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by Euripides

Euripides' classic tragedy in a full cast audio production. After the fall of Troy, Andromache, the wife of Hector, is taken as a spoil of war by Neoptolemus, who treats her kindly. But when he chooses to marry Hermione, his new bride plots her demise.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Andromache (Introduction)
1:53 $0.99
2. Andromache (Lines 1-116) [feat. Sonya Joseph & Diana Slater]
8:09 $0.99
3. Andromache (Lines 117-146) [feat. Tina Polzin, Sarah Harris, Jane Anne Wilder & Wanda Moats]
2:34 $0.99
4. Andromache (Lines 147-234) [feat. Amy Escobar & Sonya Joseph]
6:09 $0.99
5. Andromache (Lines 235-274) [feat. Sonya Joseph & Amy Escobar]
2:58 $0.99
6. Andromache (Lines 275-308) [feat. Jane Anne Wilder, Wanda Moats, Tina Polzin & Sarah Harris]
2:20 $0.99
7. Andromache (Lines 309-420) [feat. Andrew McGinn & Sonya Joseph]
8:40 $0.99
8. Andromache (Lines 421-464) [feat. Jane Anne Wilder, Andrew McGinn & Sonya Joseph]
3:06 $0.99
9. Andromache (Lines 465-493) [feat. Jane Anne Wilder, Wanda Moats, Tina Polzin & Sarah Harris]
1:44 $0.99
10. Andromache (Lines 494-546) [feat. Jane Anne Wilder, Sonya Joseph, Lars Godo & Andrew McGinn]
2:55 $0.99
11. Andromache (Lines 547-644) [feat. Gene Openshaw, Sonya Joseph & Andrew McGinn]
5:51 $0.99
12. Andromache (Lines 645-767) [feat. Andrew McGinn & Gene Openshaw]
7:45 $0.99
13. Andromache (Lines 768-801) [feat. Jane Anne Wilder, Wanda Moats, Tina Polzin & Sarah Harris]
2:22 $0.99
14. Andromache (Lines 802-1008) [feat. Jane Anne Wilder, Amy Escobar, Jeff Weedman, Kathryn Duggan & Wanda Moats]
11:48 $0.99
15. Andromache (Lines 1009-1046) [feat. Jane Anne Wilder, Wanda Moats, Tina Polzin & Sarah Harris]
2:16 $0.99
16. Andromache (Lines 1047-1070) [feat. Gene Openshaw & Jane Anne Wilder]
1:26 $0.99
17. Andromache (Lines 1071-1165) [feat. Morgan Bader & Gene Openshaw]
5:46 $0.99
18. Andromache (Lines 1166 - 1225) [feat. Jane Anne Wilder & Gene Openshaw]
5:07 $0.99
19. Andromache (Lines 1226-1288) [feat. Jane Anne Wilder & Lisa Skvarla]
7:05 $0.99
20. Andromache (Credits)
1:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
Euripides' classic tragedy in a new verse translation, with a full cast audio production. After Troy fell to the Greeks, Andromache, the wife of the slain Trojan king Hector, was taken as prize and given to Achilles' son Neoptolemus as his concubine. He treated her kindly, and in the fullness of time she bore him a son. But Neoptolemus went on to take as his wife Hermione, the daughter of Menelaus, but she could bear him no children. Enraged with jealousy, Hermione plots the death of Andromache, and the play opens with Andromache taking sanctuary at the temple of Thetis, the goddess who is also Achilles' mother - Achilles, the man who killed her husband.

Often considered as mere political propaganda in the conflict between Athens and Sparta, Andromache showcases Euripides' skill in a vivid and tender portrayal of a powerful woman brought low by fate.

About the author: Euripides was the youngest of the three great dramatists of classical Greece, with Sophocles and Aeschylus being his elders. Born around 484 BC, he authored some 92 plays, of which 19 have survived the ravages of time. Ever the iconoclast, Euripides portrayed the gods as capricious agents of fate, unconcerned towards men or righteousness. Mortals, however, were portrayed with all their innate characteristics, from tenderness to treachery, and on a human scale that set him apart from the heroic and larger than life characters of his contemporaries. This concern for the ordinary man would hold his plays in good stead during the Hellenistic period and even today makes Euripides one of the most accessible playwrights of the ancient world.

This production of Andromache was recorded at Mirror Sound Studios in Seattle and Voice Trax West studio in Los Angeles in 2012-13, and features some of the best new talent in theater in the Northwest including Sonya Joseph in the title role, Andrew McGinn as Menelaus, Gene Openshaw as Peleus, and Amy Escobar as Hermione. Unlike conventional recordings that use simple left-right panning to create localization of the sound channels, this recording uses synthetic binaural imaging technology to create a surprisingly lifelike sound image of the performance when played using headphones, while still retaining a pleasing stereo image when played through speakers.



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