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Alcestis is a play by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides [1]. It was first produced in 438 B.BC.

The plot deals with an ancient legend which told how King Admetus of Thessaly was told by the Fates that death would spare him for a time if he could find some person willing to go to Hades in his place. After a long search only his loyal wife Alcestis was willing to do so.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

The play Not to Die Today was based on Alcestis.

Performance history in South Africa


Wikipedia [2].

World Drama by Allardyce Nicoll, 1949. 76-77.

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