Euripides (c. 480-406 B.C.E.) is the author of eighteen extant plays and many more only surviving in fragments. He is the youngest of the three great Athenian tragedians with Aeschylus and Sophocles.
Hippolytus, bastard son of Theseus and the Amazon Hippolyta, has sworn chaste allegiance to the goddess Artemis, thus severely offending the goddess Aphrodite by failing to revere her. Aphrodite swears revenge and promises that he will die before the day is done, taking with him Queen Phaedra, wife of Theseus. Aphrodite sickens Phaedra with uncontrollable lust for Hippolytus, and when he vehemently spurns her, he sets in motion the events that will seal his doom.
Aphrodite - P J Morgan
Artemis - Linda Barrans
Hippolytus - Russell Gold
Phaidra -Erin Louttit
Nurse - Lee Ann Howlett
Theseus - John Burlinson
An Old Huntsman - Ron Altman
First huntsman/Messenger - Andy Harrington
Second huntsman - Alan Weyman
Third huntsman - Alan Weyman
Chorus leader - Jennifer Fournier
Chorus One - Leanne Yau
Chorus Two - Elizabeth Chambers
Narrator - Alan Weyman
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- Taylor Britton
pretty tragic stuff
geez that was pretty tragic stuff. i guess these were like the emo hbo shows of their time eh?
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- Anonymous User
Dear Audible, please acquire a different audiobook of this play. The acting in this version is abominable. It feels as if it's acted by college freshmen - the overacting is appalling. Made me cringe every time I listened to the story. I had to remind myself that it's the acting and not Euripides' plot that's terrible.
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Thank you so much! this was wonderful! The performance was so powerful and I was left feeling uplifted which, considering the subject matter, was incredibly surprising and I will be looking for more by these guys. Wow!