Die Troerinnen / Hekabe

[The Trojan Women / Hecuba]
Based on the plays of Euripides

Troy has lost the war and the victors divide the spoils of the city amongst themselves, namely the surviving women. These include Hecuba, Troy’s former queen now pledged to Odysseus, and Cassandra, one of her daughters, given to Agamemnon after lots are drawn. But the suffering is by no means over.

John von Düffel extends his version of Euripides’ The Trojan Women by adding its less well known counterpart, Hecuba, whose nightmarish scenes see Hecuba take terrible revenge.

John von Düffel

John von Düffel

John von Düffel (born in 1966 in Göttingen), grew up in Londonderry, Ireland and Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. He studied Philosophy, Economics and German studies in Stirling, Scotland and Freiburg, Breisgau where he did his doctoral ...

Plays by John von Düffel






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