This contemporary retelling of Euripides’ The Bacchae — the last extant Greek tragedy — relates the classic myth of the god Dionysus with the playful yet dangerous lyricism of the original. Dionysus, son of Zeus and god of wine and dance, returns to his native city of Thebes. While the city’s women are enchanted by his powers, Pentheus, King of Thebes, is determined to end their revelry. But destiny wills otherwise, and a horrific nightmare unfolds. Exquisite illustrations heighten the aesthetic appeal of this beautiful handcrafted book.

 

The book is handmade and silkscreen-printed on paper recycled from cotton waste. 

 

Hardcover

280 × 210 mm

28 pages

Euripides' The Bacchae

$60.00Price
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