The Bacchae is a tragic play written by Euripides, only performed after his death in 400-ish BC in Macedonia, based on the myth of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agave, and their punishment by the god Dionysus. It posits Pentheus against Dionysus, with themes of man vs beast, rationality vs instinctiveness, nurture vs nature and it ends horribly.
And now being adapted as a comic book by Sarah Horrocks (who also credits Euripedes) and debuting at Thought Bubble on September 21st and 22nd in Leeds, at the ComiXology Marquee. She describes it as ‘a volatile adaption of Euripides famous play The Bacchae. A comic about gender, violence, and a good time.’ You may have seen Horrocks’ work of late in Twisted Romance or Prophet: Earth War.
Here’s a preview.