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Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
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Jan 11, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: drama, mythology, works-in-translation, classics

Prometheus Bound has some of the best speeches, but this is because this play is pretty much all speeches - the main character being bound to a rock the entire play necessarily decreases the action. The myth of Prometheus is an exciting and fascinating one, but although this play is central to the myth, it's not the most exciting read.

If you're going to read it, I suggest reading it in a context - if not in a mythology class, maybe before seeing a production of the play (though I bet productions are rare.) Actually, the best idea would be to try reading it with Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, and/or maybe Frankenstein. This will help bring to the fore the core ideas of the play and help keep focus while wading through all the monologues.

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