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Healing Wounds from Sociopolitical War Through Ancient Greek Plays

the theater of war, BookThe new book of author, director, and translator Bryan Doerries, entitled “The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today,” was published by Alfred A. Knopf on September 22, 2015, with the aim to initiate conversations about the visible and invisible wounds of war helping individuals and communities heal.

Bryan Doerries
Bryan Doerries

Through his new powerful yet intimate book, classicist and theatrical director Bryan Doerries masterfully revives ancient Greek plays to comfort the afflicted of our modern-day societies.
His writing masterpiece brings out human suffering, while it explores pressing political and social concerns, promising, through, a redemptive and therapeutic catharsis by the end of the whole reading process.
The Theater Of War, BookAddicts, hurricane and tornado survivors, current and returned soldiers, and a wide range of other people suffering moral and psychological struggles are some of the countless audiences that can benefit from the ancient Greek tragedies’ comforting powers that are reintroduced inside Bryan Doerries’ new masterpiece.
“In his approach to tragedy, Doerries has found the way to remove out-of-date barriers and clean the outer crust of language with fresh words so that the essential can appear once more,” one of the newly-released book’s critics reads referring to Doerries’ impressive talent to translate enduring truths from the ancient Greek in contemporary English language.
The Theater of War:
What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today
By Bryan Doerries
284 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $26.95 (€23.74)

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