Dr. Kelly Younger is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the University Honors Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He received his MA in Classical Studies from Loyola University, Chicago and his PhD in Drama Studies from the National University of Ireland, University College Dublin. He is also a playwright, produced on both coasts of the US, Canada, Ireland, and the UK.2001 0-7734-7466-8
In the 20th century alone, over twenty Irish authors have adapted more than twenty versions of ancient Greek tragedies, or plays based on Greek themes. Through a comparative analysis of Irish dramas (from playwrights Yeats, MacNeice, Kennelly, Heaney, Mahon, and McGuinness) and the original Greek Tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, this volume explores the theatrical relationship between the political and the personal, the Classical and the contemporary, the Irish and the Greek.