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VCE English Texts: Women of Troy

About the author

Search for "Euripides" and you will find a comprehensive article covering the Greek dramatists life, career and works. 
You can also access related information, including an article on "The Trojan Women" and links to relevant websites and images.
Search for "Helen of Troy" for a brief overview of this historical legend.
Search for "theatre" and read the section on "Developments in Ancient Greece"

Historical context

Recent productions

Ancient Greek Theatre

This film explores the defining aspects of Greek Theatre. The theatre of Ancient Greece flourished between 550 BC and 220 BC. This collection features video about Greek theatre and productions of Greek plays staged at the National Theatre.

This film explores the role of women in Ancient Greek society and the representation of female identity in Antigone, Women of Troy and Medea.

The earliest recorded drama in the west arose in Athen, and these early plays grew out or religious ritual. Namely, they evolved from the worship of Dionysus, god of wine, fertility, and ritual madness.

In this video, Prof. Edith Hall breaks down the tragedy from the comedy of Greek Theatre.

Study Guides

Click on the image above to access the LitChart study guide for The Trojan Women/Women of Troy by Euripides. It contains summaries, overview of the author and context, analysis of characters and themes and a visualisation of the themes and plot.