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Rise up, wretched man: enough tears have flowed.

June 3rd, 2019 | 16 min read

By Susannah Black Roberts

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Several months ago, I went with a group of friends– mostly church people, from Emmanuel Anglican– to see a production of Euripides’ Herakles, in the original Greek, directed by our friend Caleb Simone. It was part of his doctoral work, with reconstructed music and choreography, and felt like nearly a church project: one of Caleb and Ashley’s sons played one of Herakles and Megara’s children; our pastor’s eldest son played another; our friend Edmond Rochat did the painting for the poster; half the people there were Christian.

Susannah Black Roberts

Susannah Black Roberts is senior editor at Plough. She is a native Manhattanite. She and her husband, the theologian Alastair Roberts, split their time between Manhattan and the West Midlands of the UK.