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By: Matthew R. Reis—Staff Writer | February 23, 2011

All of the drama, love and despair of the Orpheus myth return to Ithaca College for a third time. After staging “Euridice” in 2009 and “Metamorphoses” in 2008, the theater department takes on the Italian opera “L’Orfeo” by Claudio Monteverdi, another retelling of the tale.

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Like many great classical writers of his time little is known about Euripides beyond his body of work. We do know that he was born in Athens and he died in the Kingdom of Macedonia. He was born into a well-off family in the politically centralized city of Athens. Euripides lived during the infamous Peloponnesian War that plagued the Peninsula from north to south. He was elected to participate...

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