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Iphigenia at Aulis archiveIphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon, is sacrificed to the goddess Artemis, to persuade her to grant the Greek ships a favouring wind on their way to conquer Troy. Agamemnon has become an ambitious politician, wavering in his motives, and a moral, if not a physical coward. Menelaus is also doubtful character. Achilles, to be sure, has something of a hero about him, but it is heroism of a very human youth, not of an adult Homeric warrior. As to Iphigenia, her character has been transformed from an unwilling victim into a true saint. She does not appear in Homer but tradition depict Iphigenia as a gagged, unwilling victim, appealing with her eyes, even at the moment of her death, for pity. In this play, she gives her life (much as Joan of Arc did) in accordance with what she regards as the 'divine will' and the needs of her country.

Cast/Performers

Kate Duchene (Clytemnestra), Peter Needham, Charlotte Roach, Justin Salinger, Dominic Rowan, Annamaria Adams, Helena Lymbery, Penelope McGhie

Creatives/Company

Author: Euripides
Producer: National Theatre
Director: Katie Mitchell
Translation: Don Taylor
Design: Hildegarde Bechtler
Lighting: Chris Davey
Choreographer: Struan Leslie
Sound: Gareth Fry

Iphigenia at Aulis

Iphigenia at Aulis (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0350787665. Details of all Iphigenia at Aulis archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1708755650

Archive Listings

12 Jun 04
to
7 Sep 04
Lyttelton (National Theatre)
West End
Greater London

UKTW News/Reviews

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