'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.'
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