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Adaptation of The Trojan Women Euripides , 415 BCE single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Women of Troy
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'Troy is a ruin. The men are dead, most of the children are dead and the surviving women are herded behind wire, awaiting transportation or (hopefully) death. Hecuba, their Queen, awaits her uncertain future haunted by memories, visions and prophecies.

'In a series of hallucinogenic episodes she is visited by her mad, blind daughter Cassandra; her grieving daughter-in-law Andromache and the woman who triggered the whole catastrophe, Helen.

'One of the most powerful and compelling anti-war plays ever written, Euripides' tragedy reels with the consequences of destruction.'

Sydney Theatre Company website, http://sydneytheatre.com.au/
Sighted: 25/03/2009

Production Details

  • Produced by the Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf 1, 22 September to 26 October 2008. Director: Barrie Kosky.

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First known date: 2008
Notes:
Barrie Kosky was nominated for 'Best Direction of a Play' in the 2009 Helpmann Awards for his direction of 'Women of Troy'.

Works about this Work

Theatre That Messes with Your Mind John McCallum , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 November 2010; (p. 20)
'Australian theatre now has all the tools in place to move on but it is stuck in the last century. Many of the old restrictions and divisions have been broken down, the talent and new techniques are in place, but its not on the road yet. Is part of the problem the audience?' Source: www.belvoir.com.au/ (Sighted 30/11/2010).
Abjected Arcadias : Images of Classical Greece and Rome in Barrie Kosky's Oedipus, The Lost Echo and The Women of Troy Adrian Kiernander , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 56 2010; (p. 109-116)
Ferocious Women Dominate Theatre Awards Matthew Clayfield , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 January 2009; (p. 3)
An Award Fit for a Queen as Tragedy Rules the Night Joyce Morgan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 January 2009; (p. 3)
War and Caprice, Kosky-Style Bryce Hallett , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 September 2008; (p. 13)
A Trojan Horse for Modern Ills Cameron Woodhead , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 November 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of The Women of Troy Tom Wright , 2008 single work drama
War in All Its Horror Alex Lalak , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 7 October 2008; (p. 39)

— Review of The Women of Troy Tom Wright , 2008 single work drama
A Searing Indictment of War Jo Litson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Telegraph , 5 October 2008; (p. 107)

— Review of The Women of Troy Tom Wright , 2008 single work drama
Tragedy Pulls No Punches Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 September 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of The Women of Troy Tom Wright , 2008 single work drama
Horrors Leavened by Song John McCallum , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 September 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of The Women of Troy Tom Wright , 2008 single work drama
An Award Fit for a Queen as Tragedy Rules the Night Joyce Morgan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 January 2009; (p. 3)
Ferocious Women Dominate Theatre Awards Matthew Clayfield , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 January 2009; (p. 3)
She's Just Mad about Barrie Robin Usher , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 November 2008; (p. 17)
A Nightmare by Glaring Torturer's Light Peter Craven , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 November 2008; (p. 18)
Hell in Troy Harbant Gill , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Herald Sun , 4 November 2008; (p. 62)

Awards

2009 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Play Nominated for the 2008 Sydney Theatre Company / Malthouse Theatre production
2009 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2008 nominated Theatre - Companies Nominated for the 2008 Sydney Theatre Company / Malthouse Theatre production
2008 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Mainstage Production
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