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Euripides (484–406)

Born on Salamis island around 484 BC, Euripides is considered the first professional writer in Athens. His dramas evolve around human passions and his interest lies in strong feelings of love, hate and revenge. Often also the gods themselves share the same low moral standards as the humans do. In several of his plays women take leading parts, "... See full bio »


in Athens, Greece


(age 78) in Pella-Macedonia, Greece

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 2019 Leo & Tony's Parody Center Show (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 2015 Troyanas (Documentary) (original story)
 2015 A Dionysia (play "Bacchae of Euripides")
 2015 Król Roger, Opera in three acts (Video) (inspired by: "The Bacchae")
 2011 Television Theater (TV Series) (drama - 1 episode)
- Ifigenia w A... (2011) ... (drama)
 2010 The Bacchae
 2008 Medea (TV Movie) (after)
 2008 Cassandra (Short) (play "The Trojan Women")
 2007 Foreigner (story)
 2006 The Women of Troy (Video) (play)
 2005 Medea (TV Mini-Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... (play)
 2004 Ecuba (play)
 2004 The Trojan Women (play)
 2002 The Bacchae (play)
 2001 Médée (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 1997 The Iphigenia Cycle (Video)
 1996 Médée (TV Movie) (play - as Euripide)
 1995 A Dream, What Else? (text "The Trojan Women")
 1993 Alkestis (TV Movie) (play)
 1993 Backanterna (TV Movie) (play)
 1991 Iphigenia in Tauris (TV Movie) (play: Iphigenia in Tauris)
 1990 Theatre Night (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Iphigenia at Aulis (1990) ... (play)
 1988 Medea (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 The Bacchae (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 Medea (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 Medeia (TV Movie) (play)
 1983/I Medea (TV Movie) (play)
 1983/II Medea (TV Movie)
 1979 Atreides (TV Movie) (excerpts)
 1979 Medea (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Atreides (1979)
 1978 A Dream of Passion (play "Mideia")
 1977 Taller de comèdies (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Electra (1977) ... (play)
  Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Orestes (1977) ... (writer)
- Ifigenia (1968)
 1977 Iphigenia (play "Iphigeneia at Aulis")
 1974 House on the Rocks (play "Hippolytus")
 1974 Naked in the Snow (play "Hippolytus")
 1974 Die Bakchen (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Trójai nök (TV Movie) (as Euripidész)
 1973 Medéia (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 The Trojan Women (play)
 1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (based on play by - 1 episode)
- Helen (1970) ... (based on play by)
 1970 Dionysus in '69 (play "The Bacchae")
 1970 Die Helena des Euripides (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Orestes (play)
 1969 Medea (play - uncredited)
 1969 Gunman of Ave Maria (play "Orestes" - uncredited)
 1969 Iphigenia Auliszban (TV Movie)
  Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1966 - 1969) (play - 1 episode, 1966)
- Orestes (1969)
- Las Bacantes (1969)
- Las troyanas (1966) ... (play)
- Medea (1966)
 1967 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (play "Kyklops" - 1 episode)
- Kyklooppi (1967) ... (play "Kyklops")
 1967 Electra (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Le troiane (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Herakles (TV Movie) (play "Herakles Mainomenos")
 1966 Die Troerinnen (TV Movie) (play "The Trojan Women")
 1963-1964 Gran teatro (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Medea (1964)
- Hipolito (1964)
- Las Bacantes (1963)
- Las Troyanas (1963)
 1963 Las troyanas (play "The Trojan Women")
 1963 Medea (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Theatres and Temples (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 Ifigenia in Aulide (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 The Bacchae (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (1962) ... (play)
- Part 1 (1962) ... (play)
 1962 Hélène (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Phaedra (play "Hippolytus" - uncredited)
 1962/I Electra (play: 'Elektra', 414 BC)
 1961 The Bacchantes (based on a play by)
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Medea (1959) ... (play)
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series) (play "The Trojan Women" - 1 episode)
- Women of Troy (1958) ... (play "The Trojan Women")
 1957 Medea (TV Movie) (play)

Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Alcestis," was performed in the American Repertory Theatre production at the Loeb Stage in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Rodney Scott Hudson (Death) and Paul Rudd (Admetus) in the cast. Robert Wilson was adapter. Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald were translators. Heiner Muller wrote additional text. Laurie Anderson... See more »

Alternate Names:

Euripide | Euripidész

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Personal Quote:

Cowards do not count in battle; they are there but they are not in it. See more »


His plays include 'Alkestis' (438BC), 'Medea' (431 BC), Hippolytos (428 BC), 'The Troyans' (415 BC), 'Elektra' (413 BC) and 'The Bacchantes' (first played 405 BC). See more »

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