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Alcestis

Euripides

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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

Alcestis is the earliest surviving play by Euripides. Alcestis, the devoted wife of King Admetus, has agreed to die in his place, and at the beginning of the play she is close to death. In the first scene, Apollo argues with Thanatos (Death), asking to prolong Alcestis' life, but Thanatos refuses. Apollo leaves, but suggests that a man will come to Pherae who will save Alcestis. Euripides' play is perhaps the most unusual Greek drama ever written: a tragedy that is not a tragedy. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Admetus: Todd Alcestis/Chorus: Elizabeth Klett Pheres: Bruce Pirie Little Boy: Lyn Silva Manservant: bala Handmaid: Arielle Lipshaw Heracles: mb Apollo: Libby Gohn Thanatos: engineerdst Chorus Leader: Caprisha Page Narrator: David Lawrence Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

1h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

37:54