By Bryan Doerries
This can be the private and deeply passionate tale of a existence dedicated to reclaiming the undying energy of an historical inventive culture to convenience the troubled. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an cutting edge public well-being undertaking that produces old tragedies for present and back squaddies, addicts, twister and storm survivors, and quite a lot of different at-risk humans in society.
Drawing on those impressive firsthand stories, Doerries in actual fact and powerfully illustrates the redemptive and healing strength of this classical, undying artwork: how, for instance, Ajax may also help squaddies and their household larger comprehend and grapple with PTSD, or how Prometheus Bound presents new insights into the fashionable penal process. those performs are revivified not only in how Doerries applies them to communal difficulties of at the present time, yet within the approach he interprets them himself from the traditional Greek, deftly and expertly rendering enduring truths in modern and remarkable English.
The originality and generosity of Doerries's paintings is startling, and The Theater of War--wholly unsentimental, yet intensely felt and emotionally engaging--is a humane, a professional, and obtainable e-book that would either encourage and enlighten. Tracing a direction that hyperlinks the private to the creative to the social and again back, Doerries indicates us how ache and therapeutic are a part of a undying technique within which discussion and empathy are inextricably linked.
From the Hardcover edition.