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The Love of the Nightingale
T0178009923The Love of the Nightingale>, by Timberlake Wertenbaker, is a savage exploration of the consequences of lust and brutality. Procne, a beautiful princess, is given to the Thracian warlord Tereus for defending her native Athens. Desperately lonely, Procne asks for her sister Philomele to visit her in Thrace, and for Tereus to guard her on her dangerous journey. However, the warlord is enthralled by the guileless princess, and his actions start a chain of destruction that only the Gods can end
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