A Brief History of Helen of Troy

The title of the scene is read or projected: 'A Brief History of Helen of Troy in Four Parts – Part One'. Sudden bright spotlight on CHARLOTTE. She reads from a paper, as if giving a book report of some sort. CHARLOTTE: Um. My report is ...

Author: Mark Schultz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849438766

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Charlotte is fifteen and grieving over the loss of her beautiful mother. Her relationship with her father is put to the test as she discovers sex, ambition and 'beauty products'. Inspired by Euripides but with its sights set firmly on contemporary America, A Brief History of Helen of Troy is an unsettling examination of complacency culture and the politics of beauty.

A Brief History of Helen of Troy

Inspired by Euripides but with its sights set firmly on contemporary America, A Brief History of Helen of Troy is an unsettling examination of complacency culture and the politics of beauty.

Author: Mark Schultz

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781350262584

Category: Drama

Page: 86

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Charlotte is fifteen and grieving over the loss of her beautiful mother. Her relationship with her father is put to the test as she discovers sex, ambition and 'beauty products'. Inspired by Euripides but with its sights set firmly on contemporary America, A Brief History of Helen of Troy is an unsettling examination of complacency culture and the politics of beauty.

Everything Will be Different

THE STORY: Teenage Charlotte's beautiful mother is dead, and in the midst of her own grief and her father's unwillingness to cope, she turns for comfort to the story of Helen of Troy, convinced that beauty, desire and fame can help her ...

Author: Mark Schultz

Publisher: Dramatist's Play Service

ISBN: UCSC:32106018185949

Category: Drama

Page: 63

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THE STORY: Teenage Charlotte's beautiful mother is dead, and in the midst of her own grief and her father's unwillingness to cope, she turns for comfort to the story of Helen of Troy, convinced that beauty, desire and fame can help her bring her mo

Helen of Troy

Asked for the truth at the height of the confusion, Abby expostulates: “The truth is Helen of Troy! Helen of Troy!” The 15-year-old protagonist of Mark Schultz's play A Brief History of Helen of Troy (2005) feels similarly burdened by ...

Author: Laurie Maguire

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444308637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a comprehensive literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways in which her story has been told and retold in almost every century from the ancient world to the modern day. Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a woman who has wielded a great influence on Western cultural consciousness for more than three millennia Features a wide and diverse variety of literary sources, including epic, drama, novels, poems, film, comedy, and opera, and works by Homer, Euripides, Chaucer, Shakespeare Includes an analysis of a radio play by the prize-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and a Faust play by a contemporary Scottish playwright Explores themes such as narrative difficulties in portraying Helen, how legal history relates to her story, and how writers apportion blame or exculpate her Considers the aesthetic and narrative difficulties that ensue when literature translates myth

A Brief History of the Immortals of Non Hindu Civilizations

In ancient Greece, men and gods would go to war over a woman's beauty (remember Helen of Troy?), so Zeus, as the leader of the Olympic gods suspected that Aphrodite would cause a jealous stir among the gods as long as she remained ...

Author: Shri Bhagavatananda Guru

Publisher: Shri Bhagavatananda Guru

ISBN: 9789352064533

Category: History

Page: 337

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This book contains a complete analysis of the legendary myths of civilizations like Roman, Greek, Celtic, Arabian, British, Japanese and Chinese. From the stories of the Trojan war and adventures of Hercules, Perseus and Theseus to the stories of the White Snake and Battle of Red Cliffs, this book is about the mesmerizing past of our ancestors.

A Brief History of Misogyny

In The Iliad, the story of the siege of Troy Menelaus, the king of Sparta and Helen's husband, owes his throne to his wife. For Menelaus it is essential to get his wife back after she has eloped with Paris to Troy not just for her ...

Author: Jack Holland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780338842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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In this compelling, powerful book, highly respected writer and commentator Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's population by the other half, throughout history? The result takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through centuries, continents and civilizations as it looks at both historical and contemporary attitudes to women. Encompassing the Church, witch hunts, sexual theory, Nazism and pro-life campaigners, we arrive at today's developing world, where women are increasingly and disproportionately at risk because of radicalised religious belief, famine, war and disease. Well-informed and researched, highly readable and thought-provoking, this is a refreshingly straightforward investigation into an ancient, pervasive and enduring injustice. It deals with the fundamentals of human existence -- sex, love, violence -- that have shaped the lives of humans throughout history. The answer? It's time to recognize that the treatment of women amounts to nothing less than an abuse of human rights on an unthinkable scale. A Brief History of Misogyny is an important and timely book that will make a long-lasting contribution to the efforts to improve those rights throughout the world.

Helen of Troy

A noted historian reexamines the issue of the real Helen of Troy by delving into mythology, poetry, and art, and by examining the sparse shards of historical evidence for the possible reality of Helen's existence, tracing the fluid image of ...

Author: Bettany Hughes

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106017969459

Category: History

Page: 458

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A noted historian reexamines the issue of the real Helen of Troy by delving into mythology, poetry, and art, and by examining the sparse shards of historical evidence for the possible reality of Helen's existence, tracing the fluid image of Helen from ancient times to the present day. 60,000 first printing.

Brief History of Ancient Peoples

Venus had promised Paris , son of Priam , King of Troy , that if he would pronounce her the most beautiful of the goddesses , he should have for wife the handsomest woman of his time , Helen , wife of Menelaus , King of Sparta .

Author: Joel Dorman Steele

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105049339893

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 312

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A Brief History of Ancient Medi val and Modern Peoples

Paris granted the boon , and then going to Sparta carried off Helen to Troy . Menelaus , smarting under this wrong , appealed to the Grecian princes for help . They assembled under his brother Agamemnon , King of My . cenæ .

Author: Joel Dorman Steele

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:49780310

Category: History

Page: 600

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A Brief History of the Magna Carta

She was surely as beautiful – the troubadour Bertran de Born sighed to have the queen of England in his arms – and whereas Helen was content to play the femme fatale in besieged Troy, Eleanor would no doubt have taken charge of the ...

Author: Geoffrey Hindley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472109255

Category: History

Page: 160

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In 1215, the Barons of England forced King John to sign a revolutionary document which would change the political landscape of Britain and beyond for the next 800 years. Magna Carta was the forerunner of the Constitution that limited the powers of the crown and its echoes can be found in the seventeenth century Civil Wars, the struggles for American Independence, the work of Thomas Paine and in the bedrock of all contemporary liberal nations. As civil liberties and the rule of law are increasingly under question as part of the 'War on Terror', it has never been more essential to return to the original document, signed at Runnymede in June 1215. Leading medieval historian Geoffrey Hindley retells the story of events leading up to the conference and looks at the document itself, showing how it has resonated over centuries and throughout the world.