(2) Christopher Stray, introduction to Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics, ed.
(3) See James Morwood, "Gilbert Murray's Translations of Greek Tragedy" in Gilbert Murray Reassessed, 133-44, and Fiona Macintosh, "From the Court to the National: The Theatrical Legacy of Gilbert Murray's Bacchae" in Gilbert Murray Reassessed, 145-65.
It was a long and lonely trail in politics, between that vision of juvenile and aspiring eloquence, expressed in Liverpool, and the 'G.O.M.' of his last Ministry of 1892-94: when Gilbert Murray
listened to him from the Strangers Gallery of the House of Commons -- 'I saw a small old man with an unimpressive voice start to speak, and, as he spoke he grew bigger and bigger and his voice became stronger and stronger, until after four hours it died away and there was the little old man again'.
"Pity is a rebel passion," claims Gilbert Murray. "Its hand is against the strong, against the organised force of society, against conventional sanctions and accepted Gods.
There were shouts and cries at the end for 'Author' louder than I had ever heard, and Gilbert Murray rose and said "The author is not here, he has been dead for many centuries, but I am sure he will be gratified by your reception of his great tragedy" (32) This Trojan Women, then, is subject to paradox.
Gilbert Murray (London: Allen & Unwin, 1905), 5.
(2) James Morwood, "Gilbert Murray's Translations of Greek Tragedy," in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics, ed.
(3) Arnold Toynbee, "The Unity of Gilbert Murray's Life and Work," in Gilbert Murray: An Unfinished Autobiography, ed.
(5) Gilbert Murray, "The Bacchae in Relation to Certain Currents of Thought in the Fifth Century" in Essays and Addresses, 56-87 (85).
Edith Hall and Fiona Macintosh, Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), 510-11; Duncan Wilson, Gilbert Murray OM, 1866-1957 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987), 201-2.
Gilbert Murray's Euripides; The Trojan women and other plays.
Gilbert Murray's translations of Greek tragedy, particularly those of Euripides, were popular throughout England and the US at the beginning of the 20th century and contributed to their performance in commercial theaters.
Writers who treated the myth include Jean Racine, William Congreve, Gilbert Murray
, and Gabriele D'Annunzio.