The Bacchae

The Bacchae was not only the last and greatest of Euripides' tragedies, it was very close to the last of the great Greek tragedies. The story of the play is in part about this cultural dissolution in Athens. It is also about the theatre itself, and how a sane society needs strong, intelligent theatre to survive. Herbert Golder has turned an ancient play into a new one, one as potent for and applicable to our times as Euripedes' own.