Amphitryon: Translated into English Verse by Richard Wilbur

Amphitryon: Translated into English Verse by Richard Wilbur

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Overview

Wilbur is at the peak of his form in this stellar translation of an unusual Molière play-populated with Greeks and Greco-Roman gods and flavored with the essences of vaudeville, fan-tasy, high comedy, farce, and even opera. Afterword by Richard Wilbur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156002110
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 04/01/1995
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 154
Sales rank: 888,304
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Arts Club medal of honor for literature, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two awards from PEN.


Molière (1622–1673), born Jean-Baptise Poquelin, was a widely renowned French poet, playwright, and actor.

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