Clytemnestra

Wed 16th – Sat 19th Nov 2011

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“No one can get through life unscathed”

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The Oxford Greek Play

SUMMARY

The renowned Oxford Greek Play returns to the Playhouse with Clytemnestra, a dazzling new adaptation of Aeschylus' tragedy The Libation Bearers.

After murdering her husband Agamemnon on his return from the Trojan War, Clytemnestra rules as queen in the palatial city of Argos. But when an evil dream troubles her sleep and she sends her daughter Electra to pray at Agamemnon's tomb, little does she know that her exiled son Orestes has already returned on a mission to avenge his father.

A national institution over 130 years old, the Oxford Greek Play is a rare opportunity to witness the greatest drama of the ancient world in the magical rhythm of its native language. Combining elements of Japanese Noh theatre, a modern musical score, and a specially commissioned translation, Clytemnestra promises to capture the imagination of new audiences as well as those who have known the play for years. Performed in Ancient Greek with a new digitally projected English translation.

Admission: £15(£10)

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