Robert Emmet Meagher

Robert Emmet Meagher Robert Emmet Meagher is professor of humanities at Hampshire College. He received a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MA from the University of Chicago. Meagher has won critical acclaim from actors, directors, and scholars who have commissioned, read and performed his translations of ancient Greek plays in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. Meagher has taught literature, drama, epic, comparative religion, theology, and philosophy as a visiting professor, a guest lecturer, and a full-time professor. Meagher is the translator of Euripides: Bakkhai (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1995), Euripides: Hekabe (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1995), Aeschylus: Seven Against Thebes (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1996), Euripides: Iphigenia at Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1993), and Euripides: Helen (University of Massachusetts Press, 1986); Meagher is the author of The Essential Euripides: Dancing in Dark Times (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002), The Meaning of Helen: In Search of an Ancient Icon (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2001), Mortal Vision: The Wisdom of Euripides (St. Martin's Press, 1989), and Helen: Myth, Legend, and the Culture of Misogyny (Continuum Pub., 1995).

Robert Emmet Meagher's Books

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  • Euripides: Bakkhai

    Translator: Robert Emmet Meagher
    Product Code: 2859
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-285-3

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    Eurpides' Bakkhai presents the inner conflict between the untamed, irrational side of man, represented by the god Dionysos, and the rational side, represented by the god Apollo. Dionysos, whose mortal mother Semele was impregnated, then incinerated by Zeus, returns to his home city of Thebes to reveal himself and to claim his rightful dominion. This ancient Greek play also foreshadows the New Testament treatment of Christ, especialy his interchange with Pilate. Originally commissioned for a London theater group, Robert Emmet Meagher's translation made its American debut at the Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO.