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The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes Paperback – December 4, 1991
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“A purifying play, in the great tradition of modern Irish drama: think of Synge's Playboy of the Western World, O'Casey's early work, or even some of Yeats's Cuchulain plays.” ―John Peters, The Sunday Times (London)
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Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include Opened Ground, Electric Light, Beowulf, The Spirit Level, District and Circle, and Finders Keepers. Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats."
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The story of a man with justified, entrenched anger who will not budge from his stable, injured position speaks to adolescents as much as it speaks to the senators on Capitol Hill. So what to do? What to hope for? Seamus Heaney gives us poetry: words that can help us see beyond the walls of the present.
The poetic interpretation is beautiful and artful.