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Circe tells the tale of a Greek goddess who turns to the mortal world to find her power. In her bold and luminous epic, bestselling author Madeline Miller expertly weaves mythology, romance, family rivalry and war into a vivid and compelling celebration of the indomitable female spirit. Miller’s daring retelling of a Greek classic echoes Ellen McLaughlin’s world-premiere adaptation of The Oresteia—the grand finale production of Michael Kahn’s tenure as Artistic Director—in chronicling a deluge of violence that can only be stopped when society peers into its own soul and sees the depths of its complicity.
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Madeline Miller has a BA and MA from Brown University in Latin and Ancient Greek, and has been teaching both for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales to a modern audience. The Song of Achilles was her first novel and the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.
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