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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 Macedonia

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  The Medea (play) (announced)
 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)
 2004 The Trojan Women (play)
 2002 The Bacchae (play)
 2001 Médée (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 1996 Médée (TV Movie) (play - as Euripide)
 1995 Ein Traum, was sonst? (TV Movie) (text "The Trojan Women")
 1993 Backanterna (TV Movie) (play)
 1993 Alkestis (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Theatre Night (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Iphigenia at Aulis (1990) ... (play)
 1988 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)
 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 Medéia (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Trójai nök (TV Movie) (as Euripidész)
 1971 The Trojan Women (play)
 1970 Dionysus in '69 (play "The Bacchae")
 1970 Die Helena des Euripides (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Orestis (play)
 1969 Medea (play - uncredited)
 1969 Forgotten Pistolero (play "Orestes" - uncredited)
  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 Medea (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Theatres and Temples (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Las troyanas (play "The Trojan Women")
 1962 The Bacchae (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... (play)
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... (play)
 1962 Hélène (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Phaedra (play "Hippolytus" - uncredited)
 1962/I Electra (play)
 1961 Bondage Gladiator Sexy (play "The Bacchae")
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Medea (1959) ... (play)

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Other Works:

Playwright: "Electra" (filmed as Electra (1962)). See more »

Alternate Names:

Euripide | Euripidész

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Personal Quote:

[on excellence] Human excellence means nothing unless it works with the consent of God.


His play 'Iphigenia in Tauris' (414-412 BC) was adapted as a new play by 'Johann Wolfgang von Goethe' in 1787, and as an opera composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck, with a libretto by Nicolas-François Guillard, in 1779. See more »

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