished population a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army the first democratic president of Thebes Eurydice pro

  • Title: Welcome to Thebes
  • Author: Moira Buffini
  • ISBN: 9780571258734
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • He put this gun into my hand and made me human once again.Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn t stand a chance But Theseus is arrogant, mercurial and motHe put this gun into my hand and made me human once again.Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn t stand a chance But Theseus is arrogant, mercurial and motivated by profit A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection The body of the former dictator lies unburied.Set in the present day but inspired by ancient myth, Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world s richest and the world s poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.Moira Buffini s Welcome to Thebes premiered at the National Theatre, London, in June 2010.

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    1. Wow. Wow, wow. This is now my favourite version of Antigone. Such a harrowing experience, black vs white, ‘civilisation’ vs war-torn horror.

    2. I absolutely love this play. I had the very good fortune to see it in its premier season at the National Theatre in London, which was a spectacular performance. I will also definitely be writing about this play in my dissertation.Buffini's play is set in a 20th century Thebes just after the end of the civil war between the sons of Oedipus--recounted or discussed in a number of Greek plays, such as Antigone or Seven Against Thebes. Telling an essentially postcolonial story, this play focuses on t [...]

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