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Robert Ely Bagg

Poet and Translator

Euripides

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Euripides

Background Information

Employment History

Assistant Professor of English

University of Washington

Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of English At the University of Massachusetts
Amherst College

English Teacher
University of Massachusetts

Education

English literature

Amherst

Web References (70 Total References)


Home - Robert Bagg: Poems, Greek Plays, Essays, Novels, Memoir

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Robert Bagg: Poems, Greek Plays, Essays, Novels, Memoir

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On July 10th, 2013 TALIESIN, with a script by Bagg, music by Neal Kirkwood and directed by Ralph Lee, opened the Mettawee River Theatre Company season in North Bennington.
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Ralph Lee, who won an Obie (Off-Broadway) award for his founding of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, was Robert Bagg's college roommate and directed Bagg's early plays NAUSIAA (based on Homer's ODYSSEY and CYCLOPS (translated from Euripides Greek original).
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Six excerpts from Bagg's in progress biography of Richard Wilbur have been published to date.
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You'll find on this site representative works by Robert Bagg--published and unpublished--in several genres: poetry, translations of Greek drama, literary criticism, fiction, memoir. Bagg is best known for his accurate and playable translations of the plays of Euripides and Sophokles-see a partial list of his productions on the lower right-and for poems that confront the unavoidable: love, friendship, death, regret, violence, pleasure, enlightenment, godhood; as well as more specific contemporary threats: nuclear war, terrorism, and democratically elected tyrants. Many of these works may be downloaded in their entirety.
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For a new generation entering the turbulent arena of ancient Greek drama, translators Robert Bagg and James Scully have produced a vivid, dynamic, and eminently readable translation in The Complete Plays of Sophocles.
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You'll find on this site representative works by Robert Bagg--published and unpublished--in several genres: poetry, translations of Greek drama, literary criticism, fiction, memoir. Bagg is best known for his accurate and playable translations of the plays of Euripides and Sophokles-see a partial list of his productions on the lower right-and for poems that confront the unavoidable: love, friendship, death, regret, violence, pleasure, enlightenment, godhood; as well as more specific contemporary threats: nuclear war, terrorism, and democratically elected tyrants. Many of these works may be downloaded in their entirety.
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On the Fiction page you'll find downloadable files of Bagg's two unpublished novels.
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Bagg withdrew the book from publication and distribution by iUniverse following a disagreement with the publisher.
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What was happening seemed interesting, so Bagg flew out to watch from a ringside seat. In a bizarre development, BYU cancelled the September 21st production of The Bakkhai, even as the touring company was setting up to perform. The BYU Theatre Department Chair cited (without specifying) certain aspects of the production that he feared would trouble BYU's student body. (See Bob's Blague for a report on his trip.) Three songs (downloadable at http://www.standard.net/topics/features/2009/09/17/greek-glam-tragedy) from the score really do rock; the young actor playing Dionysos has a Jim Morrison-like affect and voice; the Maenads look smashing in the photos and sing exuberantly. There's already a cast album CD available for sale by the Utah Theatre Department.
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BOOKS BY ROBERT BAGG Poems: 1956-57. Amherst: Spiritus Mundi Press, 1957. 60 pp.
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Euripides Hippolytos. tr. by Robert Bagg, art by Leonard Baskin.
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Hippolytos by Euripides, tr. by Robert Bagg with introduction and notes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. 105 pp. London: Oxford University Press, 1974. 105 pp. Paper edition 1992.
The Bakkhai by Euripides, tr. by Robert Bagg with introduction and notes Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1978. 82 pp. Revised edition published 1980; reprinted in Classical Tragedy Greek and Roman, Corrigan, Robert W., ed. New York: Applause Books, 1991. 367-431.
Oedipus the King by Sophocles, tr. by Robert Bagg with introduction and notes Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1982.
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Translated by Robert Bagg; introductions and notes by Robert and Mary Bagg.
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Niké and other poems by Robert Bagg
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TEN YEARS by Grandin Conover, with an introduction by Robert Bagg
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Euripides' HIPPOLYTOS, translated by Robert Bagg
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For performance rights to Hippolytos contact Robert Bagg at rebagg@earthlink.net.


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Loch Raven Review - Christopher T. George

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McLeman says that his first poetry collection, Street Magic, owes its genesis to the assistance of Robert Bagg, American poet and translator of Euripides and Sophocles.


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Robert Bagg: Poet and Translator of Euripides and Sophocles

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"Bagg's sense of the play is too profound, and his poetry is too powerful, for a careful reader to miss Euripides' essential intention."
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" . . . Bagg gives the most compelling translation of all available editions."Bryn Mawr Classical ReviewWomen of Trachis by Sophocles"[Bagg's] language is at once modern and timeless, poetic and direct, and always absolutely clear."Valley AdvocatePoetryNiké and other poemsTwenty-six recent poemsBody Blows by Robert Bagg"Bagg is an exceptional poet-capable de tout, as Cocteau says the poet should be. ...
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"[T]his volume ... is distinguished by a number of arresting poems unlike any being written by Mr. Bagg's contemporaries, whatever their years may be."

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